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During one of the recent debates, to determine the Republican Presidential Candidate, Marco Rubio stated that “welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less … more
People are taking a more active role in how they purchase and pay for health care, with consumers driving more of the decision-making process. With thousands of Rhode Island residents purchasing … more
If you care about open government in Rhode Island, if you’re a fan of having decisions made in a transparent manner, and if you just want to be able to hold elected officials responsible for their … more
At times of increased tension, both ISIL and racists in the west are taking a similar path to polarize the public. I’d propose an alternative approach to avoid a bleak future with limited civil … more
The people of Rhode Island have never been afraid to take action when they see a problem. We were the first of the original 13 colonies to declare our independence and were also the first to take … more
While the status quo continues to trumpet the economic progress they have made for Rhode Island, the realities are much starker. For example, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate would be 8.2 percent … more
Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were just completed. This trade agreement, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy, has been negotiated in secret for several years … more
The United States Department of Transportation ranks Rhode Island last – 50th out of 50 states – in bridge quality. Everyone agrees that we have to fix the bridges across RI, approximately one in … more
Electricity prices in New England are the highest of any region in the United States and have increased 17 to 44 percent the past decade (depending on the state). Not coincidently, New England has … more
I always knew Pop-Pop was a Marine; it was just as much a part of who he was as being my grandfather. Ken Johnson jokes that he’s not home when I visit, preaches nothing is worth doing if it … more
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