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This past week, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his third State of the City Address. The speech's resemblance to a governmental expositional was minimal. However, its similarity to a professional wrestling match was extraordinarily high. Mayor more
There's music in gutters. That's not always the case when it rains. More often than not, gutters become problematic when nearby trees fill them with leaves and twigs. Then instead of a lullaby of tinkling there's the splattering of water running down the more
Ever since the announcement of Donald Trump's intentions to enter the Republican primary, this writer has been vexed at the president's lack of oratory discipline. Even in speeches which were honed by campaign committee, Trump would travel off on more
Our first President George Washington often wrote about his fears of factionalism. His concern was that strong political parties would devolve into searching for debilitating scandals that would paralyze their opponents. Unfortunately, old George was more
I felt his presence. He had slipped into the dining room and, without looking to confirm my suspicion, I imagined his dark eyes carefully watching my every more. I continued with my dinner, cutting into one of the two chicken tenders on my plate. You" more
Shakespeare famously said “All the World is a Stage.” This certainly has been the case with the showmanship-filled term of Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Following her election, Rhode Islanders … more
A lot can happen in six seconds, yet it is not a metric to measure a life. Rather, men and women should be measured by their achievements or lack thereof. They are evaluated by their performance, their values, their ideals and, perhaps most important, more
In modern public life, even the most prejudiced characters learn to camouflage their bigotry in order to survive in the political game. On the contrary, one might remember the days of the late Alabama Governor and presidential candidate George Wallace. more
The cruiser was stationed at the entrance of Conimicut Point Park, its lights flashing, Saturday morning. Traffic wasn't being allowed into the park, and for good reason. The search for Michael Perry mounted Friday afternoon and carried on through the more
An old adage exclaims, “Hope Springs Eternal.” A new year offers the possibility that government, whether local, state, or federal might fulfill its most basic tenant and actually serve the needs … more
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