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By GARY SASSE A system of checks and balances functions best when people on opposite sides of an issue are capable of compromise. For the last decade, hyper-partisanship, not problem-solving, has characterized American governance. Alice Rivlin, former more
By Bob HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. Ever evolving, the country was built by Indigenous People, slaves, immigrants, religious seekers, those looking for fortune and the forcibly absorbed (Mexicans for example). We are an extremely unique more
By JEREMY GREENBERG As the college Class of 2018 ventures out into the working world, many of them will choose to work for themselves, or at least entertain the thought. A variety of factors - less security in the traditional job market, more innovation more
By KEN WAGNER An open letter to parents: The end of the school year is upon us and students across the state are looking forward to sleeping late, basking in the sunshine, and splashing into swimming pools. Another necessity on that list of summer more
By JEFFREY DIEHL Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank highlighted wastewater infrastructure projects in Warwick and East Greenwich on Friday, May 18. These events marked the end of a weeklong series of events highlighting local infrastructure projects more
By REP. NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO It seems that every generation has its own epidemic to battle. But unlike polio or cholera, the tragic epidemic of our time is one of our own making. Responsible for an estimated 115 deaths every day, the opioid epidemic is more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN Several years ago, Rhode Island adopted a rigorous, innovative procedure to appoint its judges based on merit. This rigorous process is called the Judicial Nominating Process. The Judicial Nominating Commission was established more
By ALLAN FUNG Mayor of Cranston Rhode Islanders recognize that Gov. Gina Raimondo's continued diversion of millions from our 9-1-1 emergency system to help fill the state's abyssal structural deficit is just plain wrong. This practice has come with more
By TIMOTHY KEPHART In many U.S. cities, the writing is on the walls - graffiti vandalism, that is, creating expensive eyesores that are difficult to prevent and damaging to an area's image. A U.S. Justice Department study found that graffiti discourages more
By SENATOR JAMES C. SHEEHAN In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker reported that dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein, renowned movie producer, of sexual abuse and misconduct over a period of at least 30 years. This scandal sparked more
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