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The Providence Journal recently published an editorial entitled, “China heads for the moon.” It warned that China, with its recent launch of a space probe that will land an unmanned rover … more
My husband is a caveman. Before you conjure up an image of him beating his chest while grunting, “Make fire!” or dragging me by my hair, allow me to enlist your attention to qualify this … more
By SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE As I travel across the state listening to Rhode Islanders during this campaign, I'm often asked which vote I've taken that I'm most proud of. Eight years after I voted to pass the Affordable Care Act, my answer is still the more
On Nov. 29, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released results for students, grades 3-8, on the new state test, The Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS). RICAS is the … more
By BOB HOUGHTALING While watching a recent episode of Face the Nation I listened as Senator Ben Sasse spoke of how the digital revolution has impacted our ability to engage with each other. In short, Senator Sasse asserts that one of our country's more
By MEGHAN HUGHES and JULIAN L. ASSID Rhode Island is now home to one of the most significant experiments to align education and workforce development that will reap benefits for college students, employers, and the digital economy. At the center of this more
Stress has become part of our “hurry up” society where we are overwhelmed with too much incoming stimulation, especially during the holidays. The season is fraught with a frenzy of … more
By JOHN LaFORGE It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public's embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the Great War British novelist H.G. Wells wrote on August 14, 1914, This is already the vastest" more
By HERB WEISS The CDC says it's a no-brainer as to what issue I should cover this week. Being homebound for three or four days, with the flu, and my submittal deadline looming, I pen my commentary on widespread flu activity now being reported in Rhode more
By BRUCE CORLISS and ROBERT BALLARD As University of Rhode Island alumni, we are proud of the many contributions the Graduate School of Oceanography has made to Rhode Island, the nation and the world, and we are excited about its future. Since its more
By BOB HOUGHTALING It's been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation's biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like family history, more
By JESSICA DAVID Opportunity Zones, a new and very different type of incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are getting a lot of attention nationally and locally. This new incentive is intended to encourage private investment, and more
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