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As an American veteran, I became aware that the federal government is only required to fly the POW/MIA flag six days per year. This was established by Title 36 of the USC, Section 902. In my … more
The sweep is complete, and give the progressive Democrats credit — they own the East Bay. The old guard that once controlled politics in this region saw this coming two years ago but could … more
On Feb. 5, the U.S. Senate passed SB-1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, in a bipartisan vote of 77-23. Sen. Jack Reed voted against this bill, while … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
I am writing in response to the letter entitled “Dogs should not be running wild, defecating on graves.” The level of disrespect cannot and should not, be ignored, but this brings up the … more
Thank God the guardians of local civility, the Censor Twins, have come forward in two Letters to the Nasty Editor to inform everyone and the Phoenix what constitutes acceptable public … more
Next Tuesday, voters of Bristol and Warren will have the opportunity to vote in the District 68 State Representative special election. This is a civic duty and an opportunity that should not be taken … more
June Speakman’s statement in the Jan. 21 Bristol Phoenix is a great example of the progressive agenda.  The headline included fine sounding words like “families,” … more
Public discourse is a beautiful thing. Angry, spirited, divisive or uplifting, it is woven into the fabric of things that make America great. A debate between candidates for House District 68 … more
In a state as small as Rhode Island, with public and private high schools competing at various levels of play, many communities get a chance to celebrate a high school state championship. In other … more
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