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Last week two events reinforced the perception that the state has returned to the “bad ol’ days” when politicians acted like they owned a fiefdom. Here are the new members of the … more
Maybe it was because on the same day the announcement was made, I received the Fall 2019 newsletter of the Northeast Sisters of Mercy. I smiled as I read the profile of Rhode Island’s, Mercy … more
On Oct. 22, State Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green released standardized test results for Rhode Island students that should turn a lot of faces red. While ostensibly the test results … more
Good grief! Rhode Island politics can be maddening. One day a citizen can be cheering for a good decision and the next day shaking one’s head. Here are some examples:IGT CONTRACT HEARINGS. … more
The Providence Journal posed the following inquiry to leading Rhode Island Republicans:Do you think President Trump did/said anything inappropriate in his conversation with the president of the … more
When I was running for public office I remember some of my supporters being angry with the incumbent because he or, more usually, his retainers, would criticize me. Taking umbrage they would protest, … more
It takes a lot to top the gall of Governor Gina Raimondo, who is intent on awarding a no-bid, 20 year, $1 billion contract to IGT whose lobbyist is her personal friend, political partner, and … more
God bless The Providence Journal! The newspaper propounded an open records request to Governor Gina Raimondo seeking “all communications to and from IGT and the Governor’s staff-and their … more
I appreciate my column readers like David Ellis of Portsmouth who provide me documentation and insight into important public issues which are given short shrift by politicians and agencies that are … more
Until last week, I had never heard of Antonio Brown. Then, out of nowhere, his name was everywhere I turned. My family—3 sons and a husband—watches a good amount of football but I would … more
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