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Here are three cheers for the lawyers at the non-profit center, Rhode Island Center for Justice (centerforjustice.com). In a lawsuit with national implications, the Center has filed a lawsuit on … more
In her January 14 State of the State address, Governor Gina Raimondo made the improvement of education a top priority. Yet, she offered no viable prescription for the ailing public school system. It … more
Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court … more
With the onset of the new legislative session, taxpayers are gritting their teeth to see what fiscal ignominies will be piled onto their backs. One thing is for certain. The governor is out of … more
It seems a bit xenophobic to focus on the future of America since, after all, we are part of a global environment.  Yet, many political events are shaped and influenced by American values or … more
It is said that in order to understand another person, you must walk a mile in their shoes. In this often challenging, divisive culture, the Barrington Times is creating a new column in an effort to … more
I have a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution for state leaders, although it seems that the main person who needs to make it is Governor Gina Raimondo, since House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello … more
The pregnant woman walked alongside the donkey which carried her husband Joseph’s carpenter tools. Occasionally, she rode on the donkey while Joseph hauled the instruments and pieces of wood of … more
Quick! What do former Congresswoman Claudine Schneider, former Lieutenant Governor candidate and Secretary of State Susan Farmer, former Attorney General Arlene Violet, Former General Treasurer Nancy … more
Kudos to Katherine Gregg of the Providence Journal  for her recent column about the top 100 highest public pensions in the state. With the highest pension a whopping $209,000 its recipient would … more
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