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The cavalier attitude wherein Rhode Island politicians work for themselves by insuring their reelection through special interest legislation is much in evidence this session. You already know that … more
Earlier this month a debate ensued around the issue of school lunches. Initially, the City of Warwick school committee decided to provide only sunbutter and jelly sandwiches to children whose parents … more
So few educational systems teach the Classics nowadays that it is somewhat daunting to quote Virgil’s Aenid, Book 2, 19 B.C. lest people misunderstand: “Do not trust the Horse, Trojans. … more
A recent report issued by an advisory panel to General Treasurer, Seth Magaziner, should concern every Rhode Island taxpayer. This study concluded that almost two-thirds of locally run pensions are … more
Two events happened last week which promised to be steps in the right direction where education is concerned. Regrettably, the progress took a regressive step as well. Here is the skinny. Forward Ho! … more
Some 150 plus years after the ratification of the 13th Amendment the issue of reparations has dominated not only some college campuses but also the debate among several Democratic presidential … more
Politics in Rhode Island can be a breathtaking ride. Recent actions taken by politicians show the highs and lows of the players in power. For example:GOODTreasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General … more
A recent article about the anniversary of the closing of the Ladd Center, which had housed developmentally disabled adults, resurrected some humble feelings. It was my privilege to represent … more
Nothing bespeaks how out of touch with taxpayers our legislators can be than the recent bill, HB-5819, sponsored by Representatives Robert Craven, Michael Morin, Carol Hagan McEntee and newcomer, … more
It would seem we have an Attorney General who embraces rationality and realism over politics and rhetoric and I, for one, am pleased. The drug problem in the United States, and worldwide, is … more
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