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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
Amid much fanfare, the Providence Pedestrian Bridge opened this summer. While the politicians were giddy, the originally planned $3 million bridge actually cost the taxpayers a hair under $22 … more
Recently, I wrote a column about how cavalier our public leaders are about spending taxpayers’ money which they would never do if it were their dime. The most recent example is the Providence … more
It’s a long trek. The privileged are given a ten-yard lead over the underprivileged. After six hours, both groups have covered the same distance but the privileged group is still ten yards … more
Facts: El Paso and Dayton make 251 mass shootings in 216 days.Total number of gun incidents so far in 2019: 33,499Number of deaths: 8,896 (22,000 annual suicide by gun not included) Source: Gun … more
If Rhode Island politicians spent money as though it were their own, taxpayers would see radically different behavior. Instead, they have a cookie jar mentality, i.e. that it’s other … more
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