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I, for one, am glad to see that the governor is removing “Providence Plantations” from state stationery paychecks, etc. Yes, I am aware that its initial history had nothing to do with … more
A Boston College history professor argues that the South actually won the Civil War (Boston College Magazine, summer 2020). Since she was from my Alma Mater (Law ’74) I was interested in her … more
In the wake of the despicable death of George Floyd, many police departments are under siege by the very citizens they are sworn to protect. Some FOP lodge presidents are lashing out against what … more
“I CAN’T BREATHE” – Eric Garner.Mr. Garner‘s life was choked out of him by police for his allegedly selling individual cigarettes. The list is a long one of such useless … more
Change should be in the air with how our country does some business in the future. Clearly, the United States was at the mercy of receiving supplies from other countries after a reasonable stockpile … more
Massachusetts has an interesting guideline when it comes to rationing ventilators and ICU beds. Even in the case of equal medical need and equal likelihood of success, the younger person gets the … more
While it is no doubt unpopular with citizens who are scared out of their minds with the coronavirus, state GOP leaders are correct that the governor was wrong to make no-exit leases for field … more
Despite the herculean job that Governor Gina Raimondo has done, she has been criticized for alleged violations of the Constitution for some Executive Orders. Ed Achorn of The Providence Journal, the … more
The coronavirus has not only wreaked havoc on people’s health and the economy but also threatens to upset the presidential election. In Rhode Island the Presidential  Preference Primary is … more
I came across an article in Bloomberg Businessweek (March 30, 2020) which made some great points   which I want to share.  Author, Peter Coy noted that in economics there is no … more
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