November 1, 2014
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In her late 20s, Janet Lee Dupree took out a $3,000 student loan to help finance her undergraduate degree. While acknowledging that she did not pay off the student loan when she should have, even … more
In response to Steve Brown’s attack on Rhode Island’s 1986 constitutional convention (see Constitutional convention: The General Assembly’s kid brother), we’d like to note that eminent Rhode … more
In a recent commentary in the Providence Journal, engineer Andrew Aitkin, retired vice president at New England Power Co., provided several compelling reasons why Rhode Islanders should support the … more
On Nov. 4, Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not they wish to convene a Constitutional Convention (Con Con). We stand on the brink of a dangerous precipice. If Question … more
Recently, the University of Rhode Island hosted representatives from many of Rhode Island’s top manufacturing companies to recognize National Manufacturing Day. The range of products represented … more
On Sept. 29, I had the great pleasure of joining President Rosanne Somerson of the Rhode Island School of Design, members of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation and many representatives of … more
Two decades ago, Boston Harbor was widely considered the dirtiest harbor in America. Sewage and pollution from local industry made it unsafe to fish or swim in the harbor or the Charles River. But … more
Opponents of a state constitutional convention worry that such a gathering might diminish civil rights. Throughout the long march of American history, just the opposite has occurred. To paraphrase … more
Warwick, Johnston and Cranston have undergone a particularly difficult week or so, due to the terrible threats made against young students in those communities. It has been a traumatic event for the … more
If you like how the General Assembly operates, you’ll love a constitutional convention. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about legislative shenanigans, you should reject Question 3 on … more
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