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It is difficult to understand how something like global climate change became a political issue - something that divides people along party lines and ideologies rather than a topic that hinges on hard scientific facts. It is even more difficult to more
To the Editor: Last week, the New York State Senate passed, and Governor Chris Cuomo signed, what can only be characterized as the most barbaric abortion law in the history of western civilization. This is not hyperbole. Paradoxically termed the more
To the Editor: In her inaugural address, Governor Raimondo reiterated her call for a ban on so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines." This notwithstanding that the report of her hand picked working group on gun safety could not agree on a" more
The late former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” A complex historical figure, Holmes earned a reputation as “the great … more
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To the Editor: Climate change is happening here and now - and as a young person, I'm terrified. I'm 20 years old and am afraid for the kind of world I will grow into and the world that my children will have to face in 2100 and beyond. I'm concerned about more
Just because you can encapsulate your entire point of view on any given subject into 280 characters, really, should you? Perhaps one of the most intriguing phenomena in modern society - only in the last 10 years has this even become a thing" - is how" more
In March, on a 44-30 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation that would codify abortion rights in our state. Last week, however, the Judiciary Committee in the state Senate voted that measure down on a 5-4 vote. The more
To the Editor: After hours of testimony, debate and high emotion, the RI Senate Judiciary Committee declined to send abortion bill RHCA/S152A for a Senate floor vote. Pro-life supporters rejoiced and pro-choice advocates threw a temper tantrum. The more
To the Editor: What does being a kid stand for, or even really mean in today's world? When I was a kid (born in 1990) it meant going outside for fresh air and friends. As soon as the school bus would drop my sister and I off at home our backpacks hit the more
There is broad agreement that single-use plastic bags and other plastic items, such as disposable straws, create environmental hazards and contribute to the pollution of treasured ecosystems and natural resources. In recent years, the Ocean State has more
To the Editor:There have been many “black days” in our country’s history but Monday, February 26, 2019 is the darkest ever. On that day, the U.S. Senate considered a bill that would … more
At a time where newspapers are attacked regularly for their inability to objectively analyze news events and issues that polarize the populace, we do take great strides to include comments from as many people as we can while under the constant pressure more
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