Opinion

An unexpected place in the national campaign

While summer's dog days are upon us, the presidential campaign is in full swing - and Rhode Island has been a notable part of the storyline on both sides of the aisle. The Republican National Convention was held last week in Cleveland, Ohio, with Donald

We the people

To the Editor: Why do temperatures continue to rise every year? Why are we fearful of and denying immigrants the opportunity for a safer and better life? Why are we fighting war after war, destroying cultures, killing innocents, and creating hatred? Why

We must ensure standardized tests don't crowd out teaching, learning

To the Editor: I am writing to publicly applaud Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner's recent decision on sparing 10th and 11th graders from Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. Commissioner Wagner

Letters

Rhode Island, we have lifesaving work to do

To the Editor: Cancer will claim an estimated 2,090 lives in Rhode Island this year alone. Yet, research shows that we could prevent roughly half of those cancer deaths if everyone were to stop using tobacco products, eat well, exercise regularly and get
Columns

Brother, can you spare a dime?

A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some
Op-Ed

If you want change, don't vote for the star

Rhode Island is one of the most progressive states in the country, at least when it comes to the views of its citizens. Its residents vote Democrat by large margins and generally hold views that are in agreement with-or to the left of-the