Opinion

Closing down child trafficking

We see it in movies with Liam Neeson as he rescues his “taken” daughter. We see it on TV from reruns of Law & Order Special Victims with Olivia Benson consoling a young boy, but rarely do we …

Finding the right road

Everyone agrees something must be done – and soon – to address the condition of the state’s deficient bridges. There is anything but unanimity, however, regarding how best to finance the …

Daring to dream

You may already be holding a life-changing ticket. Lottery fever has reached unprecedented levels of late, with thousands of Rhode Islanders buying up Powerball tickets ahead of drawings last …

Election countdown begins

It’s now, officially, an election year. The campaign has been in full swing for several months, but the turning of the calendar to 2016 represents an important shift. As the days count down to …

Letters

Common sense vs. extreme sense

To the Editor: Common sense has always been valued in our country. In 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense” to speak plainly to America about the issues of the times. The ability …
Columns

A sad goodbye to my complicated friend Buddy

This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to …
Op-Ed

Reproductive freedom still elusive in RI

On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade ensured that women have the right to reproductive freedom. This opinion was reaffirmed in 1992 when the Court ruled that …