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By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN British historian Lord Harold Acton famously said: All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. After a war for independence against a tyrannical British monarchy, the framers of our United States Constitution more
By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY "e;Rethinking our approach to education,"e; a Dec. 19 letter from Peter A. Filippi, needs a rebuttal. Mr. Filippi suggests regionalizing and privatizing our public education would save millions of dollars. Mr. Filippi offers some suspect more
By JUNE S. SPEAKMAN, SUSAN R. DONOVAN, LIANA CASSAR, TERRI CORTVRIEND and LAUREN CARSON In virtually all the predictions of what will be hot in the 2020 General Assembly session, including the Providence Journal's front-page session preview, there has more
By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Medical research over the last century or so has made tremendous strides in easing the suffering and prolonging the lives of people afflicted with potentially fatal diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV and diabetes. But an actual more
By ROBERT CHARLES Have you ever thought about it? America's entire way of life depends on honor. You may not think so, but it is a fact. Absent self-respect, respect for others, a sense of perspective on one's place in society, history and the civic more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many physical, economic and mental health burdens to bear due to impacts made by the more
By ZACHARY S. FARRELL Far too many of Rhode Island's children go to school every day in dangerously crumbling and obsolete school buildings. In fact, the Rhode Island School Building Authority has calculated that the average age of school buildings more
By MICHAEL ALBANESE Amazon is ready to take over the world. In Amazon's annual filing at the beginning of the year, they listed "e;transportation and logistics services"e; companies in their competitors for the first time. This means that Amazon is expected more
As we keep our distance from each other and watch with sadness as the coronavirus sweeps through our beautiful country and across the world, we are reminded how more
By JANE KOSTER One hundred years ago, Carrie Chapman Catt, speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), proposed the formation of a league of women voters to finish the fight for women's more
By COREY McCARTY "e;Gloria"e; is a 78-year-old Rhode Islander. She is a retired teacher on a fixed income who lives alone. She's also living with diabetes. Her doctor is concerned about Gloria's frequently missed appointments and why her blood glucose levels more
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