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To the Editor: The death knell may already have been sounding. President Trump certainly didn't hear it. And, just as important, most of his followers - especially the more rabid ones - refused to admit the frightful music had even been composed. That's more
When flashy LA litigator Johnnie Cochran came to Providence after the friendly-fire fatal shooting of Officer Cornel Young back in 2000, Buddy Cianci accused Cochran of trying to sow division. Cliff Monteiro, then the president of the Providence NAACP, more
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By IAN DONNIS Rhode Island's primary election on Tuesday will indicate whether Rhode Islanders want a more progressive General Assembly. The Rhode Island Political Cooperative - whose platform includes issues like a $15 minimum wage, higher taxes on the more
By DR. JEANNINE GIOVANNI We certainly have a lot to worry about regarding our health these days. A global pandemic has a way of doing that. Yet there has been another pandemic raging around the globe for years that hasn't captured as much attention as it more
The presidential debates, for all their faults, play an essential role in our political process. These "long-standing rituals of democracy," as Bloomberg opinion writer Jonathan Bernstein recently called them, can certainly be lacking in substance. more
Television critics know the idiom "e;jumping the shark"e; well, which comes from a 1977 episode of "e;Happy Days,"e; where Fonzie inexplicably jumps over a captive shark on water skis while wearing swim shorts and his trademark leather jacket - while serving no more
By MILLIE SANTILLI What happens when you are confined to your home, not able to leave for any reason? At first you are determined to eat healthy, exercise every day, go for long walks and catch up on all the projects you never have time for. For the more
As the week began, it was unclear how Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini will come down on a motion that could scramble expectations for Rhode Island's most anticipated political trial of the year. The motion, filed last week by Jeff Britt's lawyer, more
By DR. PETER S. NAKHLA During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many doctors' offices and health care facilities were postponing appointments, elective surgeries and any care that was not related to COVID-19 or considered an emergency. Those more
If reformers want to improvestate government inRhode Island, would patronagehires be a goodplace to start? It’s a pertinentquestion following thenews that Eddy Herrera, theson of Rep. … more
By DEBORAH RUGGIERO What is your plan for voting in this November's election? I'm not asking IF you are voting (it's your civic duty), or for whom (that's your choice), but HOW are you voting? There are now three ways to vote in Rhode Island: You can more
To the Editor: As the hospitality industry starts our slow road to recovery to an uncertain future, we are dependent on our state leaders enacting forward thinking, smart policy ideas. One such example is recent legislation introduced by Speaker more
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