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According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, an oligarchy is a government in which power is in the hands of a few. Its second definition is a government where policy serves a small group of wealth holders with primacy. Two significant changes in government more
In modern public life, even the most prejudiced characters learn to camouflage their bigotry in order to survive in the political game. On the contrary, one might remember the days of the late Alabama Governor and presidential candidate George Wallace. more
A lot can happen in six seconds, yet it is not a metric to measure a life. Rather, men and women should be measured by their achievements or lack thereof. They are evaluated by their performance, their values, their ideals and, perhaps most important, more
The Coast Guard vessel looked like it meant business. Red and blue lights flashed; crew dressed in navy blue, black boots and carrying sidearms stood on the deck looking in our direction. We couldn't have doing more than five knots, certainly not enough more
The cruiser was stationed at the entrance of Conimicut Point Park, its lights flashing, Saturday morning. Traffic wasn't being allowed into the park, and for good reason. The search for Michael Perry mounted Friday afternoon and carried on through the more
In a state of desperation from a year where no significant legislation was passed, the 115th Congress of the United States of America will seemingly pass a wide-ranging tax reform law. The original version passed the House of Representatives on Nov. 16, more
Using power and position to subjugate and objectify one's underlings is nothing new. Undoubtedly distasteful and despicable, whether the perpetrator of such devilment is either an elected or appointed official, this dynamic should never be tolerated. more
Most Rhode Islanders, who do not have some sort of umbilical cord connected to our government, want desperately to vote for a real reform-minded candidate for governor. Unfortunately, voters are … more
By most measures, unless you live in the deep south, Friday's snow was little more than a dusting. It was hardly worth getting out the snow shovel. A broom sufficed. Yet it was enough to freshen an earlier dusting and, perhaps, just enough for cross more
Our first President George Washington often wrote about his fears of factionalism. His concern was that strong political parties would devolve into searching for debilitating scandals that would paralyze their opponents. Unfortunately, old George was more
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