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By MADDALENA CIRIGNOTTA When did Rhode Islanders consent to indefinitely sacrificing our democracy for a monarchy? Have we simply lobbed off an entire branch of government and determined checks and balances unnecessary? Is representation no longer a more
In a world where it seems few people can agree on much of anything, we really hope that we can still at least agree on the notion that our children should have safe, warm and dry schools to learn in. Even further, in light of a pandemic that has uprooted more
With seemingly nothing else coming easy in 2020, why should voting be any different? Of course, we don't mean to infer that there should be barriers to voting in any presidential election held in the United States, but it seems almost fitting that during 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 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
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
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
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING Dear Parents and Caregivers of Children, What better time will there be to encourage young learners to make mistakes? All too often we create cultures that promote not doing so. Unfortunately, this often leads to kids seeking to more
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