Raimondo Pushes RI’s Faustian Bargain En Route to D.C.
How many needless COVID-19 infections, long-term disabilities and deaths resulting from in-person schooling are acceptable? We’re going with none. That’s not the route the Warwick School Committee chose. Nor is […]
Martin Luther King Jr. Fought Poverty, Too
Fifty three years after Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis outside the Lorraine Motel room where he was organizing a crusade against poverty, the scourge […]
Langevin: Trump Should Resign, or be Removed
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) urged President Donald J. Trump to resign, and failing that, for Vice President Mike Pence or Congress to remove him from office after […]
Thanksgiving 2020: It’s OK to Stay Away
The 157th celebration of Thanksgiving as an annual holiday is an unusual one for most people alive today, but the few people still with us who remember the 1918 pandemic […]
Honor Veterans, Preserve America
Thank you, veterans, for serving the United States and protecting it from all threats, foreign and domestic. Thank you, too, for putting your lives on the line to protect America’s […]
Raimondo & Fauci’s Fallacies Undermine COVID-19 Leadership
Thursday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, after chastising the Warwick School Committee for choosing Fall distance learning, resorted to a logical fallacy, appeal to authority, during a talk with famed expert […]
McSwiggan: Teachers Aren’t A COVID-19 Panacea
TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo: Dear Governor Raimondo, I am writing today to express my extreme displeasure in the way you compared teachers to […]
Zero Tolerance For COVID-19
Fictional dragon sacrifices forsake young villagers to spare the village, but COVID-19 can’t be deflected with any number of casualties, and anyway, some have forgotten the heroes are supposed to […]
Frumerie: Racism, Poverty Intertwined
Editor’s note: Juneteenth, falling June 19, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that slavery […]
ACLU: RI City Curfews Raise Voter, Discrimination Concerns
After the the imposition of curfews this evening by the cities of Cranston, Providence and Warwick, the ACLU of Rhode Island issued the following statement: The imposition of blanket curfews […]
COVID-19 Deaths: Sacrifices Trump’s Willing to Make
For the past 56 days, President Donald J. Trump has woken up, witnessed undeniable evidence that the country faces a deadly public health crisis in COVID-19, then decided to just let a lot of us die.
Mayor’s “revenue neutral” fire contract could cost the city $3.6 million
WARWICK, RI — Two rulings against the city that Mayor Joseph Solomon declined to appeal represent the bulk of the added costs from the new fire contract.