Opinion

Opinion: Governor’s Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis – A Self-Inflicted Wound
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Opinion: Governor’s Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis – A Self-Inflicted Wound

[See also, “News Analysis: RI to Legalize Recreational Cannabis,” Jan 16, 2019] The more I talk to people on both sides ...

The Bartholomewtown Podcast Top 18 Episodes of 2018
January 8, 2019 No Commentby

The Bartholomewtown Podcast Top 18 Episodes of 2018

18: Kat Kerwin (Providence City Councilor-elect) 17: Joe Trillo (independent gubernatorial candidate) 16: Dr. Luis-Daniel Munoz (independent gubernatorial candidate) 15: ...

Letter to the Editor: End of Year Observations
December 28, 2018 No Commentby

Letter to the Editor: End of Year Observations

It would be very easy to be depressed about the state of the world as we move from 2018 to ...

Opinion: Mother of Christ(mas)
December 21, 2018 No Commentby

Opinion: Mother of Christ(mas)

  Santa should be a woman, or gender neutral — say headlines cluttering your newsfeed these days. The point behind ...

Opinion: Information Overlo<i>r</i>d: Is lack of privacy the new norm?
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

Opinion: Information Overlord: Is lack of privacy the new norm?

The most significant change affecting the ordinary person in the last few decades has been the volume and immediacy of ...

From Our Crystal Balls: The BIG stories of 2019
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

From Our Crystal Balls: The BIG stories of 2019

January: The release of Back to the Future IV is announced to great acclaim … but then reality steps in and ...

AltFacts: Trumpfoolery: The year is winding down, but Trump's bad decisions continue to gain steam
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

AltFacts: Trumpfoolery: The year is winding down, but Trump’s bad decisions continue to gain steam

In the most Trump-like piece of Trumpfoolery to date, the president said he would be “proud” to shut down the ...

Cranston Calls in the Hounds: Kids Don't Eat Free
December 12, 2018 No Commentby

Cranston Calls in the Hounds: Kids Don’t Eat Free

Taking on the role of the proverbial school yard bully, the city of Cranston has made its stance known: They ...

Advice from the Trenches: Hiding from UPS
December 12, 2018 No Commentby

Advice from the Trenches: Hiding from UPS

Dear C and Dr. B; On Saturday at 3pm I received a frantic call from my 14-year-old daughter, who was ...

Future World: House minority leader Blake Filippi discusses where the RI GOP is headed
December 5, 2018 No Commentby

Future World: House minority leader Blake Filippi discusses where the RI GOP is headed

After a poor local showing in the recent midterms, with Rhode Islanders largely rejecting much of the national GOP platform ...