Opinion

AltFacts: King Leer: Dear leader never lies
February 20, 2019 No Commentby

AltFacts: King Leer: Dear leader never lies

King Lear A wise man once said, “Mexico will pay for a wall,” and the people all cheered. When the ...

Why Are We Still Debating Blackface?
February 13, 2019 No Commentby

Why Are We Still Debating Blackface?

It’s 2019, and we are discussing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s alleged yearbook photo in blackface. It wasn’t too long ago ...

AltFacts: Trapped in a Vortex: Rhody politics spin round and round
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

AltFacts: Trapped in a Vortex: Rhody politics spin round and round

Put a Pawsock in it, Gina! Baseball is, without question, the single most boring pastime on the face of the ...

Letter to the Editor: RI's Infant Mortality Rate
January 17, 2019 No Commentby

Letter to the Editor: RI’s Infant Mortality Rate

Pregnant Lashonda Hazard walked into Women & Infants on Sunday [1/6/19] because she had excruciating abdominal pain; in her own ...

Opinion: Poison in My Groceries: Food companies and big pharma want you sick
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Opinion: Poison in My Groceries: Food companies and big pharma want you sick

There’s money to be made in suffering. In the world of food and big pharma, addiction guarantees repeat business, while ...

Don't Gluten Me, Bro!: Celiac is a thing, not a fad, and restaurants need to step up their game
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Don’t Gluten Me, Bro!: Celiac is a thing, not a fad, and restaurants need to step up their game

For fad diets, gluten-free means cutting out bread, pasta and beer; it’s a preference, not a necessity. Celiac disease, on ...

Human Guinea Pig: Are clinical trials the answer to your prayers?
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Human Guinea Pig: Are clinical trials the answer to your prayers?

I was browsing Facebook when an ad caught my eye: “Crohn’s Study – Diagnosed Volunteers Needed.” Crohn’s Disease is incurable, ...

AltFacts: Kicking and Screaming: The adults in the room continue to ride out the presidential tantrum
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

AltFacts: Kicking and Screaming: The adults in the room continue to ride out the presidential tantrum

Pt 1: Going Bye Bye There’s yet another controversy in the White House as the president stormed out of a ...

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: ...