Opinion

The Economy, One Year Post-Election
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

The Economy, One Year Post-Election

One year after Trump’s election finds the economy in many ways stronger than before the election. How much of that ...

The Arts, One Year Post-Election
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

The Arts, One Year Post-Election

A year after the 2016 election, the same questions persist that have poked at the arts community for decades prior. ...

One Year Out: Trump's Foreign Policy and the end of <i>Pax Americana</i>
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

One Year Out: Trump’s Foreign Policy and the end of Pax Americana

“The proudest empire in Europe is but a bubble compared to what America will be, must be, in the course ...

Social Media and the 2016 Election
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Social Media and the 2016 Election

On November 9, 2016, my 5-year-old daughter asked me what was wrong. “Donald Trump was elected president,” I replied. Cue ...

Mass Shootings Fuel Fear of Crowds
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Mass Shootings Fuel Fear of Crowds

Crowd stress is nothing new. Back in the ’90s, I was an on-air therapist for a reality-cam house full of ...

One Year Later: Rhode Island’s Local Movements for Climate Action Fill the Federal Void
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

One Year Later: Rhode Island’s Local Movements for Climate Action Fill the Federal Void

    I stood within a sea of black umbrellas outside the Louvre. We held them at arm’s length toward ...

Animating a Resistance to Trump: Some Thoughts on Star Wars Rebels
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Animating a Resistance to Trump: Some Thoughts on Star Wars Rebels

  The Star Wars series is one of the biggest cash cows in human history. The absurdity of its storylines is ...

News Analysis: Will Puerto Rico Define Trump's Historical Legacy?
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: Will Puerto Rico Define Trump’s Historical Legacy?

The increasing likelihood of cascading failures is the most important thing the press has missed about the humanitarian crisis in ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: #MeToo, the Race for Guv'nor and Our Delicate Sensibilities
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: #MeToo, the Race for Guv’nor and Our Delicate Sensibilities

  Welcome to the Funhouse The ongoing second-rate carnival that is Rhode Island politics continues to dazzle, amaze and confuse, ...

Phillipe and Jorge's Cool, Cool World
October 18, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe and Jorge’s Cool, Cool World

RIP, Yelberton Abraham For New England football fans of a certain age, the passing of Y.A. Tittle brought back a ...