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Our Country ‘Tis: To celebrate July 4, we asked modern Rhode Islanders what patriotism means to them

Stemming from the 16th century neologism “patriot,” the word “patriotism” is obscure, difficult-to-define and has historically conveyed emotions more driven by passion than by logic. But in the United States, patriotism, whatever it may be, has anchored itself in the national psyche as an integral component of the nation’s identity — a singular, unifying American […]

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AltFacts: Thanks All Around!: The Vatican steps in (it) and aliens continue their search for intelligent life

Modern Gender Theory The Vatican announced recently that what it refers to as “modern gender theory” is, in essence, the entire problem with everything on the planet. Which is helpful, because I could have sworn that the guilty parties were Nazis, dickheads and the PawSox baseball team (traitors), rather than people with their own ideas […]

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Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: In the Navy: Our arches as simply perfect, Mr. Secretary

P&J Still Awaiting  Federal Jobs At right about the same time that Phillipe & Jorge were about to volunteer to Secretary of Navy Richard Spencer as the next heads of the US Naval War College in Newport, a candidate with better credentials (Rear Admiral Shoshanna Chatfield) was named by Secretary Spencer. In case you haven’t […]

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On the Relocation of the RI Theater Awards

Every year, Motif throws an event called the RI Theater Awards. It’s free and open to the public, and celebrates the achievements in our local theater community. Last year, the event found itself unexpectedly venueless due to late-breaking scheduling conflicts. McVinney Auditorium, a lovely location, came to our rescue, offering the use of their space […]

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Opinion: Not Celebrating Pride Month Would Be Harmful to Our Children

Before writing this, I did what every dutiful “elder millennial” would; I journaled all of my thoughts, made lists and went to my bookshelf to seek the wisdom of those who have lived before me. Books on Eastern philosophy, Virginia Woolf, Sarah Vowell, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms us as Catholics, and The […]

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AltFacts: Whatta Peach! The newspaper cowboy envisions a post-impeachment world and makes a few other summer predictions

Impeachment Predictions At the time of writing, Democrats are scrambling for any modicum of evidence to suggest that Donald Trump is worthy of impeachment. While this is the summer guide and whatever we discuss here in relation to the president will be staler than a duck’s fart come August, let’s make some predictions on where the […]

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Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Just a Gigilo: Before ghosting was popdular, making ghosts had a moment

Goodbye – and Good Riddance Phillipe and Jorge were sad to see that Newport’s most famous gigolo, Claus von Bulow, popped his clogs the other day at age 96. Not because if there was a God, the alleged murdering s.o.b. should have died long ago, but because he was a source of vast entertainment and […]

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An Open Letter to Thomas Tobin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence

Editor’s note: On June 1, Thomas Tobin, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence, wrote from his official Twitter account: “A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.” […]

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Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: Shove It!: Your superior correspondents think everyone’s getting a little pushy

The Pushy Public Boy, the nerve of some people! Phillipe and Jorge are referring to the majority of the American public who have the audacity to demand information about perhaps the most corrupt, lying and incompetent administration in the glorious history of our great country. Pushy, pushy. Instead, we now have all of the essentials […]

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AltFacts: Nice Day for a Pic-a-Nic: Unlike the last two years, which have been no picnic

There, There, It’s Gonna Be Fine Foster, Hopkinton and West Greenwich have all joined Burriville in becoming sanctuary towns for the Second Amendment. Responding to Governor Raimondo’s proposal to restrict the availability of assault weapons and, you know, monitor how close guns can get to schools, a group of concerned citizens has declared their freedom-lovin’ […]

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