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Corruption Rules: Re-organized nonprofit promoting corruption looks forward to the upcoming national and state elections

Thank God that’s over.  I’m talking about the Democrats’ impeachment scheme to overturn the will of the people and circumvent the last election.  The good news: It failed, and President Trump will certainly be re-elected. The Democrats’ latest virus hoax schtick isn’t going to work either. If you think I’m wrong, three intelligent women hugging […]

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Lovable: Nova One’s ambitious new release is equal parts challenging and comforting

With clubs and concert halls shuttered, it’s a difficult time for the music community, and especially for all the performers and employees left without an income. If you’re looking to lend some support, perhaps the easiest thing you can do is buy some of your favorite music.  We’ve all accepted that music is essentially free […]

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Quarantime: Why not learn to play an instrument?

Okee dokee folks… Last week I wrote about the way social distancing and the show cancellations that came in its wake have affected artists. If you didn’t have a chance to read it, please do. (https://motifri.com/music-in-the-time-of-corona-musicians-talk-about-the-impact-of-losing-gigs-during-social-distancing/ ) “We are all pretty much in the same boat and that boat is the Titanic and it just hit […]

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News Analysis: Cannabis Proposal Focuses on Medical as Lead-In to Recreational

There is a famously sarcastic aphorism “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made,” but the Rhode Island General Assembly despite all of the unpleasant grinding often fails even to produce sausage. While the legislature has dithered for nearly a decade about legalizing recreational use of cannabis, […]

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Stay Home: Without shelter, RI’s homeless population struggles with following the state’s directive

For homeless Rhode Islanders, the coronavirus has made a precarious life harder and more dangerous. “Our population is more vulnerable than the general public. The average mortality rate is 49.5 years… The solution is housing,” says Caitlin Frumerie, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. In addition to hardships such as extreme […]

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