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It strikes me that the election of Donald Trump to the presidency is emblematic of a much more complex issue than a Republican prevailing over a Democrat. One can ponder the reasons for his elevation and become perplexed as to what ulterior meaning to more
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, an oligarchy is a government in which power is in the hands of a few. Its second definition is a government where policy serves a small group of wealth holders with primacy. Two significant changes in government more
In modern public life, even the most prejudiced characters learn to camouflage their bigotry in order to survive in the political game. On the contrary, one might remember the days of the late Alabama Governor and presidential candidate George Wallace. more
The most common answer of any Rhode Islander when asked about the quality of life in our state is “great state, lousy government.” For four decades now, this writer has witnessed governor … more
In the world of diplomacy one should heed the words of our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, Speak softly and carry a big stick." The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his help in settling the Russo/Japanese War in the early Twentieth Century knew" more
The boundaries of propriety in regard how a woman should be addressed have substantially changed over time. Back in the “Mad Men” period of the sixties, men were callously demeaning to women as a … more
Remember when your daughter was a little girl and she would ride her bike or perform some physical trick and yell, “Look at me, look at me?” There is an undisputable similarity with the … more
Currently in Congress, the Republicans are working on a tax reform plan. Like juggling glass vials of nitroglycerin, in this volatile realm of the national economy, a misplaced hand can cause the nation's finances to blow up. Since the beginning of the more
In a state of desperation from a year where no significant legislation was passed, the 115th Congress of the United States of America will seemingly pass a wide-ranging tax reform law. The original version passed the House of Representatives on Nov. 16, more
Using power and position to subjugate and objectify one's underlings is nothing new. Undoubtedly distasteful and despicable, whether the perpetrator of such devilment is either an elected or appointed official, this dynamic should never be tolerated. more
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