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To the Editor: The debate over gun control, gun violence and gun rights refers repeatedly to the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. While we keep arguing over and over on this controversial issue, no action has been taken to stop the killing of more
To the Editor:As a legislator, I have made a commitment to represent the citizens in my district – all of them. We face controversial and difficult decisions, which require discernment, … more
To the Editor: Gun violence as a public health crisis is complex; there is no simple solution that will eradicate gun violence. However, there is evidence that states that have stronger gun laws and fewer guns have fewer gun deaths. I do not believe it's more
To the Editor: The horrific massacre of five innocent women in a bank in Sebring, Florida begs for an immediate solution of an invasion by an active shooter into any public occupied space. Gun control is not the sure answer as a derange assassin can and more
It is difficult to understand how something like global climate change became a political issue - something that divides people along party lines and ideologies rather than a topic that hinges on hard scientific facts. It is even more difficult to more
To the Editor: Last week, the New York State Senate passed, and Governor Chris Cuomo signed, what can only be characterized as the most barbaric abortion law in the history of western civilization. This is not hyperbole. Paradoxically termed the more
To the Editor: Rhode Island's proposed ban on releasing helium balloons would help keep the state beautiful and protect wildlife. Balloon releases, which sometimes take place at weddings, graduations, memorials, and other events, send hundreds or more
To the Editor: In West Warwick last week, a 42-year-old man who I don't know personally was appointed to a town board, despite a felony conviction on his record. Long ago in another time in his life back in 2000, he was a 23-year-old working at Metacomet more
The late former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” A complex historical figure, Holmes earned a reputation as “the great … more
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In March, on a 44-30 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation that would codify abortion rights in our state. Last week, however, the Judiciary Committee in the state Senate voted that measure down on a 5-4 vote. The more
To the Editor: After hours of testimony, debate and high emotion, the RI Senate Judiciary Committee declined to send abortion bill RHCA/S152A for a Senate floor vote. Pro-life supporters rejoiced and pro-choice advocates threw a temper tantrum. The more
To the Editor: As a mother who has experienced the benefit of childcare for the past nine years, I've seen how quality care can give children a strong start to life. I wish that every child had access to early childhood education. That's why I'm urging more
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