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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
By THOMAS GREENBERG Aaron Regunberg has been trying to create change in Rhode Island as a state representative for the past three years. Now the Democrat from Providence will look to continue this work in a different position - Lieutenant Governor of more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Within three hours, 900 signatures on six petitions to help animals throughout Rhode Island were collected at Pet Supplies Plus in Garden City on Jan. 6 by Dennis Tabella, Director of Defenders of Animals and several volunteers. more
To the Editor: I don't want no wild-eyed, gun totin' good ole boys from out west comin' up here to Row Dylan packin' heat. This seems to be the sentiment of critics like Cranston's Tom Wojick, who is concerned that the Fix NICS Act" of 2017 will" 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
To the Editor: Facts are stubborn things was the theme of Chris Curran's op-ed piece in Beacon Communications papers on Thursday, 12/21 - except that most were invented by him. His first fact was that Trump has formed an oligarch in his administration. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- They’ve been dubbed the “gang of five,” but no question they would welcome others to join their ranks. They are bound by the causes they support, not the party labels they wear, which in this day of divisive politics makes them unusual. more
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released the official 2018 How to Run for Office Guide to assist those planning to run for elected office in Rhode Island. The guide provides would-be candidates with the necessary steps, deadlines and eligibility 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
At the Women's March RI Chapter's one-year anniversary rally, a crowd of approximately 4,000 women and men, as well as children, gathered together this past Saturday at the Rhode Island State House. more
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