By James C. Johnston Jr.
Every four years we have a sort of revolution. It is a revolution of the ballot box, and we select a new president.
This year many people, including many young people, are just plain mad. Young … Read Full Story
For a brief moment, the clown hysteria was amusing, but like most things these days it’s gotten out of hand.
We can likely thank social media for the hysteria that has swept the East Coast regarding sightings of scary clowns.… Read Full Story
A new report on immigration is a useful corrective to Donald Trump’s statements on the subject.
The Pew Research Center’s report, released this week, confirms the findings of previous reports: The number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. peaked in … Read Full Story
By Esther Cepeda
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mark Sanchez. You have given a flicker of hope to all of us Hispanic moms who bemoan the fact that we weren’t able to raise our kids to speak both English … Read Full Storyread more
For years, a growing number of scientists have decried the use of antibiotic elements as part of soaps, claiming the marketing of such products often veered away from healthy practice and into the land of fraud.
Worse than that was … Read Full Story
Homosexual and bisexual high school students are nearly five times as likely to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers. They are also more than twice as likely to experience dating violence or to not go to school because they feel … Read Full Storyread more
Prescription drugs cost too much. The main culprit, according to research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is that the government grants extraordinarily long periods of market exclusivity for new drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. … Read Full Story
Open letter to Diocese of Fall River Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha
By António C. Teixeira
Since the implementation of the assessment fee imposed upon all Fall River parishes by the diocese, we have noticed a decline in donations for … Read Full Storyread more
By Anthony Davies
and James R. Harrigan
Forty-eight percent of millennials believe the American dream is dead, according to a 2015 Harvard University Institute of Policy study. Their pessimism is understandable, especially if we believe the American dream is that … Read Full Storyread more
Let’s not talk about the presidential campaign, which is devolving into a mudfight that’s only likely to get worse. Let’s talk about something the candidates would all be talking about, if our politics weren’t so weird: Our kids and their … Read Full Storyread more
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 422 to 2 this month to pass a bill that overhauls our approach to mental illness.
The bill could empower family members, who are on the front lines of the efforts to deal with … Read Full Story
On one level, it’s unsurprising that the Supre-me Court deadlocked 4 to 4, after an appeals court split 2 to 1, in considering President Barack Obama’s sweeping executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. As a legal … Read Full Storyread more
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis.
The most immediate pain will … Read Full Storyread more
Once again, mass violence has taken the lives of innocents, this time at a nightclub in Orlando. As has happened too often these last few years – at the Boston Marathon in 2012, a Colorado movie theater a few months … Read Full Storyread more
By Rep. Patricia A. Serpa
A little over a month ago, I was proud to be appointed the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight. In my new role, my focus will be making government work for Rhode Islanders. I … Read Full Storyread more
It is often said that the problem with immigrants is that they’re poor and contribute only their cheap labor when they get here.
But rarely discussed is the fact that the United States does a terrible job of enabling the … Read Full Story
Just about everyone dreams of a secure retirement at the end of our working days. Unfortunately, few of us are prepared to make that dream a reality.
The average American family has only $5,000 in retirement savings, according to an … Read Full Story
Tragically, Taunton now joins the expanding list of American communities where innocent lives have been lost in horrific acts of mass violence. An 80-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man are dead, along with the mentally disturbed man who took their … Read Full Storyread more