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On October 18, 1981, the workers at Brown and Sharpe, one of the nation’s largest machine tool companies, went on strike at its plant in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This strike would become the longest in the nation’s history, lasting 15 years before the workers finally gave up, indicative of both worker militancy and the […]
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Suppressing Climate Scientists

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On October 24, 2017
What could make me even more disgusted that Trump’s EPA suppressing climate scientists? How about the same thing except screwing over my adopted state of Rhode Island and my university? Yeah, that will do it. The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the speaking appearance of three agency scientists who were scheduled to discuss climate change […]

Deep Thoughts

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On March 2, 2017

The real tragedy of Buddy Cianci’s life is that he didn’t live long enough to get a Cabinet position in the Trump administration. In case you aren’t familiar with the illustrious rul

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As I have stated several times, there are tremendous benefits to the mass protests and continued pressure placed on politicians. The Betsy DeVos nomination, which might actually go down, is a great example. None of this happens without the utter outrage over how this plutocrat will hurt our children. Now that takes moving Republicans, which […]

Keep Protesting!

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On January 29, 2017

I spent the afternoon celebrating my birthday by protesting with about 2000 fellow Rhode Islanders in support of our Muslim and Latino comrades. Standing out there today, I realized that what we are s

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Thursday in Rhode Island

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On June 9, 2016
What does an average Thursday look like in Rhode Island? Something like this: Federal investigators are digging for the remains of a Boston businessman who prosecutors have said was murdered in a gangland slaying 23 years ago, the Target 12 Investigators have learned. Steven DiSarro, then 43, of Westwood, Mass., was murdered in 1993 but […]

Schilling

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On April 28, 2016

It turns out that ESPN finally had a point of no return for Curt Schilling. While the Worldwide Leader would suspend non ex-jocks for daring to challenge Curt Schilling’s incessant political non

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