Opinion

An unexpected place in the national campaign

While summer's dog days are upon us, the presidential campaign is in full swing - and Rhode Island has been a notable part of the storyline on both sides of the aisle. The Republican National Convention was held last week in Cleveland, Ohio, with Donald

Rhode Island: Open for business again

Rhode Island was hit harder than most states by the decline in American manufacturing. As we lost thousands of jobs, we didn't do enough to position our state for growth in fast-growing, advanced industries, and put off

A lackluster, fear-stoking convention

At the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, the GOP faithful formally nominated a man who is perhaps the most inordinate candidate in Republican Party history. Donald J. Trump, a real estate developer from New York City, became the party's nominee. In

Letters

Deserving of special treatment?

To the Editor: During last week's DNC, one of the props used by the Democrats was Khizr Khan. His son, Captain Humayun Khan, was killed while serving in the U.S. Army in 2004. Mr. Khan expressed outrage that Donald Trump wanted to stop U.S. entry of
Columns

Brother, can you spare a dime?

A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some
Op-Ed

3 things you can do to alleviate the back-to-school burden on homeless families

It's mid -August and the stores are bustling with families scrambling to get their school supplies, outfits, and new shoes before the school year begins in just a few short weeks. Children are excitedly trying on sneakers and shoes,