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President Donald Trump has promised to eliminate a longstanding prohibition on political campaigning by religious organizations. It's a bad idea, and the devout should be first in line to oppose it. The ban, called the Johnson Amendment for … more
In the first two years of his presidency, George W. Bush delivered commencement addresses at Yale, Notre Dame and Ohio State universities. more
Lady Gaga jumped from the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, a splashy comeback for a superstar whose shine has faded recently. more
The monthly U.S. jobs report for November that will be released on Friday is unlikely to be so bad that the Federal Open Market Committee would upset market expectations and refrain from hiking interest rates in mid-December. more
Rhode Island is rich in economic history. Samuel Slater, dubbed "father of the American Industrial Revolution" by Andrew Jackson, erected his first mill in Pawtucket. A hundred years later the robber barons transformed the oceanside city of Newport … more
Modern economics has little room for parasites. In the vast majority of models, there are only buyers and sellers -- there’s no one who just comes up and steals your money. more
The U.S. Federal Reserve faces a tough task in figuring out how best to respond to a highly unusual economic recovery. As chair Janet Yellen noted in a recent speech, it could use some help from academia. more
Millennials are choosing to settle in the smallest state, with the largest potential. With the economy making a positive turnaround in the United States, we see strong efforts from politicians and residents of Rhode Island to be at the forefront of … more
Mr. G. sat quietly in the ophthalmology chair with his daughter by his side. He gazed to the ceiling and I was not sure if he could see me. I introduced myself and asked how he was feeling today. His daughter said he did not understand English well … more
Keystone XL is back, along with the usual misconceptions about its virtues and dangers. There should be no doubt, however, that President Donald Trump's executive order advancing the project is a good thing. The reason is simple: By … more
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