Letters to the Editor

The cost of Trump’s deepening unpopularity

Gallup's first post-health care presidential approval poll showed President Donald Trump down to 36 percent approval, a new low. He had previously fallen slightly...

The U.S. is getting sicker as it grows richer

Per capita gross domestic product is much higher in the U.S. than in the other major developed economies, and no one really seems to...

Mattiello: R.I.’s car tax must go

I have heard repeatedly from Rhode Island’s citizens that the car tax is fundamentally unfair and they want it eliminated.Earlier this year, I announced...

Immigrants are making the U.S. economy stronger

Immigration is the topic of the day. The political right, after once embracing a laissez-faire policy toward immigration -- President Ronald Reagan signed an...

Earned sick time good for workers and their employers

To the Editor:As a business owner, I welcome an earned sick-day policy.In Rhode Island, more than 40 percent of private-sector workers are not able...
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ProvPlan rebounds from embezzlement

To the Editor:An open letter to the community from The Providence Plan:For more than 25 years, ProvPlan has worked with state and city leadership...

How to be company MVE

If a company wants its brand to stand out from the competition, differentiating it from its competitors is the place to start. Subaru has...

Republicans want to repeal Medicaid, too

Obamacare, President Donald Trump is fond of saying, is a "complete and total disaster" and must be replaced. Yet one of the most significant...

The real reason to watch the Gorsuch hearings

Once upon a time, Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominees had a straightforward purpose: For Senators to learn the views of the...

Grow Smart RI’s forum aims to make transit work better for...

PROVIDENCE — On Friday, nearly 200 people, including Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Board Chair Wayne Kezirian joined Grow...
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