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Op-Ed

Why are for-profit colleges thriving right now?

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up...

‘Public health councils’ empower workers

In this bleak season of COVID-19, the protections we have are all the familiar ones: masks, social distancing and the avoidance of large indoor...

EPA is about to take a 180-degree turn

The Trump administration has waged what many legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years....

Social media has left us more isolated, tribal

About a year ago I began to follow my interest in health and fitness on Instagram. Soon I began to see more and more...

Reasons why Biden’s win could be good for economy

On day one, a newly inaugurated President Joe Biden will have to address a devastated economy – much like he and former President Barack...
Dr. Pamela High

Threat to child care sector is far-reaching

We are facing a child care crisis in the U.S. and in Rhode Island that is poised to exacerbate the health care and economic...

U.S. financial system threatened by climate change

Burnt orange daytime skies signal that the consequences of climate change are already here. But while we tend to focus on the death and...
Steven J. King

Quonset displays its manufacturing side

With over 12,000 jobs at more than 200 companies, Quonset Business Park is the leading engine of economic development and job creation in Rhode...

This much is certain: president’s term ends Jan. 20

With so much unclear about the upcoming presidential election, it’s nice to know that there is one absolute certainty. Mail-in ballots may take a long...
Neil D. Steinberg

A call to take rhetoric to action

Be positive, look forward and take rhetoric to action. For several years I have asked many to embrace this mantra. Given the uncertainty and...

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