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Women are making history

National Women’s History Month (March) seems particularly relevant this year when women are making history in remarkable ways. For the first time, we have...
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Editorial Cartoon: Having a … day

People are standing in lines, divided by the terms: “Having a nice day,” “Having an O.K. sort of day” and “Don’t even ask”

Taxes are income redistribution, it’s plain and simple

For the last four or five years, conservatives in Rhode Island have commanded the most economic attention – putting forward the myth that the...
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Tax hike would be punitive, alarming, shortsighted

This Wednesday afternoon, March 26, the House Finance Committee will hold hearings on the $300 million mega-tax hike proposal being advanced by Sen. Paul...

Productivity and the virtual office

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders, representing small and large businesses in a variety of industries...
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Editorial Cartoon: Spitzer v. Spitzer

"Attorney General Eliot Spitzer meets Governor Eliot Spitzer," the headline declares. Beneath are two men – both wearing Spitzer's face – one of...
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When technology gets offensive

All I wanted to do was to see a film in a quiet movie theater. The lights dimmed, the movie started and suddenly I...
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Editorial Cartoon: Dollars vs. Donuts

As dollar bill and a doughnut wrestle in an arena, an anouncer says, “All bets are off as Round One begins in the ‘Dollars...
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New plan for tax-exempts promises to bring growth

For five years, my mission on behalf of the residents of Providence has been very clear: end the old way of doing things and...

Sunshine Week is a time to make government accountable

The early leaders of our country held widely divergent views on many topics, but their writings reflect a common appreciation of the importance of...

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