Editorial and Op-Ed

Native assets can lead to stronger R.I.

For proof of how Rhode Island is building a stronger and more resilient economy, think about these two recent bits of news. The one with...

The exploding debt crisis

The rising tide of red ink is undermining the economic and social fabric of the United States. Unchecked deficit spending will impose outrageous debt...

College housing, neighborhood coherence on collision course

Imagine making the biggest investment of your life, buying a house on a leafy street on College Hill. Now imagine yourself a college student, paying...

City commercial real estate on the rebound

It has been a long time coming, but the Downtown Providence office market vacancy rate has dropped below 10 percent (with one very large...
MAKING THINGS ­HAPPEN: Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has made his mark in Congress by building bipartisan coalitions. 
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Jack Reed sets an example for government service in troubled times

Without shoving ourselves into too much of the business of Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., he should not be allowed to leave his Senate seat...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy. While the idea...

U.S. is a meritocracy but it’s still not fair


Much of the current debate about inherited wealth in a number of Western countries is informed by the notion that most of today’s top...

More veterans needed in Congress

Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than one in five. The...
AT THE CENTER OF THE ACTION: The Providence rail station, the proposed center of an intermodal transit hub, is getting pushback on a number of fronts, despite the city’s need for improved public transportation infrastructure.
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Prov. transit projects should be supported, not undercut

A number of residential and commercial interests have filed suit to stop work on one piece of a series of projects aimed at improving...

Teacher education needed

The ongoing retirements of baby boomer teachers in the state’s K-12 education system require new teachers to take their places. It’s simple math really. But...
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