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Surprise medical bills are costing us all

Surprise medical billing is one of the most urgent topics in health care. Too often after a hospital procedure or visit to an emergency room,...

Reacting to criticism from a female boss

Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. Would you accept...

The overlooked part of gender pay gap

That women are paid less than male colleagues is a stubborn fact in the U.S. ­workplace. As of July, women earned 84 cents for every...

Mask mandates don’t violate Constitution

Many public health professionals and politicians are urging or requiring citizens to wear face masks to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some...

Now is time to reinvent city roadways

Sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 has shown many people what cities can be like with less traffic, noise, congestion and pollution. Roads...

Frivolous lawsuits would stifle a recovery

As our region slowly advances on the path toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing the ripple effects of this unprecedented crisis...

Racism hinders COVID-19 care for some

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness – and...

Big-data policing amplifies bias and overreach

Video of police in riot gear clashing with unarmed protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek...
Michael DiBiase

Pandemic offers R.I. leaders a chance to reassess priorities

Rhode Island has been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than most states, and the economic fallout has left the General Assembly with a...

Why are corporations voluntarily pitching in?

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap. In the U.S., President Donald Trump invoked...

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