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In 1992, justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court declared unanimously that prior to the Ethics Commission, “widespread breaches of trust, cronyism, impropriety and other violations of ethical tandards decimated the public’s trust in government.” The 1986 Constitutional Convention passed an extraordinary Ethics in Government Amendment, and the people approved. more
As Rhode Island continues on the path to economic recovery with unemployment rates ticking down and gross domestic product moving up, the chemical-distribution industry is proud of the contributions we have made in the Ocean State. Chemical … more
A striking 5.2 percent rise in U.S. household income last year, the largest increase since the last recession, is a rare bit of good news for the beleaguered American middle class. Still, we shouldn't get too excited. That one-year improvement can't … more
To borrow a phrase from Vermont's favorite socialist, I too am sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton's damn e-mails. more
You never actually own a synagogue. You merely take care of it for the next generation. That’s the essence of a 106-page court decision that’s transferred control of the historic Touro synagogue in Newport, from a New York City congregation to a local one seeking to revive the institution’s religious life. more
The West, it's obvious, faces a migration crisis. Across the aging, stagnating economies of the developed world, citizens are revolting against what many perceive as an uncontrolled influx of foreigners. The U.S. apart, most of these economies are … more
I never imagined I would write this sentence: Technology IPO investors have gone almost as crazy as the private financiers throwing wads of money at tech "unicorns" like Uber. more
There's no avoiding the pain now. Samsung's momentous decision to discontinue all Galaxy Note 7 handsets because of their tendency to catch fire is going to hurt the company on so many levels. more
Employers, like most people, tend to trust their intuitions. But when employers decide whom to hire, they trust those intuitions far more than they should. more
Real, or inflation-adjusted, compensation has risen 61 percent since 1970; wages, on the other hand, have increased less than 3 percent in real terms in that period. more
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