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The RI history we don’t talk about: Hard Scrabble and Snowtown

Recently, conservatives have been campaigning to keep critical race theory (a theoretical framework that states that race is a social construct designed to oppress people of color) from being taught in schools. Although it is not taught in most public education systems to begin with, these attempts to prevent people from learning about the more […]

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The Cabinet

Salutations doddypolls and jobbernowls! As regular readers of this column are aware, I am writing this dispatch from my underwater lair in the year 2121 — an algae encrusted pyramidical structure 100 fathoms beneath the sea, which was once the Apex. As such, 21st century terrestrial concerns such as “air quality,” “bridges on fire” or […]

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Light Up the Night: How do we sleep when our bridge is burning?

Relax and Enjoy It With COVID restrictions slowly but surely being eased back to a bearable level, and The Donald off Twitter and Facebook and just beginning what appears to be a marathon perp walk through the legal system, blood pressures are noticeably down nationwide. (Forget Trump’s nonexistent and bogus taxes, wouldn’t you like to […]

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The Cabinet

Attention vulgarians! In the foregoing fortnight I have been made aware of a marvelous new development in the field of print journalism: that of “sponcon,” or “sponsored content,” in which deleterious advertisement is gussied up as reportage in order to bamboozle half-literate chuckleheads such as yourselves. At the behest of my personal physician and financial […]

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Go, Nellie!: Little Rhody’s secretary of state has eyes on our highest office

The late and legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson, known for his work on college football games, had a signature call of “Whoa, Nellie!”  Phillipe and Jorge are going to co-opt Mr. Jackson by saying, “Go, Nellie!” The Nellie in question is Little Rhody’s Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, who stole a march on potential opponents by […]

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US Misinterpretation: Social anthropologist Dr. Ian Clarke reacts to article on Biden’s Taiwan policy

 In a recent article in the NYTimes  (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fR22YKqv3XNf2caYiTyEDreu6rEyfQBr/view), journalist Peter Beinart raises an alarm. In it he says US recognition of Taiwan would be a dangerous move, certain to incite China to wage full-out war on Taiwan. Many in the West are deeply concerned over the current show of Chinese military force along its border […]

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