Relief package incredibly costly and complex, but undeniably needed

By any measure, it is the biggest emergency package ever approved in a single vote. How big? It equals 46% of the $4.8 trillion federal budget.

Small kind acts amid a big crisis

COVID-19 may have us in its grips, but the community is coming together in many ways to try to ensure we all have some bright spots in otherwise bleak days.

Apart physically but watching out for each other

Our heroes have alway been the ones who try to leave no one behind, while looking reality in the face.

One way to beat the coronavirus blues: Pet adoption

Not only might this be a perfect time for people to adopt or foster, it may be a time when saviors are especially needed.

Making sure senators work to benefit us, not their stocks

Buying and selling stocks while receiving non-public information, or making legislative decisions that affect your stock’s value, are clear conflicts of interest.

Protecting the sanctity of our elections in time of pandemic

One thing the nation cannot postpone is the scheduled election to select its leaders, including the president.

Welcomed development in State Pier conversion

A four-month window provides reasonable time to find alternative accommodations, while getting the site cleared so work can begin in earnest at State Pier.

The world will never be the same

In light of this life altering pandemic, our world will change. The question is what will it look like?

Don't give up on Pawcatuck riverfront project

Helping the village of Pawcatuck realize its potential remains a worthy goal. And while the health crisis will delay those efforts, it should not derail them.

Biden's VP pick. Third times a charm?

Joe Biden's announcement that he will pick a woman running mate makes sense, but he should have led with his views of qualifications for the job.

Beware simple solutions to complex health and economic crisis

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best, but not when the challenge is as complex and multifaceted as this one.

As if the news wasn't bad enough, now Tom Brady's leaving Pats

Some might blame Coach Bill Belichick for Brady's departure, but Belichick was just being Belichick in not wanting to overpay for an aging quarterback.


Time to rethink plastic bag debate

In these times of social distancing, face masks, etc., we should take a moment to rethink a well-meaning but counterproductive and now possibly...

Seek higher meaning in current pandemic

We all need to come together globally. Share with a neighbor who is alone. Love, don't hate. God alone can turn this around. Not the president,...

Virus from a world away brings chaos

In the 1960s the concept of Chaos Theory was proposed. The notion was that small changes in complex systems could have large effects elsewhere.


Columnist Paul Choiniere

Democrats can make reform a winning issue

Senators and members of the House of Representatives, and often their top aides, know stuff the rest of us don’t, or at least know it sooner.

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr

In Trump they trust, facts be damned

Trump denied there was a threat. His administration failed to prepare. And even now he talks of quickly getting back to normal even as the pandemic...

Columnist Cal Thomas

So do you ever think about what became of Dan Quayle?

Quayle thinks his fellow Hoosier, Vice President Mike Pence, is "doing an outstanding job. He's a comforting voice. He knows his facts. He does his...