Last week, poll results indicated, among other things, that 60% of Rhode Islanders support Governor Gina Raimondo’s plan to cover two years of college tuition for qualifying Rhode Island students. State Republicans and conservative Democrats, most notably House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, have come out against the program, calling it a fiscally irresponsible giveaway. They could not […]Read more "RI General Assembly Should Support Free Tuition"
Around 7:30pm local time, an Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130 dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB, also known as the “Mother Of All Bombs”) on a network of caves and tunnels in the Achin District of Nangarhar Province that were allegedly infested with fighters from Islamic State Khurasan (ISIS-K). It marks the […]Read more "The Spectacle That Was Today’s Use of the MOAB"
Mere days after Thursday’s Tomahawk missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat airfield, the true cost lies somewhere ahead in the fog of the future. The 59 missiles that struck ammunition, fuel, aircraft, air defenses and radar were described as a response to the chemical attack against the town of Khan Sheikhoun by Bashar al-Assad’s air force. It […]Read more "Hypocrisy and Danger in Escalating Involvement in Syria"
Two seasons of highly anticipated TV shows wrapped up on the evening of April 2. One, The Walking Dead, has been running for years on AMC and has a global following. The other, Big Little Lies, is a newcomer adapted to television by HBO from Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name. Last year, if you had told me the […]Read more "Big Little Lies is Worth Your Time"
Last week, Khalid Masood, 52, launched an 82-second attack near the Palace of Westminster in London. He drove a vehicle into a crowd, killing three, then fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer before he was shot and killed by an armed police officer. It was random, sudden and savage. Masood, a native Briton born Adrian […]Read more "The Media’s Reckless Promotion of ISIS"
The league vote is in and, with a 31-1 vote, the Raiders will be leaving Oakland for Las Vegas sometime in the next few years. The move shouldn’t come as a surprise, since Mark Davis was angling to relocate to Los Angeles when the Rams’ move became official. Nevertheless, fans in Oakland are furious, and […]Read more "You Can Hate Publicly Funded Stadiums and Still Like The Raiders’ Move to Vegas"
I’ve had my hands on Mass Effect: Andromeda for four days and four nights, and after roughly a dozen hours of playing I’m finally beginning to wrap my mind around the massive new galaxy that BioWare has invited us to explore. So far, I love most of the experience. The original Mass Effect trilogy of games ranked […]Read more "Early Impressions of Mass Effect: Andromeda"