Opinion

Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

By Martha S. Martha is a member of the Planned Parenthood of Southern New England STARS in Hartford, Connecticut.  She is a senior in high school and has plans to study business and political science in college in order to prepare for a full-time job of making the world a better place. The 41st anniversary […]

Brainwashed to Buy

Brainwashed to Buy

By now I’m sure everyone has torn open their gifts and are watching television before preparing today’s Christmas meal. And that includes many of my non-Christian friends who now celebrate the holiday. That’s quite a change from when I was a kid and it was a religious holiday, celebrated by Christians in a solemn and […]

The Wizard of Oz revealed

Bishop Tobin and His ‘Wizard of Oz’ Logic

John DePetro has long referred to Governor Lincoln Chafee by the insulting and disrespectful name of “Governor Gump.” DePetro has taken the name “Gump” from the 1994 Tom Hanks movie Forrest Gump, the implication being that Chafee is in some way as mentally handicapped as the titular character. But there is an older use of […]

Reflection and Thanksgiving

Reflection and Thanksgiving

At this time of year it’s only natural to stop, look back and assess the recent past and give thanks for all the positive things in our lives. Since I get to post here regularly as a contributor, I’d like to say thank you to Bob Plain for giving me a forum. A lot of […]

A Cross on Public Land; This Time in Providence

A Cross on Public Land; This Time in Providence

In Rhode Island, there’s a cross on public land. It’s not the one in Woonsocket, it’s the one in Providence, on a city owned median strip located at about 14 Pleasant Valley Parkway near the Coca-Cola plant. The Humanists of Rhode Island sent a letter to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, asking that the cross be […]

Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Disses Women, Doctors

Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Disses Women, Doctors

The Providence Journal published an identical Right to Life opinion piece that ran April 30th supporting Rep. Karen MacBeth’s mandatory ultrasound bill.  And so the Providence Journal gave RTL a freebie to further their radical right wing agenda. Politicians like Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Cumberland) who sponsored the mandatory ultrasound bill should not interfere in women’s […]