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Premium Content Urban agendas

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Malloy lays out his urban agenda, now it is Mr. Foley's turn.

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R.I. pension lesson

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View.With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina Raimondo, who...

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Premium Content A selectman arrives, a councilor departs

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

The region saw a couple of significant comings and goings in local politics this past week. In both cases, those involved got it right.The much-anticipated decision by the two Democrats on the three-member Stonington Board of Selectmen...

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Premium Content Why change exits?

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

In an age of GPS, how much do exit numbers matter?

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Premium Content A necessary but perilous war plan

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:46 pm

As perilous and as flawed as it may be, Congress and the public should support President Obama's military strategy to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.The strategy deserves support because the other...

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Advantage of being a reluctant warrior

President Obama certainly didn't go looking for another war in the Middle East. Indeed, he contorted himself almost to the breaking point to avoid one. But as he explained to the country Wednesday night, he had no choice but to respond with...

Legal second chances shouldn't erase history

Connecticut, a Superior Court judge noted the other day, is a "second chance" state, a state whose criminal law offers offenders many options for avoiding convictions and permanent criminal records.

For the youngest offenders, juvenile...

One girl's ISIS ordeal

This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl I'll call "Narin," currently staying in northern Iraqi Kurdistan. I am a Kurdish journalist with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia who covers northern Iraq as...

An uncertain trumpet sounds, again

In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped to historic...

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Crude ogling, violence don't define manhood

Contemporary American society tolerates and often promotes an aggressive, leering form of masculinity that's unhealthy for men and women alike.

That's an important lesson to draw from the recent scandals over the Ray Rice video and the...

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