U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline said today that the recent Sandy Hook school shooting is a definite tipping point in the gun control debate. The Democrats have long supported stronger gun laws. They say banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could prevent further massacres while [...]
Gun sales are up by 40% in Rhode Island. According to WPRI, several gun store owners in the state are claiming that sales have sharply risen after the Newtown school shooting, and prices for semi-automatic weapons have sky-rocketed. Statistics from the office of the Attorney General also show that there has been a 72% increase [...]
Nearly two dozen theaters around the country are offering free and discounted tickets for plays, classes and other services to veterans and military families. The Blue Star Theatre program is being launched at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I., on Friday by National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The individual mandate survives.
The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty.
The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to take effect over the next [...]
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell hesitates on endorsing President Obama. Back in 2008, Powell threw his support behind Obama, calling him “a transformational figure.” Regarding President Obama’s first term in office, Mr. Powell credits the President with stabilizing the financial system and fixing the auto industry. But, Powell criticizes the President for not focusing [...]
In this week’s edition of the Pulse on 95.5 WBRU, Ethan Hammerman takes a look at one community’s reaction to the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the necessity for the maintenance of accountability in society, even in the face of horrible adversity.
In this week’s edition of the WBRU Brief, Bradley Silverman takes a close look at the debate surrounding socialism as a viable economic system as opposed to capitalism.
In this week’s edition of The Brief, Ethan Hammerman takes a look at the progress that gay organizations have made recently in the arena of sport advocacy, with a special focus on the You Can Play Project, a new initiative that has garnered supported from a swath of significant hockey players.
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We are living in a world today of great changes. Those who can conform to the changes have a bright future. But those who build dykes and dams to stem these changing tides will only be drowned in a flood of their own making. We must learn to face facts, especially the facts of these [...]
This story may make you cringe a bit. A former Massachusetts dentist was sentenced to one year in jail Monday for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals. Dr. Michael Clair pleaded guilty earlier this month to a list of charges, including assault and battery, defrauding Medicaid of $130,000, illegally prescribing [...]