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| August 30, 2013
Making the ‘Buffett Rule’ LAW
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has received plenty of ink for his "Buffett Rule" legislation, named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
| February 17, 2012
First Amendment battle in the Bucket
As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| August 26, 2011
That sense of entitlement
I read myriad newspapers. I also listen to radio and television news reports (with an affinity for the BBC, which has always seemed to know how to do broadcast news).
Musing on “me, now, more”; hope in RI; marriage doesn’t need defending
| July 22, 2011
Saving America from itself
The nation’s inability to regulate the corporate class is bringing death, destruction, and economic ruin.
The federal government must rein in corporate criminals
| May 07, 2010
Warren Buffett and Obama related
Your useless celebrity/presidential trivia bit of the day/week: While they certainly don't look much alike, billionaire Warren Buffett and President Barack Obama are indeed related, reads...
| December 15, 2009
Die another day
Now that the New York Times Company and representatives of the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's biggest union, have agreed to a deal that will keep the paper alive (more on that in a bit), the great unanswered question becomes: what, exactl
The clock starts now on a potential Globe sale
| May 08, 2009
As bad as Wall Streeters
Even in our 24/7, blog-and-Twitter media world, commentators can barely seem to keep up with the worsening economic conditions.
The greed of Boston's unions is staggering
| March 11, 2009
| February 06, 2008
Damn you, Barack Obama
Now that Obama's small contributors have effectively rewritten the history of political-campaign funding, even die-hard cynics are drinking the Kool-Aid.
Win or lose, Obama's small donors may have already brought a revolution in campaign financing
| September 26, 2007
Would the ProJo be better with local ownership?
In 2003, former Governor Bruce Sundlun wrote a letter to Robert Decherd, the CEO of the Dallas-based Belo Corporation, expressing his interest in restoring local ownership of the Providence Journal.
Belo — unwilling to sell to Sundlun — seems a bit more benign than in the past
| December 07, 2006
The rich and the petty
As it happens, many of America’s wealthiest people, including Warren Buffett and co-philanthropist Bill Gates, want the US to keep the estate tax. But someone must stand up for the Paris Hiltons of this country.
Forbes whines, Buffett shines
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 28, 2006
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