That radical change does not instantly kill tradition does not mean that it does not corrupt it.
Runoff elections would be a healthy introduction to Rhode Island politics.
I've got the third offering in Ted Nesi's week-long series of letters of advice to Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee.
My call in to the Matt Allen Show, last night, touched on matters of political thought and redemption for athletes.
Tom Sgouros thinks services and cooperation are the purpose of government. The American founders disagreed.
State representatives are already talking about legislative action on immigration to counter gubernatorial action, but prospects are surely dim.
I got a little philosophical on the topic of small-town Democracy for my Patch.com colujmn this week.
When the public sector originates a push for higher education, it mismatches incentives.
One can't fault Michael Trainor's reconsideration of his assumed elevation to spokesman for Gov. Linc Chafee. It's going to be a tough job.
Rhode Island's problem isn't that its people don't like education and white-collar jobs; it's that they tolerate high taxes and regulation.
Pundits and politicians should think twice before concluding that the nation is back to politics as usual.
In RI, magistrates are not judges, but political patronage job holders. They're also locking up kids for minor disrespect.
The Wall Street Journal outs PolitiFact as a propaganda organ.
In part with the help of Iran, Venezuela is arming itself to the teeth. Why aren't we reacting?
The recently passed tax-cut legislation didn't really add anything positive to the equation; it just averted the negative.
Is it better for teachers to start with the theory of teaching or the subject matter that they're actually going to teach?
Andrew Morse summarized his liveblog of RI's recent budget summit on the Matt Allen Show.
The warning signs along the path toward centralization are many.
Cracking down on companies that exaggerate in ads profits the government.
The teachers' union in Central Falls has asked for Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee's help. One expects them to get it.
Chronic absences of teachers are suggestive of a union plot to undermine reform.
Taxation, local budgets, and some gifts from the Clauses are in my Patch.com column, this week.
When Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee says he wishes to "set aside differences," just whom does he mean?
I've corrected some misreporting of something that state Rep. Jay Edwards (D, Tiverton) said and provided video of his (and others') appearance before the Tiverton School Committee.
Affordable housing advocates, in RI, are making the usual arguments based on their unexplored research, and Anchor Rising isn't currently in a position to counter them.
Calculations of pay and expenses for my carpentry career leave me wondering whether I mightn't be better off unemployed or on welfare.
Rhode Island's unemployment is up, which might be good if signs didn't indicate a potential for a double-dip recession.
Death sentences for apostasy suggest (to me, at least) that concern about the sanity of the Iranian regime is not subject to relativism.
Folks with right-of-center beliefs needn't apply for time with RI Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee, but the powerful will find his home open for social gatherings.
Last night, Matt Allen and I covered topics ranging from teachers to Chafee in just a few minutes.
The much-maligned richest 2% live well, but they aren't sitting on mounds of cash waiting to be taxed.
Young women are beginning to acknowledge the benefits of marrying a rich husband. And the old is new...
The RI legislature will be reconsidering some very bad bills related to teachers' unions.
Rhode Islanders are about to see the amount that they actually take home in their paychecks change, and if you're economically productive, it's probably going to decrease.
The exchange of Western civilization, trading the lives of countless unborn children for an adolescent version of freedom, corrupts our core.
Everybody supports economic development; whether they support the changes that would improve the economic condition of the town or region is another matter.
Ron Sider makes an excellent point about traditionalist's proper frame of mind, no marriage, but doing so doesn't change the intellectual structure of the same-sex marriage debate.
Not yet in office, Rhode Island Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee has already heard from all of the supporters of immigration law enforcement that he cares to entertain.
It sure doesn't seem as if the University of Education is under financial strain.
Anchor Rising's pledge drive to create a full-time job has landed me on GoLocalProv's "hot" list.
The culture of death works in not so mysterious ways.
A higher education bubble and a debt trap are the makings of the new indentured servitude.
With ObamaCare, "insurance" is just becoming another word for "redistribution".
The RI face of the ACLU made a clearly false statement, yet the Providence Journal tagged it as "half true." How?
I've posted video of my speech to the RI Tea Party leadership.
Richard Wagner contributed to the regression of Western society.
Monique Chartier called in to the Matt Allen Show, last night.
Newly elected state representative Doreen Costa addressed the RI Tea Party last night.
Much of the Rhode Island General Assembly's increased staff budget can apparently be explained by a required redistricting expense.
The federal government will soon be regulating all food associated with schools and working to expand the number of children who eat all means on the campus.
I'll be speaking at tonight's RI Tea Party strategy meeting at the Quonset O Club.
GoLocalProv lists Anchor Rising among Rhode Island's "opinion makers"; I encourage donations.
Reliance on debt to pay for essentials (because the money's been spent on other things) is catching up with Rhode Island.
The West cannot negotiate with Iran, because its leaders refuse to allow the development of a common intellectual and moral language.
My Patch.com column this week takes up a minor local controversy over residents' holding multiple town positions, in light of the relevance to local politics to larger political battles.
Fear not, conservatives, the end of the Western world is not night.
RI House Speaker Gordon Fox (D, RI) appears to have taken the latest election as a giant green light.
Comparing head-of-class math results across states and nations reveals the United States to be doing poorly, with Rhode Island toward the bottom of the bottom.
It's interesting to watch the world improve its health and wealth.
Rhode Island doesn't spend as much public money marketing itself as a tourist destination as it should; those who would use that money well should argue that their cause is a better investment than others to which our tax dollars go.
A number of relatively conservative states receive a lot of stimulus funding per capita because they don't have a lot of per capita to go around they've got relatively small populations.
The ObamaCare-advocating SEIU has now seen one of its branches drop healthcare for children/dependents. Wonder if they expected more thorough exemptions and waivers.
An email to members from the NEARI's president downplays the significance of an assistant executive director's arrest related to dirty politics, but the attempt rings hollow.
Matt Allen and I discussed, last night, the DREAM Act, NEA election cheating, and Anchor Rising's pledge drive.
When parents' are having to raise $110,000 per year to keep school sports going, residents should begin to wonder what they're paying taxes for.
Why society should continue to favor opposite-sex, two-person marriage.