Theories are exciting, but some portion of children's education can be standardized... must be.
RI Governor Lincoln Chafee appears to have a one-sided method of sparking debate.
Objections to tax migration data aren't as incisive as they may appear on a round table.
This cartoon captures what many folks outside of President Obama's political base actually heard him say during the state of the union.
Deplorable office conditions aside, the procedures that have left an abortionist charged with multiple counts of murder strike me as more humane than other, legal procedures.
It isn't just poor or unreasonable judgment that causes government spending; it's the system we've built.
Why are our public schools operated with a no-can-do attitude?
It cannot be denied that some folks' anecdotal evidence shows taxpayer flight.
Over the long term, throwing more money into public education merely causes the price of labor to rise and put more pressure on the services offered.
Marc Comtois described, on the Matt Allen Show, some of his findings related to standardized science test scores.
The Projo editors seem not to consider the benefit to residents of competition between states.
The political and economic ideas of Abraham Lincoln stand against statism as well as slavery.
Why I'm not watching the state of the union speech.
What caused modern society? Oh, probably a bunch of things.
The hot topic of cyberbullying raises questions about the role of government and social reasons that it's changing.
Arguments over RI's proposed tiered diploma system are a distraction from the real controversy in education.
Tonight's Tiverton Town Council meeting is steeped in talk of economic development, business friendliness, and taxation.
An entire front-page article about talk radio in the Providence Journal, last Sunday, did not once quote anybody associated with the medium.
Young adults aren't chasing opportunity around the country as much as they used to. Hopefully, that'll change.
Kevin Williamson enjoyably describes the problem with regulation.
In the short-term, RI's problem comes down to getting the wrong people to do the right thing.
Government can only encourage dependency for so long, before there's nobody to be dependent on.
Some of the objections to RI's proposed diploma system change raise the question of what a diploma is meant to indicate.
At least in Portsmouth, "green technology" is another way to shift money from the private economy to government.
Rhode Island does OK in terms of the "knowledge economy" or the "new economy," but it's a relatively dark spot in Southern New England, and it relies too heavily on confiscated dollars.
Last night, on the Matt Allen Show, I talked about some of the big things that Anchor Rising has been doing this week.
Today, I wrap up my analysis of taxpayer and population trends in Rhode Island.
And now the question of who, specifically, is leaving Rhode Island.
My Tiverton Patch column this week explains why I'm suing the Town of Tiverton.
Today, I look at state taxes paid and taxpayer migration.
Public sector unions haven't been around long, in the United States, but they're likely to drag the nation down pretty quickly.
The first of a series of posts examining taxpayer migration trends in RI is up.
Love (compassion) and responsibility can be difficult to reconcile, in life, but the call to both requires that we try.
Whoever's in the minority, the filibuster shouldn't be a standing supermajority requirement.
People who move to Rhode Island from elsewhere seem to agree that Rhode Islanders have a habit of getting in their own way.
RI Rep. Peter Palumbo (D, Cranston) inexplicably wants to give House leaders more power over their fellow legislators.
Congressional Republicans have promised fairness and openness... promises worth keeping track of.
Advocates of a "separation of church and state" just want to insert their guidance in the place of God's.
Gov. Chafee's sustained attack on talk radio makes me wonder what he's trying to distract us from.
I've liveblogged tonight's Tiverton School Committee Meeting.
Tiverton's lone Republican representative in the State House has been having trouble getting invited to meetings of the town government.
European parliaments encourage a closed political class; the wild American system is preferable.
Matt Allen and I reminisced about how much tougher everybody was when we were kids.
One can't encourage government to regulate television volume without allowing it to regulate other things, just as invasive.
The coming collapse of Rhode Island further illustrates the need to start local.
The Tea Party should resist the usual lures of power and keep its priorities local and pervasive.
Rhode Island's governor has locked out an entire form of information media either because he's scared or because he's ideological closed.
Simply by describing his life and biography, John Loughlin was "gay baiting" according to gay activists.
Local news media continue to mistake a local union hack for a legitimate disputant in public debate... and risk their credibility.
I'm liveblogging tonight's Tiverton Town Council, beginning with an appearance by three of our four state representation.
This week's Patch column asks why Little Compton sends its students right through Tiverton to Portsmouth.
The battle over certification of charter school teachers can lead to some interesting conclusions.
Dementia could be evidence for a particular interpretation of reality.
There's enough blame to go around in the case of invasive security procedures.
Removing the word "nigger" from Huck Finn not only assaults the book, but also makes its point.
Today's contentious WRNI Political Roundtable, in which I participated, is online.
The poor must support the better off, and wishing to retain money in order to enjoy the offerings of a community is evidence of despising that community.
The IRS is giving prisoners fraudulent tax returns; I see it as an indication that taxes should be cut and simplified.
In Lincoln-land, openness and common purpose mean agreeing with Governor Chafee.
I fear that Governor Lincoln Chafee has had no panic about the authority now vested in him.
The government should concentrate on economic environment, not the activities therein.
RI Education Commissioner Deborah Gist's work environment may already be changing.
Monique Chartier called in to the Matt Allen show to offer thoughts on RI immigration policy and an interesting headline juxtaposition.
When government controls all, corruption of "experts" is inevitable.
It would be healthy for the municipal bond market to shrink.
To protect a bait fish, the federal government has devastated California's Central Valley.
The two aspects of a local school budget controversy are diplomacy and accounting.
A key player in the RI tax "reform" that made tax code worse is moving on to control of the state's budget.
Hold the government to its debt ceiling; if catastrophe ensues, it's the government's fault for not staying within its budget.
"Putting kids first" must be a cultural mandate, not a governmental one.
We can come up with whatever buzzwords we want, but what Rhode Island's economic policy needs remains the same.
If gravity is a consequence of the importance of information in the universe perhaps human consciousness drives our biological existence, not the other way around.
Common Cause's John Marion wants a longer view in governance. Parties provide such a thing, but it isn't typically as healthy as one might expect.
Medicare already pays out more than three times what it takes from an individual over his lifetime. That won't last.
Rhode Island's tax "reform" is looking more and more like a scam against productive residents.
RI Future blog founder Matt Jerzyk is now a full-fledged member of the Providence political machine.
It's fascinating to know that the discovery of a tooth could change our understanding of history.