Watching the legislative process can be a matter of "trace the political games."
Marc Comtois notes government's trend of doing less for more.
Not surprisingly, a teacher-legislator prioritizes teacher seniority over minimizing harm to students.
Tiverton's added a per-bag fee to the existing trash-collection tax bill. Where's the money supposed to come from?
Mark Patinkin's misanthropy in the face of Japan's tsunami isn't founded in an accurate understanding of nature and mankind.
"Held for further study" would be an apt description of Rhode Island in general.
Hopefully, the Providence Journal will allow its opposition to Gov. Chafee's tax proposal to redirect its endorsement habits in the future.
Legislative horse trading is inevitable, but there's still something distasteful about it.
I wonder if Drug Free School Zones except medical marijuana dealers.
The inclination to slice society up into racial categories cannot be healthy.
The arguments against same-sex marriage stand even when the opposition has compelling personal stories.
Andrew Morse suggests that government spending can't always go up.
Undercover activist James O'Keefe will be appearing before the Providence College Republicans, tonight.
My Patch column, this week, defines the target population of Rhode Island's recent and proposed tax changes and offers a brief economics lesson to suggest that the apparent strategy is perhaps not the best.
Is it honoring when a parental visit is done under force of law?
Legislation limiting labor has no chance, in RI, but at least it's on the table.
It's good to hear of open-government legislation, but boy is the process slow.
Is there any hope for Rhode Island's economy?
So I was carded for alcohol, this afternoon. Is that a common experience among people my age?
PolitiFact finds RI Gov. Linc Chafee to be keeping promises that he looks to me to have broken.
Local Rep. John Edwards (D, Portsmouth, Tiverton) gives reason to wonder whether his representation extends far beyond the Democrat Town Committee.
Gov. Chafee apparently didn't attempt to predict the effect that his tax policies would have on the behaviors that he proposes to tax.
Monique Chartier and Matt Allen talked RI taxation on last night's Matt Allen Show.
If Little Compton parents don't want Tiverton High School's offerings, why should Tiverton parents?
Legalizing pot is one thing; adding RI's brand of corruption to the industry is another.
My patch column, this week, joins two topics related to education in Rhode Island.
RI Gov. Chafee wants to tax some curious things.
Blackstone Valley Prep charter school appears to be taking the revolutionary step of handling teachers like real professionals.
Public sector unions get it all: high salaries, lavish benefits, and job security.
Governor Chafee has found a way to make a tax increase on the working and lower-middle classes seem like a tax reduction.
I've clarified my understanding of the PolitiFact process.
Does the PolitiFact brand really fool anybody?
Continuing the discussion about a prayer banner in Cranston.
Cranston atheists and the ACLU are projecting their desire to impose a belief on everybody else.
Not surprising. Governor Chafee is funneling money to his biggest supporters.
Is RI Governor Lincoln Chafee a deficit hawk? Not really.
My call in to the Matt Allen Show, last night, dealt with budgetary discouragement.
We're having an intraconservative debate about RI Gov. Chafee's budget.
A just system would not lead innocent victims feeling as if street justice is the only route for the murderer of a child.
As an applicant for an interim town treasurer job in Tiverton, I found the process to be peculiar
I made a last-minute decision to liveblog RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee's budget address, last night.
When a radical feminist says something with which a religious conservative agrees, you just know she's speaking non sequiturs.
The problem with trying to quantify the accuracy of experts is that it creates another topic on which experts can disagree.
People mistrust local and state government in Rhode Island. Unleash the propaganda!
A former part-time legislator gets a high-paying job in a friendly administration, and voila! A lucrative pension for the rest of his life.
Mark Steyn has returned to National Review and to highlighting the growth of a terrorist culture and the continued passivity of the West.
Can Rhode Island transition from compulsory union membership to a mere right-to-work regime?
The commentariate class of RI is uniting in concern about the state of the state. About time.
Everybody, right down to the media and electorate, is responsible for covering David Cicilline, and they'll do it again, when the time comes.
Teacher union rhetoric reminds one of the gulf that separates their lives from those of the general public.
RIFuture is up for grabs, and I've got my hand out.
RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee is a representative for those who've like a lack of real solutions to the state's problems.
Nominated Chairman of the RI Board of Regents George Caruolo is a retrograde voice of backtracking.
I joked with Matt Allen, last night, about matters of local blogging.
Funny how a direct referendum can be made to seem undemocratic.
My latest column introduces readers to OPEBs, or "other post-employment benefits" for public-sector workers.
Unions didn't cause increased respect for teachers, and their disappearance won't decrease it.