Arlene Violet thinks portraying a positive gay character in a musical will change people's views on same-sex marriage. I think that's borderline insulting.
Rhode Island should learn from Texas's advances in comparison with California.
Town Councilors opinions have begun to trickle in regarding RI Sen. DiPalma's support for union-related nepotism in the State House.
I humbly suggest that the United States of the American Left is not worth the lives of our sons and daughters.
American culture and politics appear to intersect where one side wishes for a freedom that increases dependency and the other for a freedom that expands independence.
It looks like RI Gov. Chafee's talk of increasing revenue, rather than decreasing spending, may already be having the effect of easing the way for economic producers to leave the state.
RI senators don't appear to understand why hiring a union pal's son to a job for which he is not clearly qualified might raise suspicions. I'll be seeking broad comment.
Marc Comtois called in to Matt Allen, last night, to talk about misdirected endorsements and pension-problem nonblame.
Blue state policies produce an hourglass social structure for a reason.
Looking back at the Projo's endorsement of Congressman David Cicilline (D, RI) yields more than just a laugh.
Congressman Cicilline (D, RI) is scrambling to escape the hole that he dug as mayor of Providence, but where was the Providence Journal while he was digging?
Rhode Island's unemployment rate is falling, but it's mainly because people are giving up.
Rhode Islanders can leave behind their government's pension and retirement-benefit debt simply by leaving.
Do Republicans grade college students more objectively?
The extent of government services shouldn't be the measure of national prosperity and goodness.
Coffee can help prevent prostate cancer, apparently.
The media is looking at a death spiral, but I wonder whether quality might save the day.
Matt Allen and I discussed the concept of earning pensions versus income.
Stephen Laffey reminds us that some politicians aren't automatically humiliated by their own catastrophic failure.
Remember when the danger of radicalizing Muslims was proclaimed with every bit of collateral damage? What changed?
There's no reason to expect that increasing school choice won't benefit "difficult students," too.
There's only one way to reform RI's municipal and state pension systems, and that's to change everything about the way the state does business.
It appears that federal stimulus destroyed twice as many jobs in the private sector as it created in the public sector.
Such is the scheme of government that a tax increase can plausibly be sold as a decrease.
I'm not persuaded that consolidating RI's pension systems into one is the way to go.
Hope High in Providence illustrates that education reform necessitates labor reform.
I thought it worth noting that John Loughlin is off to Iraq today.
The investment in wind energy seems to be attractive by government fiat and curiously tied to unions and political corruption.
Committee hearings are another medium through which the RI General Assembly tells the public where it stands.
Rhode Island is taking in more tax revenue than it projected... wonder from whom it's coming.
As Marc Comtois told Matt Allen, Rhode Islanders are beginning to feel beaten down.
Chew on this: Rhode Island's unfunded pension liability is 100 times that of New York state.
RI follows national economic trends... except when it doesn't.
Reviewing some new legislators, the Projo shows its same old bias and misses the real story.
Is government debt worthless in the absence of another recession?
An adjustment to actuarial assumptions is about to rock Rhode Island's governments, but it doesn't look dramatic enough.
It isn't surprising that two groups that profit from government overreach can come together to support it.
Tim White catches a sleepy DOT employee, and I wonder whether he's just mimicking the work pace of public construction projects.
It isn't possible to tease the politics of pension away from the culpability of union employees.
RI's Senate majority leader is going to bat for one of his highly paid employees; we'll see if he cools the heat or stokes the flames.
Andrew Morse was on last night's Matt Allen Show and will be on tomorrow's WRNI Political Roundtable.
A tax increase being touted as major "pain sharing" in Providence would actually be pretty low by Tiverton standards.
There's something insecure and unAmerican in too jubilant a celebration of the death of a single man.
More tales of young public-sector retirees who go on to second careers on the public dime.
I've posted some additional thoughts on bin Laden's death.
If we follow the teachers' unions' logic, it sounds as if we ought to allocate resources away from them.