There is most definitely a cost to providing illegal immigrants with in-state tuition; the legitimate question of debate is whether it's worth it.
RI General Assembly members who vote for too-small reductions in their own pensions are in effect still voting in a self-interested way.
RI's aristocracy has decided that the legislature need not be involved to offer illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates for higher education.
John Kostrzewa thinks threats will keep Bank of America in Rhode Island; I'd prefer the persuasion of a healthy economy.
Now, Rep. Dan Gordon's military record is coming into question.
The unavailability of personal responsibility in government policy is a key reason that government should remain small.
RI's healthcare exchange looks likely to be a bait and switch from a consumer aid to healthcare socialism.
An example of how Rhode Island sluices around power for insiders.
PolitiFact sides with Rep. David Cicilline (again) and for dubious reasons (again).
Mark Steyn applies the appropriate level of humor to our absurd national governance.
Pushing public school teachers toward higher education degrees doesn't ensure good teachers, but it does ensure a healthy market for colleges and universities, ultimately at taxpayer expense.
My comment on the expulsion of Rep. Dan Gordon from the RI Republican caucus.
For some of us, 9/11 taught the lesson that The World is never far from our daily lives. We'll see whether enough of us learned.
Installing "open road tolling" on additional RI bridges will allow the government to bleed the people more invisibly.
Employees aren't helpless cogs in need of government leverage; they're individually valuable assets and potential competition.
Interesting that the heated rhetoric from Jimmy Hoffa warming up President Obama's audience isn't considered relevant in a paper that repeated casts the Tea Party as extreme.
Starting with a vision of public sector workers as somehow set apart, RI lawmakers aren't likely to make the necessary changes to their pension deal.
The Left sees healthcare exchanges as a means of imposing a one-government-plan system; the rest of us shouldn't see them as a benign hobby of bureaucrats.
The AARP-RI is clearly more concerned about those portions of its membership that overlap with public-sector unions than with those whose background is in the private sector.
Why has everybody all of a sudden caught on that lone wolf terrorists are a threat?
Workers who are giving up are helping Obama by keeping unemployment statistics artificially low; they're also more likely to give Democrats the dependency vote.
People in the know are talking about the ethnic diversity of a redistricting commission, but it seems to me that geographic diversity would be more relevant.
Guess what: Even if you like your health insurance, your employer might not let you keep it when ObamaCare kicks into operation.