Calculating the cost of heavy vehicles isn't different than calculating the cost of divorce and illegitimacy.
It seems as if COLAs in municipal pensions are conveniently above the law.
A really bad year of investment returns could put the RI state retirement system right back where it was before our ballyhooed reform.
Conversation on Anchor Rising has brought us to the question of the necessity of social pressure.
RI is fluffing its higher ed. bed with federal dollars, emphasizing the poor gauge that money represents.
Rep. Bob Watson has made the news for another possible DUI incident, and it's no longer possible not to question his judgment.
RI business insiders may survive as long as tax increases are only moderate, but their survival isn't good enough to save the state.
Like Zimbabwe, Rhode Island is a land with few prospects for those who wish to build a life.
Yes, society did have mechanisms to care for the unfortunate before the era of huge government.
At least one argument against mayoral academies is that motivated parents should not have choices because unmotivated parents might not make them.
A study from the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity should provide the impetus for major changes in Rhode Island education.
Another pillar of the case for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants proves to be less than advertised, upon closer inspection.
The public reaction to the judiciary's prayer banner decision in Cranston is founded in a defense not so much of religion, but of self governance.
Nothing discomforts the ruling class like law-abiding citizens willing to protect themselves and their belongings.
The judge's decree to remove an old prayer banner from a Cranston public school points to the government's establishment of atheism as the state religion and partially explains the divisiveness of national politics.
Republican congressional candidate John Loughlin has decided not to run for the 1st Congressional seat in 2012.
The EPA is insisting on environmentally preferred products that can't be bought; meanwhile nature might prefer to be headed toward an ice age, but for global warming.
It is not the job of government to pick and choose the industry of their constituents, to the extent of describing the size and features of a casino that nobody has yet proposed building.
There's a lot of pessimism out there, and while political realities may justify it, there's still reason for hope.
The Projo editors appear to have forgotten that the American people were the ones who "saddled" President Obama with strong legislative opposition.
In a speech accepting an award for pension reform, Treasurer Gina Raimondo doesn't answer (and isn't asked) a couple of critical questions that nobody seems interested in.
Economic columnist Paul Krugman performs some parlor tricks to make the federal debt look just dandy.
Differing responses to RI public unions to two reform efforts indicate that one might not have been quite as onerous as we're being led to believe.
By taking over municipal governments, the state is changing the priorities by which they're governed and preventing necessary lessons in self-government.
PolitiFact manages to grade Congressman Cicilline's rhetoric on a curve... once again.
News over the weekend makes it appear that birth out of wedlock is now the norm; if so, our society is in deep, deep trouble.