Justin responds, on GoLocalProv, to those who brush aside the exodus of Rhode Island taxpayers.
A New York Times op-ed gets a little too close to the edge of politicizing math education, for Justin.
When considering borrowing, voters should step back and question whether the system isn't corrupt at its core, suggests Justin.
Even more context for President Obama's Roanoake speech produces even worse context, in Justin's view.
Audio from Justin's Tuesday appearance on the Dan Yorke Show.
Apparently, just as the silver lining of the recession was that men lost most of the jobs, allowing women to catch up as a percentage of the workforce, the dark side of the recovery is that men are claiming most of the "new" jobs.
President Obama has modified his "you didn't get there on your own" perspective quite a bit in the past week and a half.
A new study of teenage unemployment, with an eye on public policy such as the minimum wage, suggests that we might be failing young adults.
The full list of RI legislators declining salary increases, Justin suggests, only emphasizes the failure of the General Assembly to address the state's real problems.
Rhode Island's improved unemployment rate for June tells a deceiving story; the state's decline continues.
The grammatical debate over President Obama's "you didn't build that" remark risks trivializing the core dispute, which Justin sees as definitional for our times.
The latest national unfunded pension liability estimate of $4.6 trillion ought to spark conversation about the meaning (and value) of risk.
Rhode Island taxpayers have been fleeing the state since 2003, bringing their money and productivity with them; the trend can definitely be reversed, but it's a choice that residents will have to make.
Portsmouth's wind turbine has run into technical problems, and Rhode Islanders should learn a broader lesson about government in business.
In the quality of life versus business friendliness debate, Justin points out that RI's paradox ought to make its residents even more outraged.
Justin writes live from a Rhode Island Board of Elections meeting.
A writer's quip that "one of the best things about being a gay man" is that he doesn't have to worry about impregnating his significant other establishes the core idea behind the importance of traditional marriage.
The audio in which RI Health & Human Services Secretary Steven Costantino, Health Benefits Exchange Director Christine Ferguson, and Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts describe their vision of dependency portals.
Rev. Nicanor Austriaco closed the 2012 Portsmouth Institute conference with an application of genomic science to theological understanding of humankind's common ancestors.
A policy brief for the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity finds multiple reasons for the state to pull back from its plans to implement a health benefits exchange and to expand Medicaid.
As a professional philosopher, Michael Ruse endeavored at the Portsmouth Institute conference to mediate between science and religion.
The musical performances of the Portsmouth Institute Orchestra never disappoint.
Actor Kevin O'Brien filled some time on day two of the Portsmouth Institute conference on "Modern Science, Ancient Faith" with a lecture in the character of Dom. Stanley Jaki.
William Dembski's talk at the Portsmouth Institute conference was a bit more explicitly on the side of intelligent design and raised the concept of differing types of information.
A possible ban of plastic bags in Barrington is one more indication of Rhode Island's governance problem.
Biologist Ken Miller takes up the side of evolution, versus intelligent design, but his presentation at the Portsmouth Institute conference on "Modern Science, Ancient Faith" carried forward the underlying, theistic, theme of the conference.
In the third presentation of this year's Portsmouth Institute conference, on "Modern Science, Ancient Faith," theologian John Haught cemented the unspoken theme of the weekend.
Independence Day ought to entail reading the Declaration and pondering the relevance that it should have in our times.
Video of the second session of the 2012 Portsmouth Institute conference, "Modern Science, Ancient Faith," raises a theme that would extend throughout the weekend, having to do with knowledge outside the material and the relationship of information with reality.
Ramesh Ponnuru characterizes the mandate tax as a deduction, but that neglects the portion of the Supreme Court's ruling that allows an overall increase.
Rhode Island's regular public school districts are losing enrollment as a percentage of population under 18. The Current explores how each city and town is faring.
It was fitting that the the 2012 Portsmouth Institute conference, "Modern Science, Ancient Faith," held at the Portsmouth Abbey school, opened on the topic of Galileo. Video here.