Clint Eastwood's speech to the Republican National Convention set the easy chair of the "messaging elite" rocking.
While austerity may not be a comprehensive solution, Justin suggests that government's economic gambles are no solution at all.
A spokeswoman for Treasurer Gina Raimondo offers some sparing details on her office's hedge fund strategy, but the outlook for adequate investment returns continues to be gloomy.
The North Kingstown janitor controversy provides the latest evidence that taxpayers pay a substantial premium for the workers on their payroll, compared with the private sector.
Rhode Island's standing in some national comparisons related to doctors and Medicaid add further evidence that the Ocean State is not well suited to be a pioneer in implementing health exchanges and Medicaid expansion.
A closer look at the RI Dept. of Education's ranking of elementary schools suggests that parents and the public at large should consider their schools' results with care.
Former President Clinton is characterizing the economic choice as deregulation that caused the bust (Republicans) and another approach that, he claims, caused the boom during his time in office. Staring at an economic chart suggests that's not an accurate presentation.
Analyzing the sources cited in a PolitiFact investigation of Center for Freedom & Prosperity CEO Mike Stenhouse confirms that Rhode Island does have the most health insurance mandates, and they are the most burdensome in the country.
An update and expansion of single-family-home sales data for each city and town suggests that Rhode Island's real estate may not have hit bottom yet.
The killer in Aurora, Colorado, may have marked a new era of nihilism, in which the very loss of self becomes a scientific certainty.
Rhode Island's employment picture continues to be starkly negative, unless its new motto is, "We hope people leave faster than they lose their jobs."
Responding to disagreement, Justin expounds on the problem with "dependency portals."
Compartmentalizing society, with business tasked with maximizing profit and government tasked with picking up the pieces, is another example of how big finance is distorting both the economy and the government, in Justin's view.
Video and an off-stage anecdote from Justin's appearance on 10 News Conference with Bob Plain, hosted by Jim Taricani.
The Current collects the legislative votes in favor of and opposed to the budget article allowing tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
Justin is his contrarian self on State of the State with John Carlevale.
The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity has created a page to trace the development of Rhode Island's "dependency portal."
The continued sluggish recovery results from the failure of the President and the rest of the political class to pay enough attention to the economy to recognize how current circumstances are unique.
Justin writes live from RISC's summer meeting.
A neighborhood attack on two robbers wasn't street justice; it was crime prevention. And it ought to raise questions about the wisdom of disarming the public.
According to the RI Dept. of Labor and Training, the state is creating jobs, but it looks like they're going to people out of state.