The difficulty the modern mind has with believing in spiritual warfare may be that it doesn't have the special effects of a wizards' duel.
Justin responds to a Providence Journal article that he finds indistinguishable from what an official government communications team might have produced.
RI employment numbers for February look positive at first glance, but a more substantive review suggests that even the silver lining is pretty dark.
Answering confusion about the import of RIGOP chairman candidate Dan Harrop's withdrawal from the race, a GOP insider explains the options that were on the table for his supporters.
After a strange and contentious week, RIGOP chairman candidate Dan Harrop has withdrawn from the contested race, clearing the way for Mark Smiley to begin his tenure in that role.
The overtime bill for the state government of Rhode Island is up to around $90 million, with thousands of employees making tens of thousands or even more than a hundred thousand dollars in extra pay.
Laundry workers with the state Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare are able to take home six figures of pay in part because state and federal governments spread the cost to different tax bases.
Overtime numbers for nurses working for the state government show a long-term practice of reliance on overtime and raise questions about the way government bills taxpayers for the services that it provides.
The father of Governor Chafee's preferred "three Ts" strategy for economic development is beginning to see the limitations and damages of it. A strategy of freedom first would better serve the people of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island's unemployment rate notched down again, in January, even though it was the first month of employment losses since September 2011. Meanwhile, the nation has overall been stagnant.
The argument that House leadership's lawyers are offering for "nullifying" an appropriate and legal vote of the House judiciary committee, concerning government ethics, is specious and indicative of a huge problem in Rhode Island's civic culture.
The waste, fraud, and abuse to which Governor Chafee may (or may not) put an estimate based on Ken Block's analysis will likely fall in the range of $106-185 million, putting 38 Studios at the low-end of this annual scandal.
Revisions of employment statistics nationwide (at the very least) raise questions about the wisdom of promoting the numbers from month to month.