The unexpected twists of the RI House budget debate indicate much deeper changes in Rhode Island's political landscape, and voters should pay attention.
A letter writer opposing school choice legislation fails to mention circumstances of his career (and young retirement) that might be relevant to his opinion.
Justin’s back at the State House for round 2 of the House budget debate.
Justin writes live from the floor of the House on budget night.
Using current controversies to contrive a trick for cooling off on a hot day.
Rhode Island's employment picture is still stagnation, but with plenty of evidence that the state could slingshot back to life if it would stop holding itself down.
The Roosevelt Society's inaugural event, featuring "conservative black chick" Crystal Wright, raised the central challenge of the American Right... even though nobody seemed to see it.
Some thoughts on the obligation to be cranky and contrarian in modern day Rhode Island.
A short new addition to the proposed budget creates a slush fund for the judiciary and raises a whole series of questions.
Continued debate about Rhode Island’s pension reform is disconnected from the reality of the pension system, not to mention the steps that the state really has to take to resolve its problems.
Experiencing the state budget process firsthand gives perspective on what’s wrong with Rhode Island and the apparent illusion of self-governance in the state.
Justin writes live from House Finance on budget-introduction night.
The school choice debate comes down to philosophy and priorities, and the education of the public, in its vast diversity, should come first.
The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity has released the full list of the 551 bills (so far) that are likely to be on its General Assembly Freedom Index 2013 if they receive floor votes.
Len Lardaro's attack on the credibility of the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity ought to come with doubts about his Credibility Index.
Peter Steinfels offered some intellectually challenging opposition to conservative Catholics at the Portsmouth Institute conference on "Catholicism and the American Experience."
Robert George’s opening talk at the 2013 Portsmouth Institute conference on “Catholicism and the American Experience” argued for the necessity of religious freedom, in opposition both to theocratic imposition of doctrine and secular exclusion of existential searching.
The mounting scandals of the Obama Administration are washing away the boundaries that we've imagined exist between representative democracy and tyranny.