Mark Zaccaria takes a break from the mire of politics to cast viewers’ eyes a little higher, to a somewhat bigger neighborhood.
What does perhaps the most important COVID-19 data point show and say about the case for continuing Rhode Island’s lockdown?
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for October 19, included talk about:
- Raimondo’s new COVID proclamations
- Crime in Providence
- Protesters on the highway
- Who’s to blame in Pawtucket schools
- Who really owns the Apex property
- The legislative grant gravy train rolls one
The extraordinary powers by which Raimondo is governing Rhode Island are floating in this gray area between law and regulation on the one hand and suggestion on the other, and it’s about time lawsuits started.
Mark Zaccaria ponders the motivation of Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza for pursuing a potentially illegal gun buyback program at this time.
Are local hospitals withholding life-saving measures and allowing some babies to die?
So far this year, this is what your state government has produced. If you want to talk about business as usual, well here it is.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for October 13, included talk about:
- The anticlimax of the Jeff Britt trial
- The Bernie connection to local politics
- A name change for the state
- And the highest-profile BLM/Antifa activist, the local media has no interest in
RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity CEO Mike Stenhouse speaks with nationally renowned conservative Stephen Moore about economics, President Trump, and politics.
If we continue to accept the governor’s proclamations passively, or even with support, part of the blame for consequences falls on us for our silence.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for October 7, included talk about:
- The petty sleaziness behind the Jeff Britt trial
- Taking stock in Congressional races
- A turning point in COVID dictatorship
From the other side of the millennium (and grunge), we’re fortunate that Eddie Van Halen’s era was one with audio and video recording so we can be reminded that it is possible to have moments of sheer enjoyment of our talents and others’.
Mark Zaccaria compares the ways in which RI government has managed the state, up to the possibility of a special election for debt while awaiting a federal bailout, and calls it what it is.
Justin Katz reports the (unfortunately) not Not Real News about “stable pods” at URI, reviews local conservative happenings in Rhode Island, and talks about the metonymic dogmatism of the Left.
It is now a fully settled cliché that the year 2020 is a sort of cosmic beacon for madness and chaos. Maybe yes… and maybe no.
For your “Yes, next question” file, consider the Newport Daily News headline, “Do school bus companies have a monopoly in R.I.?”
The danger of shifting definitions and moral commands will be clearer as the mob expands its circle of erasure, but the number of people remaining to come to each other’s defense shrink.
At each step, the imposition of new rules and technology seems minor and maybe justified, but eventually, the people find themselves tangled in a network of regulation and taxation.
Mark Zaccaria provides five steps you should consider as you figure out when (and how) to cast your vote in the Ocean State.
Putting aside whether we should care about the size of our labor force, it isn’t true that Rhode Island’s has been disproportionately affected by the aging population.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for September 28, included talk about:
- Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung debates Mattiello
- Noticing which way the police were facing at the Trump rally
- The direction of RI pols on the Supreme Court
- Journalists discover the aggression of the “protesters”
When “neutrality” starts to mean the journalist’s beliefs are unimpeachable and others don’t count, viewers should adjust their expectations.
Governor Raimondo and her merry band of magic Appointees focus on the true danger in Rhode Island — not roudy rioters carrying signs that threaten to burn down the country, but college kids who aren’t voluntarily living as if in an open-air prison.
MIKES WITH MICS
-Presidential Politics – SCOTUS & Hunter Biden scandal
-Social Media Morons
-More RI Absentee Ballot Madness
-Ray Rickman on Breonna Taylor controversy
Our state’s record following the COVID-19 recession shows Raimondo’s approach to the economy simply doesn’t work. And now she wants to make things worse with taxes?
In a small, probably inconsequential, way the order of candidates on Tiverton’s ballot for Town Council provides a test case for trusting the system.
Nobody needs to be told that we’re in divisive times, right now, but we hear way too little about the most sure solution.
The thing with encroachments on our liberty is that they always seem far off… until they’re at your door.