Content Types

Analysis

Work-from-Home Globalization

As technology brings the benefits of globalization down to the individual level, will it mean greater opportunity for work-life balance, or the democratization of war?


Progressive Policies and Fatal Police Shootings

Comparing statistics of fatal shootings by police illustrates the problem with comparing the United States with other countries, or even states with each other.


Video Business Meetings Require Preparation

The global pandemic has thrust women and men into a new professional world, and RI Women for Freedom & Prosperity Executive Committee member Judith Bowman has some valuable advice.


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Research

April 2020 Employment: COVID Flips the Table

Employment and labor force are among the first hard data we have of the effects of our state and nation’s response to COVID-19, and they aren’t pretty.


Updated 3/23/20 9:30 p.m.. COVID-19 by Northeast County: A NYC Crisis

As the federal government and states’ governors decide how much to clamp down on free motion, they should keep in mind the geographic specificity of coronavirus cases.


December 2019 Employment: Has the National Boom Finally Reached RI?

Checking in with Rhode Island’s employment and jobs numbers just before the annual revision by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we see overall a gradual improvement that lags the region and most of the country.


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Opinion

Raining Consultants


Travis Rowley: Statues of Limitation

The toppling of statues won’t complete the neo-communist objectives, the radical restructuring of American life. But it’s not without purpose. And this is only the beginning.


Politics This Week with John DePetro: In Hopes of a Backlash

My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for June 22, included talk about:

  • Columbus comes down
  • “Providence Plantations” gets covered up
  • Rhode Island races to watch
  • Stanton shows the journalists’ condescension

I’ll be on again Monday, July 6, at 12:00 p.m. on WNRI 1380 AM and I-95.1 FM.


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Investigative Report

DOH “Whistle-Blower” Summoned to Ominous HR Meeting

An RI Department of Health employee fears retaliation as she’s ordered to attend a meeting with multiple state officials after going public with concerns about nursing home oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic.


David de la Cruz: East Providence PD Shut Down Religious Service in March

Days after an executive order from the governor forbade gatherings, the East Providence police shut down a church despite voluntary plans to limit risks.


At the Top of the Patronage Network

Conspicuous relationships between powerful people and employees of the Convention Center Authority are just snow on the sharp point of the tip of the iceberg of RI’s patronage network.


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Liveblog

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Longer Twitter

Discomfort in the Look

If it’s true that white people are becoming “uncomfortable in their whiteness” for the first time, it’s a fabricated phenomenon that is not healthy for our society.


Games with Models, 7/2/20 Data

The number of new COVID-19 cases in RI was higher today than it’s been, but the number of tests was up, and we’re still under 100.


A Note from Texas and Games with Models, 7/1/20 Data

We’ll see where this goes, but it remains entirely plausible to expect that cases will continue on the increase while serious cases and deaths continue to decline in Texas, while Rhode Island continues on its positive trends.


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Interviews & Profiles

In the Dugout: Ray Rickman on Race in Rhode Island


In the Dugout: John Cianci, Veterans Advocate Raises Alarm Bells About RI DOH


In the Dugout: Explosive Nursing Home & COVID-19 Claims by RI DOH Whistleblower


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