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.
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.
When “neutrality” starts to mean the journalist’s beliefs are unimpeachable and others don’t count, viewers should adjust their expectations.
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.
The very people who are imposing our terrible response to COVID-19 will soon be moving forward with a suggested solution for the consequences, and we shouldn’t accept it.
When the sentiment just after an electoral loss is that “the resistance” has to “get dirty” and “use any means necessary, short of violence”? Where do they go from there?
According to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT), the unemployment rate actually went up in August.
The political debate over proliferating mail ballots is a pretty straightforward illustration of how debates go between the Left and the Right.
“Proofs” of systemic inequality tend to skip over important points.
To put money in the hands of politicians, the Hollywoodites are driving us toward complete disunion.
A trio of “good government” groups is no better than the governor when it comes to using the excuse of COVID-19 to skirt the processes of representative democracy.
As we reach September 11, 2020, it seems as if the answer to the question seems to be, “As soon as you meet our demands.”
If Rhode Islanders’ support for the University of Rhode Island appears to wane, some small part of the explanation will be the prominence of history professor Erik Loomis.
Rhode Islanders have reason to have a growing sense that the benefit of the legal doubt will always be applied unequally as insiders continue to find “loopholes” in the rules that they have helped to create.
As compliance inspectors fan out across the state and the state spends money to remind Rhode Islanders to follow the rules, Governor Raimondo shows by example that the rules don’t apply to everybody equally.
While we shouldn’t set the past in immutable stone as if it was perfect and inviolable, erasing it should not be our default choice.
The cult of “anti-racism” is not a cultural fad that parents can afford to ignore and let slip by.
We shouldn’t use science as a talisman to ward off criticism, especially when it isn’t clear what the science says.
The surprise, here, is that a progressive machine with out-of-state funding isn’t helping Bell match his opposition.
Let’s play along and assume that the goal of the Municipal Resilience Task Force really is to develop innovative “strategies and policies to prepare for a post-COVID-19 future.”
The narrative appears again as mainstreamers in Rhode Island watch Sunday’s Trump caravan go by.
Why are our expectations for the professionals who operate something as important as our education system so low?
Something as simple as a pledge can be a valuable statement that you’ve got reformers’ backs.
In the turmoil roiling our nation, we’re not seeing a popular movement of genuine frustration with an oppressive system. We’re witnessing a coordinated performance, decades in development, to convince the country to replace their system of freedom and democracy with a truly oppressive system.