Political Monday with John DePetro, No. 39: Developing Narratives in 2018 Politics

For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, the topics were Giovanni Feroce’s announcement for governor, the governor’s priorities, and the state of the name of the state.

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Political Monday with John DePetro, No. 38: RI Races for Governor and Senate

For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, the topic was the 2018 campaign season, specifically the races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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Last Impressions 42: Giving… and Making… Passes

The Democrats’ pass and the big government limit on moral voting.

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Edwin Portugal: Flags Down at Brown

Students disrespecting the American flag in a Veterans Day display require signage to explain their significance.

Little Towns, Big (Government) Guns

The events in Ferguson, MO have drawn widespread public attention to the increasing militarization of local police departments. It’s a topic that has been discussed amongst civil–rights minded folks for the last decade or so and has both national and local impact.

12/03/13 – Sales Tax Commission

Justin liveblogs another commission hearing on eliminating the state sales tax, this time concerning the state’s economic modeling of the proposal and alternatives from the Center for Freedom & Prosperity.

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“Privilege” for the Underprivileged

A Facebook video by “Woke Folks” explains privilege probably better than its authors intended or understand.

When Tanzi Harassed Dickinson

When people are rewarded for finding evidence of “isms” in their past, we move away from understanding and toward constant cultural warfare.

Boom! Wine & Spirits Sales Increased 21.4% After Sales Tax Cut

Imagine the parking lots of Rhode Island retailers filled with cars with Massachusetts license plates. New research from the Center, based on government data, shows that it is very possible. In the two years following the removal of sales tax on wine and spirits, the same level of economic stimulus, as projected by the Center by cutting the state’s overall sales tax, actually occurred! Now, there can be no doubt of our findings. The new research one-pager proves that Rhode Island would experience an ECONOMIC BOOM under a 3.0% sales tax.

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Binding Up the Immigration Issue with Heartstrings

Jorge Garcia’s story brings out the battle between illegal aliens and fluffy animals.

School Choice and the Scheme of Crumbling Schools

Crumbling schools show that the government’s priority has been other spending (mainly on unionized employees), and more school choice could change the equation in students’ (and taxpayers’) favor.

What the Governor Means by “Strengthening Health Care”

Don’t be fooled: When the governor promises to strengthen health care coverage, in RI, she means that she’ll force everybody to buy more expensive insurance that most of them will never need.

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