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Political Monday with John DePetro: In Search of Motives

My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for September 23, included talk about politicians’ school choice, the state’s gambling choice, the motives for a speaker conference, the motives for an announcement, and an inappropriate put-down from a taxpayer-funded spokesman.

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Very Political with John DePetro: Betting on Candidates and Casinos

My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for September 3, included talk about potential gubernatorial candidates for 2022 and the various questions surrounding state-run gambling.

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Very Political with John DePetro: Pols Go for Positioning

My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for July 22, Mayor Jorge Elorza’s self-positioning on the schools problem, Gina Raimondo’s national adventures, and David Cicilline’s impeachment vote.

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Antifa Protest Attendee Arrested for Striking Veteran with Bike Lock (Updated)

Samson Racioppi, an Army veteran and libertarian, was allegedly struck on the back of his neck by a member of Antifa with a bike lock following a protest in front of the Rhode Island State House on Saturday. Alexander Carrion was arrested by Providence Police for the violent attack.


Michael Smalanskas: Looking for a Little Kindness from Dr. Michelle Cretella’s Protesters

A presentation on transgenderism by Dr. Michelle Cretella brought protesters to St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence and taught lessons about tolerance and kindness.


The March Against… at PC

Larry follows the “March Against Transphobia and Homophobia” at Providence College.


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Video

Ed Commissioner in the State of the State Hot Seat

9-9-19 Renovation of Rhode Island Education from John Carlevale on Vimeo.


Political Rorschach in the Wyatt Protest

If we were inclined to pause and review video of incidents with an eye toward understanding why each person is doing what he or she is doing, maybe we could reduce the level of conflict in our society, but where’s the profit in that?


Discussing the State’s Effect on Municipalities on State of the State

The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s new board member, Judge Robert Flanders, recently accompanies me for an appearance on the State of the State show to discuss the effect that state-level rulings and legislation can have on cities’ and towns’ ability to manage themselves and their budgets.

6-10-19 Impact of Legislation/Court Decisions on Municipal Management and Cost from John Carlevale on Vimeo.


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Written

Companies Can’t Deny the Math of Employment

Target’s experience with a too-high minimum wage illustrates in clear lines why government policy can’t simply assert economic fantasies as reality.


What’s in… What’s out…10/11/19

A run-down of items in Rhode Island political news for the week.


The Pressure on Teacher Salaries

One reason for stagnant or declining teacher pay is the legacy costs of defined-benefit pensions, which weigh down government budgets.


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