Multimedia

Audio

Governor Raimondo’s “Blank Check”

How could a proposed new statewide property tax that’s been given a nickname homage to a part-time-resident pop star not have a parody song?


Talking Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage on the Dan Yorke Show

Audio from Justin’s Tuesday appearance on the Dan Yorke Show.


Costantino, Ferguson, and Roberts Describe “Unified Infrastructure”

The audio in which RI Health & Human Services Secretary Steven Costantino, Health Benefits Exchange Director Christine Ferguson, and Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts describe their vision of dependency portals.


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Photography

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.


10/29/13 – Sales Tax Commission

Justin liveblogs from another meeting of the legislative commission to study the elimination of the sales tax.


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Video

Thoughts on Fr. Dwight Longenecker and Non-Victimizing Evangelization

At the 2015 Portsmouth Institute Conference, Fr. Dwight Longenecker gives context to Pope Francis’s statement about proselytism and gives a more full explanation of true evangelization.


Thoughts on John Carr and the Balance of Individualism (With Video)

John Carr’s preview of Pope Francis’s message when he visits the United States this fall raises questions about the balance of the individual with the government in the eyes of the Church.


Thoughts on Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the Evangelization of Whom

In his keynote address on Pope Francis, Cardinal Sean O’Malley makes the author wonder whether church leaders understand how much the West needs to be evangelized, and how differently Westerners will hear the messages of the pope.


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Written

HPV Vaccine Mandate the Tip of Big Money Insider Interests

Following the money around the Rhode Island Dept. of Health’s decision to require all Rhode Island seventh graders to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease reveals the big-money game of politics and government health.


Thoughts on Fr. Dwight Longenecker and Non-Victimizing Evangelization

At the 2015 Portsmouth Institute Conference, Fr. Dwight Longenecker gives context to Pope Francis’s statement about proselytism and gives a more full explanation of true evangelization.


Hurting People with the Minimum Wage and Other Political Tactics

The scam of increasing the minimum wage harms the very people whom it is supposed to help, but helps the people who sell phony remedies for votes.


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