Mechanisms of liberty may be the best strategies to solve problems, but they aren’t the solution.
Questions about fundamental meaning can’t be supplemental to comprehensive education, and they can’t be supplemental to comprehensive adult lives.
Congressman David Cicilline manages to capture exactly the divide in our cold Civil War.
If the demon behind social media is “persuasive technology,” how do we petition for the aid of the corresponding angels?
Tracing our genealogy back in time should remind us that a trajectory of wealth isn’t the only measure of our families.
A moment in the heat can remind us that it used to be a more palpable force in human society, which might have had some unintended benefits.
When will Rhode Island’s political leaders remember of the real needs of families? Despite a large and unexpected revenue windfall and clear policy lesson, resulting from the recent federal tax and regulatory cuts, Rhode Island’s General Assembly has wasted an opportunity for reform and, instead, are seeking to maintain the status quo in the FY2019 Budget.
Letting a Rolling Stone top 500 list set the background music for a while brings both nostalgia and perspective.
A local political analyst for public radio uncritically promotes a Facebook post slandering the United States with no analysis anywhere to be found.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about Carnevale’s prospects, the Mattiello crew’s subpoena, and the mayor’s tangle.
An apparent epidemic of suicides from the most disadvantaged corners of our society all the way to the heights of success suggests a problem of meaning and purpose, which our culture is less and less helping us to resolve.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about the start of truck tolls, the prospects of a ballpark deal, and the state of play in the governor’s race.
An effort to turn the writer’s focus from the markers of children’s progress out of the house and to the truly valuable time between those markers.
Women and men are not having as many children as they would like; perhaps the reason has something to do with “family planning” being a euphemism for avoiding the growth of families.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about the consequences and implications of legal bumbling in Governor Raimondo’s administration.
The attorney general’s office has conspicuously delayed a records request until after it can affect legislation that might cost the attorney general’s office money.
New Zealand’s attempt to ensure “pay equity” across entire industries should be a warning about the wisdom of government’s attempting to guide our economy through narrow political lenses.
Both the Providence Journal‘s Kathy Gregg and WPRI’s Ted Nesi are reporting today that the State of Rhode Island, more specifically, the Executive branch’s Office of Health and Human Services (the Rhode Island Executive Branch being currently occupied, we should note, by Gina Raimondo), missed a critical court deadline to appeal a court ruling and thereby may have put state taxpayers on the hook for “$8 million annually for each year starting in 2016-17″. From Ted Nesi’s story about this disturbing and jaw-dropping situation:
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about Chafee bowing out, Raimondo jumping in (officially), and Fung’s line of attack.
Dismissing school choice suggestions as founded in “fuzzy math” raises the concern that the imperative to dismiss reform policies might affect what math and concepts students are taught.
Ireland turns away from its pro-life heritage, a Brazilian soccer star flirts with polygamy, and the Western world lurches right past the lessons of its heritage.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about areas of conspicuous quiet and chatter in Rhode Island politics.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, the topics were the various characters running for high-profile office in Rhode Island and how they’re doing.
Hallucinogenic drugs appear to help people to reevaluate what’s possible in their lives, which may tie more with the nature of reality than the 1960s ethos would suggest.
It’s always shocking to see relativism win in court, and it raises fears about what it means when people can’t expect justice founded in mutual respect for facts and logic.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, the topics were various questions of motivation for campaign (and campaign finance) decisions.
California may be pushing the envelope in the establishment of religion, but Rhode Islanders should understand that their state government has banned “conversion.”