Environmental regulation and “sustainable development” may not cause income inequality, but they sure do correlate well with it.
Two capital projects dominating city and state discussions might be unproductive distractions from the necessary work that Rhode Island needs to do to rebuild its economist.
A union boycott letter being sent to Providence Hilton customers raises puts into question what an “unfair labor practice” actually is.
Debate about economic development in Tiverton can’t simply be an exercise in hyperbole and NIMBYism.
Regarding your April 18 article in the Providence Journal, “Fight over Obama’s orders“, so much for “HIDING IN THE SHADOWS“. Two women here Illegally delivering 5 children that by current law are U S Citizens. Free pre-natal care, childbirth, post-partum care and long term family planning for two years (evidently not working) all at the expense of taxpayers. Just how much does this group cost US taxpayers and how is it justified in these lean times?
I think this article will only serve to ENCOURAGE many more pregnant illegal alien women to flock to Rhode Island. Why wouldn’t they come if they can arrive Illegally, have as many children as they wish, work Illegally or just not work, receive workers compensation, get free care for a child’s autism, receive subsidies for the new U S citizen children in the form of welfare, SNAP etc., now that it’s been basically ADVERTISED on the front page of a major newspaper? Thanks.
Increasing evidence that the federal government is using its powers to further political and ideological ends illustrates how a reasonable, civilized society sinks into totalitarianism.
Baptist university professor David Gushee misses the core argument in the budding fascism of the same-sex marriage movement against his fellow Christians.
The “Taylor Swift tax” is in keeping with the RhodeMap RI scheme of moving power and money away from local authority.
Events on the cultural front, in the past week or so, force the truly frightening conclusion that we’ve reached a new era of unreasonableness, in which mutual accommodation and pluralism will be impossible.
The hysteria surrounding Indiana’s attempt to provide the merest of protections for religious individuals betrays the underlying objective of destroying the West’s greatest guarantor of freedom.
General Assembly progressives want to make admission to Mayoral Academies pure chance, while Governor Raimondo wants to take away small transportation and book concessions granted to families that use private schools.
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?
Rep. Edwards does the politician’s trick of talking all around the fact that a critic is telling the truth.
My two biggest takeaways from Monday night’s forum on policing, at the South Providence Recreation Center, with Chiefs Hugh Clements (Providence Police Department) and Steven O’Donnell (Rhode Island State Police):
1. If good policing is built on strong communities, while the pathway to strong communities is cleared by good policing, there is a real chicken-or-egg issue with finding a solution.
2. A basic concept that our government and society seems to be losing needs a restoration, the idea that the top elected official of a city, town or state police force is the leader of the police force, not just ceremonially, but in a true operational sense.
Progressivism is a recipe for a new aristocracy, relying on distractions about racism and abstract bogeymen in order to herd us all into boxes.
When the energy market forces National Grid to increase its rates, politicians condemn the company, but expensive energy is a problem to which they’ve happily contributed.
The Troegenator Doublebock blends alcohol and flavor for an experience of sweet associations.
The focus on race issues distracts from the lessons that Americans should be learning from high-profile incidents involving the police.
Aaron Renn’s belief that “the Greenhouse Compact was right” shows the missing piece in progressive analysis, and in Rhode Island governance.
RhodeMap RI gives social equity advocates easy access to federal mandates in order to thwart local control without regard to property values or residents’ concerns.