For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, reviewing Whitehouse’s performance at the Kavanaugh hearings and the gubernatorial candidates’ performance at their debate.
We’re in surreal times and should not allow the political fight of the moment to erode the gray areas that allow us to be human.
A female governor who discriminates against school boys for an official contest is fundraising off her unsubstantiated belief in a 50-something-year-old woman’s unsubstantiated claims about an incident from high school
Arguments about the proper interpretation of the Constitution don’t often enough acknowledge that it can be amended.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, digging into some poll results and discussing the early days of the general election.
Who defines what counts as sexual harassment, and does it have to be a single standard for every environment?
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, recapping and analyzing results from the primary.
What do adults call this feeling of boredom with all the tasks that must be done?
The persistence of that old 9/11 feeling and a reminder of long-ago friends raises thoughts about balancing what is there now with what used to be.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, checking in on the state of play before and paths forward from Rhode Island’s upcoming primary.
Tiverton resident Donna Cook notes that the General Assembly is too willing to impose difficulties on working Rhode Islanders while the Town Council is happy to put taxpayer dollars under its control.
We need you. Our Center’s MyPayMySayRI campaign is under attack.
The absurdity of Rhode Island’s computerized car-inspection regime points to the desperate need for us to figure out what boundaries government should be allowed to impose on our behavior.
We’d do well to develop social standards for how we handle indiscretions online and whether we help fights to deescalate or whip them up into a violent frenzy.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about the politics of bridge traffic and the competitiveness of primaries and Providence mayorality.
I have big news. We’ve launched a major new campaign designed to inform public servants of their recently restored First Amendment rights, as ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Janus v AFSCME case. You can see our new website at MyPayMySayRI.com. As a consistent champion of constitutional rights for all citizens, we believe that public employees deserve to know that they now have full freedom when it comes to deciding whether or not it is in their best interest to pay union dues.
Mainstream journalists can denigrate alternate business models as “infomercials,” but that doesn’t give them any less standing as free speech under the Constitution.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about the merits of a political system that lost the PawSox and the wisdom of debating chickens.
When his child misgenders him, a New York Times contributor proclaims the secondary status of fathers, proving that his social milieu doesn’t understand their society.
Rhode Island politics have been messing things up for Rhode Islanders for decades, but by messing things up for the PawSox, they’ve finally gotten something right.
Twitter targeting conservatives is only a small problem compared with the mainstream Left’s decision that they’ve had enough of the rest of us.
As newspapers across the country coordinate “we’re not your enemy” editorials, readers shouldn’t forget that they tend to have a selective understanding of “friendship.”
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about the complaints about (a lack of) debates, a vote-buying grant scheme, and some PawSox chat.
Did Susan Cicilline-Buonanno receive unusually helpful treatment from the Warwick police and the Rhode Island media?
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, this week, about the governor’s race, political poll results, and Rhode Islanders’ (lack of concern) for the PawSox Worcester overtures.
The prickly question of whether social media platforms should be treated as common carriers can be avoided if we break their leash and return to the ethos of blogging.
A news media that whistles past the indiscretions of its ideological allies shouldn’t be surprised when people stop seeing the difference between them. This won’t end well.
The actions and symbols of the people claiming to be “anti-fascists” give the impression that they need to ask whether they are, indeed, being fooled (perhaps by themselves).
So many of the foundations of our society seem to be wobbling, lately, and it isn’t clear how we come to trust and agreement again.