Whether in Chicago or Rhode Island, the progressive project is a society in which government officials have power to force their own policies on the people and collect lots of money.
The Dancing Cop controversy ought to lead reasonable people to consider whether activists are deliberately striving to break down the walls that allow us to remain together as a reasonable community.
Arthur Christopher Schaper says the targeting of Dancing Cop Tony Lepore is about much more than local controversy.
The issue of Syrian refugees may be of minimal practical consequence, in Rhode Island, but it’s an excellent case study in defining what actions morality requires of us.
The modern West has shifted its goals too much to doing something worthy of a movie to the detriment of things that are simply worthy.
The bizarre argument over Muslim celebrations in New Jersey 14 years ago is indicative of a larger societal problem that we need to address.
James Kennedy suggests that the first question Rhode Islanders should answer is why they need the 6/10 Connector in the first place.
The heated debate over accepting refugees from the Middle East in greater numbers than usual cannot skip the most-important consideration: Whether the American people can trust their government.
Today’s readings at Catholic Masses could shed light on world events, if we have the wisdom to look clearly at both.
Neil Cavuto’s interview with an organizer of the Million Student Whine illustrates that progressives aren’t serious people, even if they are dangerous.
Kenneth Woods says proposals by Rhode Island Republicans and the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity make more sense than the Raimondo-Mattiello toll-and-borrow plan for Rhode Island’s infrastructure.
Tennessee Ernie Ford sold his soul to the company store, but Rhode Islanders are being asked to pay seventeen tolls in order to get a phony quasi-public half-a-billion in debt.
A side in a civil war that mainly wants to destroy the landscape never really “loses.”
A parody to the tune of “Short People”: We don’t want no white privilege ’round here.
The word “diversity” as meant by the governor and the Providence Journal is used as cover and misdirection to advance their own agendas.
Loneliness may be a tool of totalitarians, and the only remedy for loneliness is personal connection.
The now-probable imposition of tolls across Rhode Island may be the linchpin of calamity for the state.
Arthur Christopher Schaper wonders whether Lincoln Chafee’s run for president might be a benefit in disguise to the candidate’s home state.
Transport activist James Kennedy suggests that Rhode Island infrastructure repairs and maintenance should be paid through more user fees (like tolls), but that the GOP’s suggested spending reductions in other areas should go toward tax cuts.
When a U.S. Senator is treating political opponents as comparable to Scarface, it’s a safe bet that some special interest has something to gain.
The economy can’t be manipulated, but the consequences (and the blame) for adverse outcomes sure can be shuffled around.
Although it’s slid into the political background, RhodeMap RI is still very much an issue in Rhode Island, and interested residents can learn more in Bristol, this Saturday.
Whether the appointment of illegal immigrants to California city commissions or whitewashing corrupt crony deals in Rhode Island, insiders who refuse to enforce the rule of law must be reminded that power resides with the people
Commentators on the right are split on the question of whether President Obama is damaging the United States on purpose or out of incompetence. Count me as a moderate on the question.
The rule proven in revelations from the 38 Studios document dump points to an inevitable condition of big government, and it’s one the governor is currently looking to expand.
From Cold War spy novels to ’80s movies to ancient histories, the lessons of literature could teach President Obama a bit about how he’s screwing up foreign affairs.
The assumptions Ashley Stokes makes about “white privilege” expose the shibboleth as a strategy for preserving the moral (and political) high ground of the truly privileged.
The modern West may be the story of two different understandings of government and democracy: one to limit our need to resort to personal violence and the other to protect those who know how the world should be run from the violence of the masses who disagree.
Another issue on which the Raimondo administration prefers total secrecy is the Unified Health Infrastructure Project (UHIP), which is designed to rope Rhode Islanders into government benefits and which has gone way over its initial budget with no public debate and little public awareness.
If it would help to Rhode Island’s problem in order to cure it, perhaps “mercantilism” would fit, only rather than competing with other nations, the government-corporate alliance is a competition against workers and small businesses.