All people have value, rich or poor, in spiritual terms and in economic terms; it’s our imbalance toward government and away from Christianity that has been slowing our progress.
Rhode Island doesn’t need the Brookings plan, but it does need legislators who give the impression that they’re actually trying to represent the people, rather than parent us.
When a mob of Brown University students brought their politically correct disease down the street to Rhode Island’s State House, they made it near impossible to resist writing a parody song about their symptoms.
Reducing the issue of transgenderism to simplistic declarations of discrimination illustrates how harmful broad and inflexible mandates can be.
In a world in which intolerance marches under the banner of tolerance and freedom means living within strict ideological lines, believers in a pluralistic society that thinks of people as individuals, not as categories, cannot afford to miss opportunities to teach.
A brief forward-looking story describing a positive vision for all Rhode Islanders.
The economy ought to represent the cumulative interests of the entire community, not a handful of insiders imposing their values on everybody else.
Theodore Vecchio sees Rhode Island government as representing people other than Rhode Islanders and bullying the latter into submission.
Brown Students and progressive religious leaders do not really believe in tolerance, and that helps explain support for Donald Trump.
Whether RhodeWorks or anything else, this resident of Rhode Island finds that the government process in his state doesn’t operate quite as he thought it was supposed to operate.
The full communication concerning her pro-toll vote that one of Representative Mia Ackerman’s constituents forwarded to The Current.
Joel Kotkin points out some interesting factors worth considering on the subject of housing and inequality, but we might learn more from his apparent errors.
Whether it’s the minimum wage, tolls, or some progressive social issue, the advocates of the Left follow the pattern of a Seventeenth Century bureaucracy denying the arrival of the plague.
At Broad Rock Middle School in South Kingstown, school authorities apparently interpret the Will of the Universe in order to “re-teach” behavior that will turn the school into a “nirvana” as defined by local government employees.
State officials supporting a toll on large trucks may have their numbers and their predictions, but Theodore Vecchio says what they don’t have is common sense.
Those who fear the threat of Millennials’ full socialism must embrace a more-full conservatism.
With Ted Cruz in the lead in the GOP primary race, Erica Grieder’s profile suggests he’s pretty much what you’d expect him to be, if you thought about it.
Governor Raimondo’s approach to economic development is to force a lower-skilled, lower-income population to subsidize jobs for higher-skilled, higher-income people from other states.
Public sector pay, tolls, and regulation of political activity all point to a dangerous, unstable future for Rhode Island.
Many of our fears about the future of the economy in light of Baby Boomer retirements and technological advancement could be allayed if we’d just let free market principles work without protectionism.
At least when it comes to economic development, Rhode Island appears to be designing itself as a playground and laboratory for Ivy Leaguers.
The Brookings Institution study recommending steps to reinvigorate Rhode Island’s economy conspicuously leaves out suggestions about how to overcome state government’s addiction to spinning the people.
Legislation targeting every individual who becomes active in local direct democracy for campaign finance reports should disqualify its supporters from public office.
The world of The Walking Dead is one in which it should be easier, not harder, to find meaning in life.
Themes interweave between distrust of government in the Obama Era, Governor Raimondo’s approach to economic development, and Donald Trump’s rise.
More information about Rhode Island’s new chief innovation officer only increases the importance of Rhode Islanders’ keeping an eye on what Governor Raimondo is doing.
Warnings that the fears of conservatives are overwrought look too closely at present stability and not closely enough at the air between the wheels and the track.
Really quick thoughts: Saying no to Donald Trump, and choosing between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
Some sympathetic skepticism from Dan Yorke suggests that Justin has work to do persuading people to be concerned about developments in government in Rhode Island (and across the United States).
Thinking through the incentives of global trends reveals that protectionism and divisiveness is designed to keep power where it is, rather than disperse it in response to competition.