Notions of independent thought and familial authority are quickly becoming illusions, contingent upon the official authorization of powerful progressives.
Even in New England, one can find various (benign) meanings of the word, “plantation,” and giving it up would give up something of the character of the region.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for June 15, included talk about:
- Teaching Columbus a lesson
- Speaker pokes his head out of hiding
- State of the RIGOP
- What’s in a name?
Three weeks ago, Rhode Island Women for Freedom and Prosperity conducted a survey of its Members and Supporters about COVID-19 and Rhode Island’s response. The fifth and last question of the survey was the option to offer a comment on the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
The Pawtucket middle school teacher arrested for attempted vandalism provides the latest warning about the direction of education and, in turn, our society.
The Minneapolis policeman is entirely responsible for his actions, and justice should be served, but that doesn’t mean that political rhetoric didn’t play a role in George Floyd’s death.
Comparing statistics of fatal shootings by police illustrates the problem with comparing the United States with other countries, or even states with each other.
Religious freedom is critical toward our nation’s greatness, and it requires all of us to defend our religious freedom and uphold our religious virtues.
RI’s curve is approaching ZERO! States across America are opening without problem, protesters are allowed large gatherings, jobs and the economy are booming nationally… yet, our RI summer remains locked down. Why?
The Governor has just extended the “state of emergency” and the General Assembly has failed to act on its authority to end this madness, sitting idly by while the wreckage continues to mount.
It is clear to anyone paying attention that Anarchists are opportunists. The tragic and unjust death of Mr. Floyd was the catalyst to attack our very institutions, disrupt our lives and cause racial conflict.
One problem with technology and automation is that it makes intimate knowledge of the object being automated easier to miss.
When President Trump behaves exactly in his famous character as a crass New York City businessman and says something he shouldn’t, we have to weigh that against the full mass of a movement in which opposition is illegitimate.
My latest essay on Dust in the Light is a reflection on how we can begin to come together to find a better way forward for our society.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for June 1, included talk about:
- Double standards for “protests”
- One narrative to rule them all
- Raimondo continues to play politics
- A better approach to budgeting
With about one-billion dollars in anticipated revenue shortfalls, and with recent statements from leading Rhode Island lawmakers indicating a general feeling of helplessness, the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity published a new report this week with proven budget strategies that can help put the state on a long-term trajectory towards prosperity.
The CDC’s current best estimate of the survival rate of COVID-19 is 99.6%. This is a new high for the reported survival rate which has been climbing for weeks.
Progressives’ dedication to narrative over facts ensures that we’ll keep seeing incidents transformed into social turmoil.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for May 27, included talk about:
- Justice Flanders still protecting rights
- Trump v. Gina
- General Assembly… still out
- Mail ballots
- Money for insiders
- No jobs for Rhode Islanders
As we claw back our liberty little by little in the months ahead, we must adjust for the degree to which our opinions (and those of our neighbors) can be swayed by the Zeitgeist.
Governor Raimondo’s detailed regulations for “faith-based organizations” to reopen should be offensive to a free people (even if not personally religious) because of what she apparently believes about religion and about us.
Turning anecdote into fearful narrative is a disservice from our information institutions.
The IFR-S in the US was estimated to be 1.3% …. The overall IFR for COVID-19 should be lower when we account for cases that remain and recover without symptoms.
In an open letter to Governor Gina Raimondo, religious leaders in Rhode Island begin to insist that engaging in religious worship is not a non-critical leisure activity, but an essential activity for human life.
We shouldn’t look for meaning in coincidences or the situations of our lives so much as the opportunity to develop a sense of relationship.
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a story affirming that there is such a thing as truth, even when people are tricked or bullied into pretending otherwise.
The second essay on my newly reconstituted Dust in the Light observes that journalists, local activists, and all of us trying to go about our lives are making it clear that we really do live in different universes