For many Black people in this country over the age of forty, the fear of losing the progress we’ve gained keeps us tethered to the abuser we were forced to wed.
If common sense and just moral reasoning have no advocates, then insanity will simply roll over us all.
I have been close to these budgets. Very close.
A “lack of funding” cannot be the culprit for every decision from local officials that change services or reconsider programming. When a 1% or 2% fiscal nudge in anything is blamed, I seriously question the competence and/or the integrity of those using the argument.
In a recent Twitter thread, Princeton Professor Robert George gets at a question that has long interested me: How can you tell who you would have been in ages past — what side of a controversy you would have taken?
Ever since Rhode Island Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello invited accusations of ignorance by questioning whether there had ever been slavery in the Ocean State, the pendulum has been swinging the other way.
Have a happy and proud Independence Day weekend. Now is the time to celebrate America’s great and noble ideals. Sadly in the Ocean State, the political class has taken too much from hard-working Rhode Island families and businesses. The chosen few have benefited from the broken system, while the rest of us have suffered.
If it’s true that white people are becoming “uncomfortable in their whiteness” for the first time, it’s a fabricated phenomenon that is not healthy for our society.
We long for meaning, but progressive relativism has revivified paganism as an abstract and all-extinguishing ideology.
Instead of families being forced to consider spending their own money to augment their children’s schooling, (or not being able to afford at anything at all) programs like after-school enrichment classes, online classes, or private-tutoring could become immediately within reach if our state would adopt an innovative new program called Catch-up Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs).
Mark Zaccaria argues that the current turmoil in the United States comes down to a loss of the institutions that used to teach people respect.
One hundred years after the Klan scare in Rhode Island, it’s about time for an effective defense to guilt-by-(accusations-of)-association attacks to be found.
In our times of turmoil, if we place what’s going on in the proper context, the solution becomes obvious (albeit not easy).
As technology brings the benefits of globalization down to the individual level, will it mean greater opportunity for work-life balance, or the democratization of war?
Enough is enough. For too long, the political class has taken more than what they needed from hard-working Rhode Island families and businesses. The chosen few have benefited from the broken insider system, while the rest of us have suffered. Now, Rhode Island lawmakers will return this summer, and decide the fate of our state for a century to come.
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.