Entries by Mike Stenhouse

STENHOUSE: No, Stupid, It’s Not The Economy

Now, before the next campaigns begin and new legislation is crafted, conservatives must reevaluate some of the old-school conventional wisdom campaign tenets that often compel good candidates to make bad decisions that lead to their electoral demise, albeit unintentionally and unknowingly. In state after state, it’s become obvious that conservatives must break the liberal stranglehold on […]

“Parents United RI” Candidates Win Election Victories Across Rhode Island

Editor’s Note: For a first-time organization that did nothing more than post information on the web and ask candidates to take their pledge, with a 100% volunteer team, raising and spending no money at all, and raising awareness only via social media and word-of-mouth … the Parents United RI slate of candidates was an unqualified […]

JASON WHITLOCK: Skin color (of NFL coaches) loses relevance when you authentically believe we were all created by the same higher power

Tampa coach Todd Bowles rejects media’s racial script By JASON WHITLOCK, October 14 Mike Royko inspired my journalism career. He looked nothing like me or anyone in my family. Royko wrote a syndicated column for the Chicago Tribune. His columns badgering local politicians and ridiculing American presidents and celebrities earned him the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for […]

Kalus Swings and Misses, While McKee Takes a Base-on-Balls in RI’s First Gubernatorial Debate

In their first debate of the 2022 gubernatorial race in Rhode Island, incumbent Democrat Dan McKee and his challenger, Republican Ashley Kalus, did little to inspire voters that a better quality of life might be ahead if they were to be elected governor. McKee, who as Lieutenant Governor became Governor 18 months ago when the […]

Will Any Candidate in RI Step-Up to Support a Parents-First Educational Approach?

NOTE: This commentary first appeared in the Providence Journal on October 8, 2022 **** IT’S TIME FOR R.I. TO ADOPT A PARENTS-FIRST EDUCATIONAL APPROACH If we learned anything from the harmful school lockdowns ordered by the RI Department of Health and the Governor at the onset of the pandemic, it is that parental rights were […]

RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity Mourns the Passing of its Founding Chairman, Dr. Daniel Harrop

His Civic, Religious, Philanthropic, and Professional Accomplishments Earned Him the Center’s Highest Honor in 2018 The of RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity mourns the passing of its founding Chairman, Dr. Daniel Harrop, who died unexpectedly this past Thursday evening.     “Dr. Harrop lived a quiet and unassuming, but enormously influential life,” said the Center’s CEO, […]

Led by Westerly Priest, Christian Clergy Unite Against “pornography” in K-12 Schools

COMMENTARY: The open letter below was co-signed by over a dozen Catholic and other Christian pastors in Rhode Island to protest the immoral “obscenity” and “pornography” that young students are subjected to in their K-12 schools across our Ocean State. At a higher level, the poisoning of young minds with inappropriate sexual content is part […]

Joe Biden’s Speech Evokes ‘Napoleon The Pig’

If you know anything about me, you know that I will defend my conservative and constitutional principles to my last breath. Not to mindlessly advance some “right wing” agenda. But, because of history and my honest personal belief system, I am completely convinced that a society based on our great American founding principles of liberty, […]

Election Waves Candidate Invitation Status

The Ocean State Current’s Election Waves team is covering selected races in the 2022 election cycle. The following candidates have been formally invited to a debate or interview; also listed is their response status. Return to Election Waves homepage, here. (* indicates incumbent office-holder) Last updated on September 1 Federal Office: US Congress D1: David […]

UPDATE: Brown University Responds to Letter sent by Rep Morgan and 4 Doctors

Brown University has responded to a letter that was sent to its president on August 22 by a RI State Representative and four local doctors, inquiring about an adverse reaction incident of one its students to the University’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, which will be imposed again this fall. The letter inquired about the incident and […]

RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity Joins 130+ Orgs Across America to SAVE Title IX. Citizens encouraged to submit comments.

Center is part of a national movement protests Biden administration’s attempt to re-write federal regulations to punish schools and people that do not affirmatively further transgender ideologies Based on a media release today from the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, Rhode Island’s only conservative public policy think tank has joined with over 130 organizations […]

NK parent on School Committee “dereliction of duty”; understanding the “chain of command”

BACKGROUND: The following is a post by Megan Reilly, a frequent guest on In The Dugout with Mike Stenhouse with regard to the ‘naked body fat testing” scandal that is unfolding in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Her Facebook group page, “Fixing a Broken System” has 257 members, but has come under criticism by school system […]

Center Memorializes One of its Original Benefactors … and one of Rhode Island’s Greatest

The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity is consistently – and falsely – characterized by our left-wing critics as being funded by the Koch brothers. What is true, is that the “Galkin brothers” are two of our Center’s original major benefactors. The passing earlier this month or the elder brother, Robert Galkin, is a highly […]

Former SCORI Justice, Robert Flanders, Disagrees w AG Neronha’s 2A Guidance

Former Associate Justice of the RI Supreme Court, Robert Flanders, says that current RI Attorney General, Peter Neronha, is “whistling past the graveyard … ” with regard to the AG’s interpretation of the June 2022 Bruen concealed carry Second Amendment ruling by the United States Supreme Court Flanders, In a compelling Wednesday interview with Mike […]

Dr. Bostom Wins v Twitter. Did the State of RI Demand Suspension of His Account?

OPINION: Within hours of issuing to Twitter a July 14 legal letter of intent to sue, Dr. Andrew Bostom and his legal team won a major victory, when the embattled social media giant reinstated Bostom’s personal Twitter account. “After further review, we have unsuspended your account as it does not appear to be in violation […]

WATCH: Rich Southwell, Lead Plaintiff in Lawsuit, Challenges RI Attorney General to Stop Trying to Hide RIDOH Deposition

ALSO WATCH: Sten unloads on the RI Attorney General for his disdainful motion seeking to “quash” release of the embarrassing deposition by Dr. James McDonald in the Parents United RI school mask mandate lawsuit Below, lead plaintiff Rich Southwell, challenges the AG and citizens to take action to make the deposition public:

Jason Whitlock Commentary: I choose to live in reality and disavow delusion. Black children sentenced to “Lord of the Flies” existence

Democrats sentence black children to ‘Lord of the Flies’ existence By JASON WHITLOCK (compelling commentary The Current pulled from the Internet. Send your comments to OceanStateCurrent@RIFreedom.org ) Beelzebub killed James Lambert, a 73-year-old Philadelphia man. Beelzebub is one of the seven princes of hell. In biblical times, Beelzebub was a god worshiped in Ekron. He […]

DEPOSITION taken from Dr. James McDonald in Parents United RI school mask mandate lawsuit

Yesterday, Dr. James McDonald, former RIDOH Interim Director and Medical Director, was deposed by attorney Gregory Piccirilli. According to sources who witnessed the deposition, McDonald, under oath, revealed what most close observers suspected all along; that most of the highly-restrictive pandemic measures recommended by RIDOH and adopted by the Raimondo and McKee administrations … were arbitrarily made, likely for political reasons to follow what we now know was a false government narrative, with little or no actual scientific or credible data basis.

The CRT Alternative: RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity Joins National Civics Alliance to Inspire Reform at State Education Departments

In Honor of July 4 Independence Day and the Upcoming 250th Anniversary of America’s Birthright of Freedom, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity has joined the The Civics Alliance, a national coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving America’s civics education: The Civics Alliance’s model K-12 social studies standards, American Birthright, was launched yesterday, […]

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