OPINION: Independents are seldom independent by choice

While American politics continues to play out like a roller derby grudge match between Democrats and Republicans, off camera more and more voters are choosing not to affiliate with either party as the number of registered independents continues to grow. The share of independents has moved so far upwards the last few decades that moderate party line voters are an endangered species.

Majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion as nation awaits Supreme Court ruling

As the nation awaits a landmark abortion ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, newly released polling data show that the majority of Americans support limits on abortion. Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar group, released a new poll showing that 57.6% of Americans say “abortion should only be legal in specific circumstances.” Those limits vary based on the voters’ preferences but include limiting which trimester abortions can be performed in or allowing abortions only in cases of rape or incest.

This Is the Income a Family Needs to Cover Normal Living Expenses in Rhode Island

We all require a certain amount of money each month to pay for normal living expenses, and in recent months, that amount has gotten much higher. Whether at the pump or the grocery store, Americans are being hit with a severe case of sticker shock.

Interview with Parent Sued! #InTheDugout May 26th

The “Nicole Solas” of Maine, SHAWN MCBREIARTY on why he is being sued by a local school district. Dr. ANDREW BOSTOM on the renewed PVD and CF school mask mandates and what you should know about the Monkeypox virus.

Fired Teachers Win Court Ruling Against Barrington School Committee

Sneak Agenda Item Ruled a Violation In news first reported by The Ocean State Current yesterday, on a story it has followed for months, the RI Superior Court issued a strong rebuke against the Barrington School Committee when Judge Lanphear ruled that the committee violated Rhode Island’s Open Meeting Act when it failed to provide […]

Is the U.S. in a recession? Many analysts think so

Then White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in October that inflation increases “will be transitionary.” But today, they have surpassed 40-year highs, and many believe the U.S. is already entering a recession or soon will be. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said the U.S. is probably already in a recession in a discussion with the hosts of the All-In podcast.

Poll: Biden’s approval rating falls again, particularly among Hispanics

A majority of Hispanic voters disapprove of the job President Joe Biden is doing, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. The polling of 1,586 adults was conducted May 12-16.

Small businesses fear rising inflation, consider shutting down in droves

The small business network Alignable released its small business inflation poll Monday, which found small businesses are very worried about rising inflation and its effect on the economy. According to the survey, 51% of small businesses fear that inflation could “force them to close their businesses within the next six months.” Restaurant owners in particular are concerned with 72% saying they are worried.

Here’s How Rich Rhode Island Residents Are Compared to the Nation

The United States is in a period of historic inflation. The consumer price index rose by 8.5% over the 12 months ending in March 2022, the fastest increase in over four decades. Though it is not keeping pace with inflation, income is also on the rise in the United States.In Rhode Island, per capita income stands at $64,156, slightly lower than the national figure and the 18th highest among states.

Jen’s Three Cents – 4

Long-time Ocean State radio personality and In The Dugout co-host on Monday’s, Jennifer Brien provides her THREE CENTS worth of commentary on the hot issues of the day. The standard two cents just isn’t enough for Jen to weigh-in … so we gave her an extra penny’s worth of time.

How the Homeownership Rate in Rhode Island Compares to Other States

The American housing market took off during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The homeownership rate – or the share of housing units occupied by their owner – jumped by 2.6 percentage points from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2020, by far the largest increase ever recorded. By the end of 2020, there were 2.1 million more homeowners in the United States than there were a year earlier. In Rhode Island, the homeownership rate stands at 61.6%, lower than the national average.

New study shows which states are best for working moms

WalletHub has ranked Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island as the three best states for supporting working mothers in its 2022’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms. Vermont ranked seventh in the report, which indicates that 68% of women with children under the age of 18 are in the work force since 2021.

2000 Mules’ Catherine Engelbrecht: Is the BIG LIE actually the truth?

Do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events happening in Rhode Island? If so, then this podcast is for you! We discuss current events that are affecting the Ocean State. We also give you interviews with local and national knowledge experts on the most important topics. Our goal is to make sure everyone has access to the information they need to be informed citizens. Tune into #InTheDugout every Monday through Thursday live at 4:00pm on the Ocean State Current for your weekly dose of news and views!

How Much Food Costs in Rhode Island, Compared to the Nation

Inflation is surging in the United States – in large part because of rising food prices. In cities across the country, food today is 8% more expensive on average than it was a year ago, and American families are feeling the pinch. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank, a family of four – two adults and two children – can expect to pay an estimated $9,835 on food in 2022.

Only ONE Gubernatorial Candidate Takes a Position on the “Protect Our Kids Act” (S2219, H8230)

(updated 2:35pm May 19) Only one of the five (5) major announced candidates for Governor of Rhode Island has responded to The Ocean State Current’s request for a statement about the “Protect Our Kids” legislation – S2219 and H8230 … whether in support, opposition, or other position. Kalus’ statement was brief, but to the point: […]

U.S. sees record number of illegal border encounters in April

More than 234,000 people entering the U.S. illegally were apprehended in April, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data released Tuesday show, the most in U.S. history.

Federal agents apprehended 234,088 people last month entering the U.S. illegally, the greatest number in a single month in recorded U.S. history.

Rhode Island Senate to consider disabled worker bill

Repealing a law that permits employers to pay disabled workers less than minimum wage is making its way to the Rhode Island Senate.

Congress holds first hearing in decades to investigate UFOs

A House subcommittee hearing drew national attention Tuesday for its unusual focus: UFOs. The House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee held the hearing Tuesday on “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” also commonly called UFOs.

Jenn’s Three Cents – 3

Long-time Ocean State radio personality and In The Dugout co-host on Monday’s, Jennifer Brien provides her THREE CENTS worth of commentary on the hot issues of the day. The standard two cents just isn’t enough for Jen to weigh-in … so we gave her an extra penny’s worth of time.

STEN REACTS: SCOTUS Abortion Leak – a Nightmare for Republican candidates?

SCOTUS Abortion Leak – a Nightmare for Republican candidates? #StenReacts to statements by two candidates for the US Congress: – ALLAN FUNG, Rhode Island, House of Reps candidate – J.D. VANCE, Ohio Senatorial candidate Debut episode this morning at 10AM www.OceanStateCurrent.com/LIVE

PRESS CONFERENCE: Parent Advocates Join Sen. de la Cruz to Support Child Safety Bills

Parental rights and child safety advocates joined with Senate Minority Whip Jessica de la Cruz (R-Dist. 23, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Glocester, North Smithfield) at the Rhode Island State House today to demand that legislation to close a loophole that allows those in positions of authority to engage in sexual relations with children is passed.

Doc Skoly Sues RIDLT; Calls Out RI Foundation for Honoring “Dishonest” Alexander-Scott

Dr. Stephen Skoly expresses Surprise at RI Foundation’s Public Service honor of the ex RIDOH Director despite multiple mis-steps and dishonesty by her and Governor McKee Recently, attorneys for Dr. Stephen Skoly (from the Washington, D.C. based New Civil Liberties Alliance and locally)  filed an amendment to his existing lawsuit against Governor Daniel McKee and […]

Doc Skoly Cartoon

Current StaffSupport local and honest journalism by becoming a charter member of the Ocean State Current. As our liberties are under constant attack – and the dishonest corporate media fails to hold public officials accountable – The Ocean State Current has become the choice of parents and citizens who value honest and fearless reporting. Why? […]

Jen’s Three Cents – 2

Long-time Ocean State radio personality, Jennifer Brien provides her THREE CENTS worth of commentary on the hot issues of the day. The standard two cents just isn’t enough for Jen to weigh-in … so we gave her an extra penny’s worth of time. LOL

Jen’s Three Cents – 1

Long-time Ocean State radio personality, Jennifer Brien provides her THREE CENTS worth of commentary on the hot issues of the day. The standard two cents just isn’t enough for Jen to weigh-in … so we gave her an extra penny’s worth of time. LOL

Coventry School Committee 1: Ana Isabel dos Reis-Couto and Bethany Chatterley #InTheDugout

WHICH CANDIDATES ARE MAKING WAVES IN THE OCEAN STATE? WATCH the first of our “Election Waves” interview series on this page: April 28, 7:00PM – Coventry District-1 Special Election for School Committee Candidates Ana Isabel dos Reis-Couto and Bethany Chatterley join Mike Stenhouse for back-to-back 1-on-1 In The Dugout interviews. Click here for more information about […]

Rhode Island GOP’s Golden Gloves Gubernatorial Candidate

Ashley Kalus’ announcement of her candidacy for governor of Rhode Island as the Republican “fighter Rhode Island needs right now,” included this unusual validating claim: “Ashley Kalus is a Golden Gloves boxing champion.” Skeptical of all politicians, I sought to confirm Ms. Kalus’ assertion.

XTRA INNINGS: Russia & China expert Jeff Nyquist on UKRAINE CRISIS (PART 2, Cruise membership required)

If you are one of increasing number of Americans who hold serious doubts about the honesty and reality of the government narratives that are constantly being pushed upon our citizenry, then you are going to want to pay attention to our extra innings guest on this episode of our #IntheDugout podcast. If you think there’s […]

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Reported North Kingstown Coach Naked Fat Testing Timeline

1994 – Earliest incident of Thomas doing Naked fat testing 1999 – 2003 Student A subjected to Thomas Naked fat testing 2002 – 2006 Student C subjected to Thomas Naked fat testing 2005 – Athletic IQ schedule identifies Thomas fat testing 2006 – 2008 Student B subjected to Thomas Naked Fat Testing 2006 July 25 […]

Doc Skoly’s Federal Lawsuit is NOT OVER! Even though he’s back work.

Lawsuit is not “moot”. Dr Stephen Skoly may have won a significant battle last week in his fight to continue providing critical surgical care to his patients, but the larger legal war is not over. Even though the RIDOH finally relented and removed its October 1 compliance order that banned him from seeing patients in […]

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