“…a deeper look at the sociology of reality television and Donald Trump’s connection to it can shed some light on why many people viewed him as “truthful” and “authentic” despite his constant lies and deception.”
In Rhode Island, the top 1 percent of the state’s residents would receive an average tax cut of $86,610 compared with an average tax cut of just $430 for the bottom 60 percent of taxpayers in the state.
East Greenwich has gone from utter chaos to truly bizarre. Amid the Town Council’s clumsy and raucous attempt to reduce the size of local government without consulting its citizenry, an anonymous activist group bearing similar branding to the Council’s efforts has emerged and offered to host a kind of community event. In North Kingstown. “We […]
“I mean, we’ve all defended him. He’s a United States Senator, he’s not a state senator, it’s a local issue but he has to do something to appease those people. Because they kind of think he’s, in a way, almost a hypocrite.”
It was a fruitful seven days for progressive Democrats in Rhode Island, with two big wins in the last two Democrat primaries. Last week Nirva LaFortune won in Ward 3, Providence City Council and this week Dawn Euer emerged victorious in Senate District 13 (Newport & Jamestown). These were excellent results for two good candidates […]
Progressive Democrat Dawn Euer is one step closer to succeeding former Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed in representing Newport and Jamestown in the state Senate. She handily beat her three male competitors in the District 13 primary today and now faces Republican Mike Smith, Green Party candidate Greg Larson and independent Kimberly Ripoli in the […]
“It is unfortunate that Cranston has seen fit to enact another problematic anti-panhandling ordinance after acknowledging the unconstitutionality of its previous ordinance. The valuable tax dollars being spent to criminalize poverty could be put to much better use alleviating it.”
On July 14 the US House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2018; Ayes 344, Noes 81. Among the 117 Democratic aye-sayers was Congressman Jim Langevin. Congressman David Cicilline opposed the bill. The White House had requested $600 billion, but House members generously added an extra $100 billion. Nobody knows how much money is […]
Perhaps the clearest example of the much-discussed challenge of innovation came in the closing session of the National Governors Association (NGA) in Providence. The outgoing chair, Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe, attempted to pass the gavel to incoming governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada. They had arranged for a drone to buzz in from offstage and drop it […]
Governor Raimondo’s gesture is meaningless and empty unless it is backed up with concrete action. Governor Raimondo cannot simultaneously support the Paris Agreement and support Invenergy’s plan to build a carbon-emitting, diesel oil, and fracked gas power plant in Burrillville.
“The GOP has made only cosmetic changes to their Trumpcare bill that do nothing to alter the bill’s fundamental problems. Make no mistake: this bill and the bill already passed by the House will have a devastating impact on people’s lives.”
“We need fair trade that works for citizens and the environment! We are fighting to make NAFTA the trade deal it should be: one where workers are treated fairly, the environment is treated with respect, and corporations play by our rules, not their own.”