“One reason I think its problematic is that once you start taking money from someone who has a stake in the game, you have an incentive to spin your findings to make who’s paying you happy,” says journalist Neil deMause.
As a millennial trying to make a difference and get involved in Rhode Island, it can be a difficult task to break from peer expectations; to stay in on the weekends, to choose more satisfying pursuits than the easily-accessed and ever-alluring hedonistic lifestyle glorified in popular media. But if one begins to assess the opportunity […]
Americans lag way behind the rest of the world in political thinking, but it may not be entirely our fault. We have a corporate media that merely acts as a mouthpiece for the official government line and champions the cause of corporatism in this country, so Americans never really get to hear or see what […]
Sanders is no radical, his brand of democratic socialism is in the northern European “strong social safety net” tradition, but that doesn’t mean Sanders isn’t the real deal. Eli, a Vermont native, knows Sanders to be a fierce independent and principled politician, a true rarity.
The editorial staff of the Providence Journal claim to be “sympathetic” to the struggles of tipped employees and their families, yet they offer no solution for this subordinated “server” class of Rhode Island workers. They also fail to quote or offer any opinion from an actual waitress or waiter. The May 17 article pretends to […]
“I wasn’t in town for the tour [with Skeffington],” said Smith College sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, “I was in town for a lecture at Brown [University] that I was committed to for many months. Skeffington and I spent about 30 minutes together total. We shared no meals or drinks. I had never met him before. I requested a tour after multiple requests from RI media to comment on [the] stadium.”
Recently the Providence Journal published a piece panning the proposed legislation to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees, over time, to reflect the standard minimum wage for non gratuity-based wage earners. Perhaps informing the public is no longer the point? These days, readers and residents can easily see through the truth-bending, mean-spirited talking points […]
Narragansett, RI – The The Clean Dozen gathered as part of the international event remembering the BP oil disaster on Saturday. The rally at the town beach is a part of the build up to the ENVIRONMENT IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS RALLY on June 10 at the RI State House from 5-7pm. Watch this video of […]
Up until July 2014, there was a system in place in determining federal and even some state prison sentences based on data analysis. Simply put, the courts would factor in an individual’s ethnicity, education, socioeconomic background, and even family’s criminal history. Predictably, this caused non-violent offenders to receive severely harsh prison sentences based on their […]
Jim Skeffington, longtime Rhode Island power broker and new owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox who pushed hard to move the team to downtown Providence, passed away this weekend. No one yet knows what this means for the controversial project, but I’m sure I speak for many in wishing his family and friends comfort in […]
The arguments against the death penalty are clear and compelling, and I am not going to restate them here. Instead, I am going to attempt to show that the death penalty phase process, that is, the way in which we determine whether or not someone like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is to be put to death, weaponizes […]
Remember when you were a teen And couldn’t wait to make the scene Behind the wheel of your own car Driving made you a superstar But freedom on the open road Was cut short as the traffic slowed “A sign of progress” experts said Congestion means full steam ahead Remember your first airline seat Runway […]
Governor Gina Raimondo would like to expand the Commerce Corporation and shrink Medicaid. Perhaps only in Rhode Island is such a political actor also a Democrat. To her credit, she also seems committed to raising the minimum wage and increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit. But she’s not really using any of her enormous political […]
SEIU 1199, representing about 4,000 health care workers in RI, held a press conference to announce a series of initiatives “to improve the way the state invests in Medicaid-funded programs in long-term care and create a pathway to living wages for caregivers.” The press conference was part of a “Day of Action” at the State […]
All the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race use identical boats, they sail over the same waters, and they bounce over the same waves. However, there is something very different with one team in this year’s 38,739 nautical mile race. Team SCA is the only all-women team in the otherwise male-dominated around-the-world sailboat race currently […]