Study: Young People of Color Have Political Power

Study: Young People of Color Have Political Power

In the days since the election, there has been a renewed attention on our country’s changing demographics, given the overwhelming Obama/Democratic successes among voters of color. The increased margin of support for Democrats among Latino voters was significant enough to cause some GOP leaders to choke on their pretzels, and now it appears that a [...]

Reports of Cicilline Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of Cicilline Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

For nearly his entire first term in Congress, pollsters and pundits have questioned David Cicilline’s chances at re-election. Obscenely low approval ratings (below 20%) in February 2012 had many across Rhode Island and the country sounding the Democrat’s death knell. Along with my union, I supported his re-election — but I have to admit that secretly I held more [...]

Dr. Supply-Side, or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stimulus

Dr. Supply-Side, or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stimulus

Some people — including a Presidential front-runner and many leading Democrats in the RI General Assembly — love to insist that government spending does not create jobs, and that therefore we should continue cutting taxes for the wealthy in order to generate economic growth. The problem with the trickle-down argument, other than the fact that there [...]