By Michael Kennedy on October 30, 2018
That Kavanaugh victory party feels like it was so long ago. The GOP sounds nervous again. The mid-term elections are a referendum on Trump, so Trump declares. If the Trump-sympathetic doesn’t judge their well-being in stock market performances, it’s going to be hard to say they are better off now than 2 years ago. Hell, […]
By Ethan Gyles on October 23, 2017
State Representative Aaron Regunberg is expected to announce his intention to run for Lieutenant Governor tomorrow. That’s an important development for progressives and all of those who seek a change in the status quo in state government…
Posted in Elections, Featured, Opinion, Politics, State House | Tagged aaron regunberg, Camp Street, Democrats, Dominick Ruggerio, donald trump, General Assembly, Hope Street, House District 4, Jeanine Calkin, Joseph Delorenzo, National Rifle Association, Nicholas Mattiello, NRA, Rhode Island Right to Life, Smith Hill | 2 Responses
By Moira Walsh on September 11, 2017
Senate President Ruggiero’s leadership and humility have given us, members of the the General Assembly, the opportunity to keep the promises we made to Rhode Islanders.
Posted in Featured, News, Opinion, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Dominick Ruggerio, Fair Shot Agenda, justice reinvestment, Nicholas Mattiello, Rhode Island General Assembly, Rhode Island House of Representatives, Rhode Island Senate | Leave a response
By Representative Lauren H Carson on September 8, 2017
Rhode Island must be more proactive in planning for flooding and sea rise. The devastating toll of human loss and suffering in Texas must remind us of the high stakes involved.
By Randall Rose on July 25, 2017
“It seems to me that Trump is setting things up so that, if the Obamacare repeal bill fails today, he will immediately take serious steps to undermine the investigation, such as by firing Sessions.
By Capri Catanzaro on July 12, 2017
RIPDA [Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America] knows that Speaker Mattiello will never resign, but we repeat our call for him to do so nonetheless.
Posted in Featured, Opinion, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Dominick Ruggerio, Nicholas Mattiello, Rhode Island Constitution, Rhode Island General Laws, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America, RIPDA | 1 Response
By Jossie Canalda on July 7, 2017
I have a disability. While growing up I didn’t think I was different from those around me and luckily my friends and family never made me feel like I was unwanted or ‘different’. Over the years, however, when strangers found out I had Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) they tried to shun or isolate me from activities […]
By John Pacheco on June 21, 2017
“We knew we would never be able to battle this power plant without additional funding and we also knew despite our best efforts, the power plant could still be forced on us. The tax agreement Is to protect the interests of the Town, and since it provides for upfront money with no strings attached, we are using that money to oppose the plant.”
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Opinion, Rhode Island, State House, Water | Tagged Audubon Society, Blackstone River Watershed Council, Burrillville Town Council, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Environment Council of Rhode Island, General Assembly, hode Islanders for Affordable Energy, Invenergy, Keep Rhode Island Beautiful, Save The Bay | Leave a response
By Rachel Simon on May 17, 2017
Less than a week ago, allegations against Ben Hopkins, the singer of formerly-upcoming queer punk band PWR BTTM, surfaced on social media. The story spread on social media for a few days, before being picked up by increasingly prominent media outlets. Stories by NPR and Billboard brought the issue to national attention. The allegations against […]
Providence City Council incentivizing the continued use and expansion of fossil fuels with Dominion tax deal
By Steve Ahlquist on April 21, 2017
Giving a $4 million tax break to a fossil fuel company is the opposite of what we should be doing if we are seriously trying to avoid the worst excesses of global warming.
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Opinion, Providence, Taxes | Tagged Collier Park, Dominion, John Iggliozzi, Lawrence Mancini, Lisa Fries, Manchester Street Power Station, projo, Providence City Council Finance Committee | 2 Responses
By William Deware on March 11, 2017
Moira Walsh has no fear. When we speak of progressives and how we wish they would legislate and govern, Walsh is a perfect example.
By Christopher Joseph on March 11, 2017
When I first started writing for RI Future about volunteering for the Bernie Sanders campaign about a year ago, I noted how great it felt to be voting for a candidate and not against one, and how exciting it was to organize in favor of a better future, not just against a political adversary. For most […]
By Michael Kennedy on March 8, 2017
Some 2,000 people from Providence, Rhode Island & environs assembled in the same place the #WomensMarch gathered 8 days previous to denounce Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, effectively known in this community, and across the US and the world, as the #MuslimBan. The assembly reflected so many layers of cultural politics, love and solidarity […]
By Michael Kennedy on March 2, 2017
Nationalism has many bad connotations, but at its root it is commonplace. Its ideology is simple: every nation deserves its own state, which, in turn, enables that nation to fulfill its destiny while building on its history. Before it became punny, Craig Calhoun called nationalism the trump card of identities and ideologies. Trump articulated that […]
By Rep. Edith H. Ajello and Sen. Gayle L. Goldin on March 1, 2017
Our bills will ensure abortion remains safe and legal in Rhode Island by codifying the central tenet of Roe v. Wade: that the State shall not interfere with a woman’s right to prevent, commence, continue or terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Opinion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged donald trump, Edie Aiello, gayle goldin, Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017, Rhode Island Department of Health, Roe. v. Wade, Supreme Court | 2 Responses
By Lauren Niedel on February 23, 2017
Trump and his administration started his reign with an onslaught of unbelievable breaches of security, endless spending and unscrupulous abuses of power that is unprecedented in modern times.
By Michael Kennedy on February 21, 2017
Not all contradictions accompanying President Trump’s governance magnify the legitimation crisis increasingly apparent. Some merely reinforce the cultural conflicts that were apparent during the election itself, but others threaten the bedrock of his legitimacy. In particular, the crisis around Russia may erode the last vestiges of cultural authority buttressing his legal or institutional authority. Nevertheless, […]
By Steve Ahlquist on January 26, 2017
Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as director of the CIA.
Mike Pompeo supports torture.
Posted in Featured, Opinion | Tagged Amnesty USA, Army Field Manual, Barack Obama, Central Intelligence Agency, Charlie Savage, cia, donald trump, jack reed, Margaret Huang, New York Times, Sheldon Whitehouse, torture | Leave a response
By Nick Inglis on January 21, 2017
When Barack Obama ran for the presidency, we embraced the promise of hope. It is this hope that will endure beyond the presidency of Barack Obama – not in his successor – but in our youth. In spite of, and in the face of the coming presidency of Donald Trump who will be inaugurated today […]
By Nick Inglis on January 20, 2017
After a discussion with Rep. McEntee after my previous post (and I applaud her for taking the time to discuss this Bill further), I retract my initial concern with H5098 but call to attention a parallel issue – the section of the language that I view as troubling in this bill is actually already codified into […]
Posted in Featured, Opinion, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Aaron Ley, ARPA, FOIA, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Information Act, Government Transparency, H5098, House Judiciary, public records | Leave a response