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Republican candidates for governor kick off 2014 with broken promises

Republican candidates for governor kick off 2014 with broken promises

Well, that didn’t take long. Apparently, the Republican candidates for governor who promised to stay away from WPRO’s talk shows only were going to keep that pledge as long as John DePetro was off the air; making as principled a stand as they dared during the holiday season when few voters are paying attention. Now [...]

Facts are irrelevant: Rhode Island conservatives on Climate Change

Facts are irrelevant: Rhode Island conservatives on Climate Change

On any given day the editorial page of the Providence Journal is likely running a letter, commentary piece, opinion piece or editorial denying the very real facts regarding the extremely strong science underlying the scientific consensus on climate change. The consensus is clear: …the Earth’s climate system is unequivocally warming, and it is extremely likely [...]

Pope Francis: ‘I have never been a right-winger’

Pope Francis: ‘I have never been a right-winger’

In an almost direct rebuke to critics, including Rhode Island’s own Bishop Thomas Tobin, leader of the Providence Diocese, Pope Francis, in his first extensive interview since being elected to the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has said, We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive [...]

Bishop Tobin criticizes Pope Francis

Bishop Tobin criticizes Pope Francis

Bishop Tobin is taking some heat in the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) for his recent criticisms of Pope Francis. In a longish question and answer piece for Rhode Island Catholic, Tobin said, The other thing I want to say though, is that I’m a little bit disappointed in Pope Francis that he hasn’t, at least [...]

GOP helps RI make marriage equality history

GOP helps RI make marriage equality history

Congrats, Lil’ Rhodey! Remaining true to the uniqueness of this state that I have found so endearing, Rhode Island made history BEFORE voting on same-sex marriage. The Rhode Island Senate Republican caucus announced its support for a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first legislative caucus in the nation to unanimously back marriage [...]

Voters Reject Libertarian Lie of Self-Made Millionaire

Voters Reject Libertarian Lie of Self-Made Millionaire

The 2012 elections have been seen by many as a bold refutation on the part of voters to extreme religious conservatism: marriage equality made big strides in four states, women’s rights took a small step forward as the Senate is now comprised of 20% women and reproductive rights were supported as voters saw fit to [...]