Rhode Island

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 [...]

38 Studios bonds: Don’t default and don’t repay

38 Studios bonds: Don’t default and don’t repay

In my last post I insisted that Rhode Island needed to keep its word and not default on the 38 Studios bonds. I know more now, and my conclusion has changed. After much discussion with Randall Rose of Occupy Providence, who educated me quite a bit, and Sam Bell of RIPDA, I looked into the [...]

The Morning After

The Morning After

It seems fitting that the Providence Journal editorialized in support of making Plan B, the emergency contraceptive drug, over the counter the very morning after Rhode Island’s annual abortion restriction hearing in the State House.  Over sixty supporters came out in waves of pink to support the work of the RI Coalition for Reproductive Justice and [...]