Go ProJo! The newspaper’s editorial board makes a great point this morning in advocating for passage of two bonds that would clean up local drinking water and Narragansett Bay. “Rhode Island’s environment — beautiful in much of the state — is one of its great comparative economic and social advantages, and plays a key role in maintaining the public’s health.”
Their editorial comes the morning after Save The Bay and the Rhode Island Shellfishermen’s Association held a joint press event to talk about the importance of Narragansett Bay to the state and its economy.
Progressives ask Chafee to repeal voter ID law … about time.
Ian Donnis points out that not one Rhode Island Republican running for Congress has ever held elected office before.
Obama fans: If the media is scaring you into thinking that the presidential campaign is all of a sudden a horse race, keep in mind that the electoral math still strongly favors the incumbent. Watch this short video to see how much easier the path to victory is for Obama than Romney.
Speaking of presidential politics, don’t forget that Green Party candidate Jill Stein will be in Providence today at 4pm.
David Cicilline needs to court suburban voters, says Ed Fitzpatrick.
Patrick Laverty, who spends a lot of time on Twitter trying to refute progressive logic, blogged something on Anchor Rising he clearly wasn’t entirely comfortable with: “When I’m on the same side of an issue as Bob Plain and opposite from WPRO’s Matt Allen, it really makes me wonder if I’ve been replaced by aliens or something.” Allen, for some strange reason, doesn’t think third-party candidates should be invited to debates.
Today in 1975, Saturday Night Live debuts. Progressive comedian George Carlin hosted.
If you haven’t seen SNL’s take on the first POTUS debate, it’s pretty funny and well-worth a watch: