As the Senate takes up the Buffett Rule on Monday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and reportedly Sen. Jack Reed too, will be rallying for his bill today. Whitehouse, who is sponsoring the high-profile legislation that would ensure millionaires pay at least 30 percent tax on their income, will meet activists, union members and other Rhode Islanders at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328 Union Hall today at 10 a.m.
Jessica Ahlquist, the hero of the Cranston school prayer banner controversy, proves the old truism that no good deed goes unpunished.
Outgoing Brown President Ruth Simmons finally lets us know what she really thinks about Providence and its fiscal problems.
In his popular Friday feature, Dan McGowan teases Anthony Gemma using our story about his fabricated Facebook friends writing, “The only question about Sunday’s “major announcement” is whether Gemma’s Facebook friends in Switzerland, Australia and Zimbabwe will be able to view a live stream somewhere on the Internet.”
McGowan also put Bob Flanders on his “whose not hot” list, writing, “The decision to make Judge Flanders a featured speaker at Operation Clean Government’s candidate school later this month is questionable at best. Someone who promotes municipal bankruptcy (and makes a hefty sum doing so) probably shouldn’t be the role model for aspiring political candidates. That is, unless there is a course called, ‘How to destroy a city and get rich at the same time.'”
A study shows that folks from neighboring Mass. spend more at Rhode Island slot parlors than we do. That ought to change when Massachusetts opens up some casinos…
We all know about Mitt Romney’s flip-flop on universal health care, here’s more on his flip-flop on the Second Amendment.
Madeline Albright, the nation’s first ever female secretary of state, will give the commencement speech at Roger Williams University next week.
Eight companies so far have severed ties to ALEC, the business-backed group that authors right-wing model legislation to state legislators, for its role in writing the law that almost let the killer of Trayvon Martin go uncharged.
Congrats to Thomas Kutcher, Save the Bay’s new Baykeeper.
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