Some 300 people participated in a May Day march in Providence yesterday, according to the Projo. International Workers’ Day was supposed to serve as the spring reawakening for the Occupy movement: In Oakland, police clashed violently with protesters. In Chicago, some 2,000 people rallied against corporate greed. And in New York, the birthplace of the Occupy movement, the rally reportedly spilled over into Fifth Avenue.
Fewer than 300 people have signed up for the Providence Journal’s e-edition, the product that was supposed to help the august newspaper offset the loss of revenue from its print product. Please, Projo, for the good of Rhode Island, please figure out a viable digital strategy. I say this not as a media critique but as someone who has cherished your journalism since I was a young boy.
The state will get some $6 million more from Obamacare, said Kathleen Sebelius yesterday.
Sure, yesterday was a great news cycle for the Capital City … but then steps in the Wall Street Journal to rain on the parade, reporting that investors are still weary of investing in Providence.
Mitt Romney’s openly gay foreign policy spokesperson resigned saying, “my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign.” In other words, Republicans didn’t like him because he’s gay.
If it surprises or scares you that organized religion is hemorrhaging members here in the Ocean State, see you today at the rally for the cross in Woonsocket.