By Steve Ahlquist on August 3, 2017
“I disagree with with my opponent [Warren] a lot more than I disagree with the president,” said Diehl.
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By Bob Plain on April 13, 2016
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is one of Congress’ sharpest critics of the fossil fuel industry when he’s in Washington D.C. When the fossil fuel industry comes to Rhode Island, on the other hand, Rhode Island’s junior senator is less sanctimonious on the subject. He’s not taking a position on a methane power plant proposal for Burrillville […]
By RI Future on January 29, 2016
The Wingmen tackle abortion, and it doesn’t go well for John Brien.
By RI Future on January 9, 2016
Bob Plain talks presidential politics on Wingmen.
By Bob Plain on November 7, 2015
My kudos on A Lively Experiment this weekend went to the Providence Journal for its great Race in RI series. “I think they are doing Pulitzer grade work,” I said. We also discussed tolling truckers to fix roads and bridges, the potential for a mass officer retirement at the Providence Police Department (about which I […]
By Bob Plain on September 18, 2015
We set out to talk about the GOP debate. But Jon Brien, Bill Rappleye and I ended up discussing the angst that American’s are feeling about our political system on this week’s NBC10 Wingmen episode. I contend that at least some of that angst is the result of talking heads, operatives, politicians and – yes, […]
By Bob Plain on June 29, 2015
Don’t be thrown off because Jon Brien and I start out with bickering over where the Pawtucket Red Sox should play ball, we actually end up having a pretty decent debate about charter schools – though we didn’t really touch on the real issue, which is how do we fund them. News, Weather and Classifieds […]
By Steve Ahlquist on November 10, 2014
Mayor Elorza needs to be reminded that campaign promises are obligations to make a good faith effort towards delivering on his rhetoric. In large part, Elorza won his campaign because a majority of Providence citizens saw him as “better than Cianci.” That’s a low bar, and one would hope that Elorza aims a lot higher than than.
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By Bob Plain on March 15, 2014
Every time Justin Katz and I tape a Wingmen segment, we find new ways to disagree. But we also find these not-inconsequential areas of agreement too. This week we debated whether Obamacare is working (guess who suggested this topic!) and Katz articulates well where we agree on health care policy: “What government is there to […]
By Bob Plain on January 13, 2014
Justin Katz and I square off over legalizing marijuana on the most recent installment of the 10 News Conference Wingmen Segment. I think it should be legal because it would raise new revenue and create new jobs. I still don’t quite get why Justin Katz doesn’t support this. But you can watch the reasons he […]
By Bob Plain on November 24, 2013
Is Rhode Island’s entire economy struggling? Or is the hurt pretty well contained in our urban areas? Are the people living in the affluent suburbs suffering under the strain of high taxes or is it the working class city folk who can’t afford to fund their communities? On NBC 10 Wingmen last week, Bill Rappleye, […]