Ida May Fuller, of Brattleboro, Vermont, receiving the first ever social security check.

A People’s History: Jan. 31

In 1865 … the House of Representatives takes a giant step towards making the United States a nation where “all men are created equal” by ratifying what would become the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. It passed 119 to 56 and by December of the next year the state’s ratified it and slavery [...]

Happy Guy Fawkes Day. Disclaimer: RI Future does not condone and does not like violence.

Progress Report: Defining Moment in Cicilline, Doherty; Ugliest Campaigns; What EG Is Debating; Guy Fawkes Day

A defining moment of the David Cicilline v. Brendan Doherty campaign was captured by Phil Marcelo of the Providence Journal this weekend … both candidates were in a South Providence fruit store when a Cicilline “Spanish-speaking emissary,” according to Marcelo, said of Doherty, “He shouldn’t be in this neighborhood. He talks about undocumented immigrants posing [...]