By Bob Plain on April 25, 2018
Lincoln Chafee doesn’t want to be governor again after all. Instead, he wants his old Senate seat back. To get it, the Republican-turned-independent-turned Democrat will have to best in a primary Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, the incumbent Democrat who knocked him out of the Senate seat back in 2006 when Chafee was still a Republican. “I […]
By Lauren Niedel on November 7, 2017
In December 2015 I wrote an article about why I believed Debbie Wasserman Schultz was impeding democracy. At that point the focus was on the debate schedule, The Sanders’ campaign Van access denial and other issues. Fast forward to November 2017, almost 2 years later, and all over the news are additional revelations about democracy […]
By Bob Plain on November 6, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to talk about Donna Brazile’s new book. “Today we are very close to one year from last year’s election and one year from next year’s election,” said Pelosi, who was in Rhode Island for a Jamestown fundraiser on Sunday and then a stop at the Community College of […]
By Bob Plain on August 10, 2017
Congressman Jim Langevin addressed a town hall forum in Narragansett for almost two hours before talking to me about President Donald Trump’s sanity, the Russian investigation, what would happen if Bob Mueller were fired, if he’s thinking about impeachment, and if Hillary Clinton should have won. Below is the totality of our conversation. BP: I […]
By Steve Ahlquist on May 1, 2017
“Women should run because they need to hear our voices at the the table,” replied A’shanti Gholer of Emerge America, “There are 520,000 elected offices in this country, women constitute less than a third of them. We want to make sure all voices are heard so women can see what we can do when we’re elected in a community to fix it.”
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By Lauren Niedel on February 23, 2017
Trump and his administration started his reign with an onslaught of unbelievable breaches of security, endless spending and unscrupulous abuses of power that is unprecedented in modern times.
By Christopher Joseph on January 30, 2017
You don’t have to choose one kind of protest or the other–you can participate in any or all with whichever methods you see fit and whatever tactics suit your beliefs. However, you should respect and support fellow anti-Trump protestors for the sake of building strong alliances and finding common ground to rely on in the future.
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By Steve Ahlquist on January 29, 2017
One thing became very clear, very quickly: People wanted Whitehouse to actively push back against Trump, and they do not expect compromise or any more “Yes” votes on Trump’s cabinet picks.
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By Lauren Niedel on December 30, 2016
These are the times that try the souls of men, women, minorities, LGBTQ, environmentalists, Jewish, Atheist, Muslim and Native American souls. Thomas Paine, if you hear me, on behalf of all of the sane Americans out here, I apologize! I know you are turning in your grave right now.
By Steve Ahlquist on December 19, 2016
In Rhode Island, all four electors, Clay Pell, Frank Montanaro, Susan Weiner and Grace Diaz, are pledged to Hillary Clinton, but none of those protesting outside seemed to think that meant they could stay inside where it was warm.
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By transportprovidence on November 13, 2016
Friends, countrymen, Jonathan Jacobs says he comes not to praise Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, but to mourn it. With due respect to Jacobs (who is an honorable man) I think his high school English teacher did a poor job of teaching him the deep manipulation that Marc Anthony was enacting on his audience when he uttered […]
By Steve Ahlquist on November 11, 2016
“As the mayor of Providence, I commit to doubling down on my efforts to advance a society that is inclusive, compassionate, and forward-thinking. I take this responsibility seriously and will address the challenges we face head-on and hope that I can count on our City and the entire State of Rhode Island to do the same.”
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By Bob Plain on November 9, 2016
Rhode Island certainly isn’t Trump Country, but contrary to popular belief it doesn’t appear to be Clinton Country either. While Donald Trump shocked the world by pulling off an upset for the ages against Hillary Clinton last night, he lost badly here in Rhode Island taking only 40 percent of the vote compared to Clinton’s […]
By Michael Kennedy on October 10, 2016
Professor Michael D. Kennedy asks, “When Trump loses, do you think his supporters will retreat to their private resentments for the erosion of white privilege in America?”
By Steve Ahlquist on October 6, 2016
46 percent of Catholic likely voters support Clinton, while 40 percent support Trump.
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By John McDaid on September 18, 2016
A full roster of elected officials and almost 200 people packed the Rhode Island Democratic headquarters in Warwick Saturday morning to kick off a statewide effort to support presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The storefront office was standing room only as the governor and our congressional delegation energized attendees with their perspectives on the race and […]
By Barry Schiller on August 15, 2016
A recent RIF post got us into a “lesser evil” discussion about Hillary Clinton. While I disagree with her about a few issues, that doesn’t make her “evil.” Its bad enough the right-wing attack machine has smeared Clinton for so long, calling her “crooked” even though determined, relentless investigations going back to Whitewater, Vince Foster, […]
By transportprovidence on August 12, 2016
#NeverHillary is a bit too flippant to me. The point of an election is to pressure a candidate, and get results. We have gotten some movement in the right direction, thanks to Bernie Sanders. Still, for many voters, there are still significant reasons not to want to cast a vote for Hillary Clinton. Instead of […]
By Samuel G. Howard on August 9, 2016
Because I grew up in Rhode Island, am below the age of 30, and am a liberal, a lot of my friends this election season have abandoned following Bernie Sanders into the Democratic Party (however briefly) and instead pledged their support to Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for President. This strikes me as poorly […]
By John McDaid on July 29, 2016
“To all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause. Our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion. That is the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for America.”