Matt Taibbi has a comprehensive takedown on of how Wall Street has combined with irresponsible state politicians to steal public workers’ pensions. It’s the latest iteration of the Wall St
Doing a bit of travel writing on my month in Mexico for RI Future. Put up my first entry today on the Tlatelolco Massacre of 1968 and the perils of the 1-party state, both in Mexico and Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Senate has passed a marriage equality bill by a 26-12 vote. Governor Lincoln Chaffee has already come out in support of it. After a long battle played out within the bizarre entity kn
Rhode Island and Oregon are two of the most reliable states for Democrats each election cycle. If anything, Rhode Island is even more a sure thing than Oregon. But the reality of public policy in the
Rhode Island seems like it would be the nation’s bluest state. While an former Republican holds the governor’s office, Democrats dominate the legislature by a 6-1 margin. But it doesn̵
The most depressing local story in my time in Rhode Island is the state government move to slash pension for state workers. A bipartisan effort, led by Governor Lincoln Chaffee but with significant he
Sarah Jaffe has an excellent if depressing piece about the recent spike in consumer debt: So why the jump in buying on credit, if people still don’t have money to spend? Carlos X. Alexandre at S
Today is Victory Day, a Rhode Island state holiday. The only state to celebrate the day, it commemorates the victory over Japan in World War II. It is a state holiday only, meaning that the university