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As May Day approaches, a local labor movement at a crossroads
May Day, the international workers day, is just around the corner. But organized labor, here in Rhode Island, is not in a particularly celebratory mood.
| April 27, 2012
In Chafee we trust
In a year that finds most top-tier politicians promising jobs, jobs, and more jobs, independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee is betting his political future on a different message: trust me.
But is trust enough in this volatile political season?
| October 15, 2010
The Democrats' ambitious new chairman
Last month, just a few weeks removed from his long-held post as chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, Bill Lynch walked into the party’s convention as a Congressional candidate and didn’t come close to securing the endorsement.
| July 23, 2010
Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's campaigns were always about something far larger than Rhode Island's First Congressional District, which snakes from Burrillville down through the Blackstone Valley and into Newport.
Kennedy's exit rewrites the political game book.
| February 19, 2010
What’s next for Cicilline?
Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline rode into office seven years ago as the fresh-faced anti-Buddy. Bleach for a soiled City Hall.
After a couple of tough years — and some jabs from Buddy — how bright is his political future?
| January 22, 2010
Picaresque journey: 30 years in Rhode Island
Hard though it might be to believe, some things in Rhode Island actually do change.
What we mostly want is a low-number license plate
| October 23, 2008
Can the Providence schools get it together?
As Rhode Island continues to struggle with budget deficits and economic development, the future of education is a piece of a large puzzle.
The answer will have a serious impact on the state’s economic future
| June 11, 2008
Locals push, in various ways, to end the war
Across Rhode Island, many people refuse to believe the hype that General David Petraeus’s September report to the nation actually means something.
| August 22, 2007
Rebels in the general assembly
To the displeasure of progressives around Rhode Island, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly this year passed mammoth tax cuts for the wealthiest of Rhode Islanders — the same kind of tax cuts for which national Democrats have hammered President Geor
Can progressives change the debate on the issues that matter?
| October 18, 2006
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