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Dwight D. Eisenhower
This year’s follies highlight the biggest problem in Rhode Island politics: amateurism
About halfway through Democrat Anthony Gemma's ridiculous Congressional campaign, I began to wonder if it was all an elaborate piece of performance art.
State House blunders
| December 21, 2012
Collins on the outside looking in; A couple of history lessons
This week, WPRI-TV followed through on its boneheaded decision to exclude independent Congressional candidate Abel Collins from a debate featuring Congressman James Langevin and Republican challenger Michael "Who he?" Riley.
Fiasco at WPRI
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 12, 2012
Langevin Signs on to Anti-Piracy Alternative
Congressman James Langevin has signed on to an alternative to the controversial Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation in the House of Representatives.Langevin is now...
| January 19, 2012
Political Punditry: 2022 Edition
Hanging over the Congressional redistricting clash that has dominated the news in recent days is this political reality (and I'm not the first to note...
| December 14, 2011
Cicilline's Latino Support
The parade of witnesses at the state redistricting commission's meetings grew predictable after awhile: a state representative complaining about gerrymandering here, a good-government type arguing...
| December 13, 2011
Langevin, Cicilline at War Over Redistricting
Congressman James Langevin's office is sharply criticizing Congressman David Cicilline tonight after the release of a new redistricting map that would shift large swaths of...
| December 12, 2011
UPDATE: Langevin's Keynote
UPDATE: I checked in with Langevin's spokesman Jonathan Dworkin to get the Congressman's view on the political prospects of a recently promulgated House GOP package...
| October 26, 2011
Langevin Cybersecurity Speech
Congressman James Langevin, who has made cybersecurity his signature issue, will deliver the keynote speech this morning at a cybersecurity panel at the Brookings Institution...
| October 26, 2011
Pelosi Due in RI for March Fundraiser
Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline will host a March 4 fundraiser in Rhode Island for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. House Minority Leader Nancy...
| October 21, 2011
Langevin Backs DOMA Repeal
Congressman James Langevin, who had long supported civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, made a bit of a splash in May when he went a...
| August 30, 2011
The political set's focus, in recent days, has been on Sheldon Whitehouse's fundraising totals and those of Congressman David Cicilline and his would-be opponents. But don't...
| July 15, 2011
Langevin on DOD's New Cybersecurity Plans
The US Department of Defense released the beginnings of a new cybersecurity policy yesterday. The aim, as Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said,...
| July 15, 2011
RI's Cyber Team
Congressman James Langevin, the most prominent Democratic voice in the House of Representatives on cybersecurity, has lately complained that Speaker of the House John Boehner...
| July 11, 2011
Langevin Cybersecurity Amendment Defeated
Congressman James Langevin's cybersecurity amendment, which passed the House last year, was defeated today. From the Congressman's office: While recognizing the importance of moving forward...
| May 26, 2011
Cybersecurity in an Election Year
I've got a piece in the Phoenix today on the momentum surrounding cybersecurity legislation, designed to stave off attacks on critical US infrastructure and bite...
| May 26, 2011
The Cybersecurity Moment?
I have a piece in the forthcoming edition of the Phoenix on cybersecurity. But first, a little preview here - and some thoughts that didn't...
| May 25, 2011
The stunning demise of gay marriage
This was supposed to be the year.
Two questions for advocates: What happened? What next?
| May 06, 2011
Langevin Sees Cybersecurity Hope in Panetta
Congressman James Langevin, who has made cybersecurity a signature issue, sees hope for an improved federal vigilance with President Obama's nomination of CIA chief Leon...
| April 29, 2011
Langevin's Cybersecurity Confab Kicks Off
Representative James Langevin has attracted a few big names for a cybersecurity conference at the University of Rhode Island that starts at 10 a.m. this...
| April 11, 2011
The Cybersecurity Push
I noted in this space yesterday that Congressman Jim Langevin, who has long pushed for an upgrade to the nation's porous cyber defenses, has once...
| March 18, 2011
Langevin Makes Another Go at Cybersecurity
Congressman Jim Langevin, who has made cybersecurity a signature issue, is making another go at reform. From DC publication The Hill:Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) unveiled...
| March 17, 2011
How Dependent is the RI Delegation on Defense Industry Contributions?
The alleged $10 million kickback scandal involving a Rhode Island-based Navy official and defense contractor Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow (ASFT) has focused attention on campaign contributions offered up...
| February 14, 2011
Cybersecurity's HR Problem
Congressman James Langevin visits three Rhode Island high schools this morning to highlight the High School Cyber Challenge, aimed at boosting the nation's skills in...
| December 20, 2010
The 2011 political forecast
The great wave election of 2010 did little to reshape Rhode Island's Congressional delegation. Neither of the state's senators faced re-election and Democrats held onto both House seats, with Congressman-elect David Cicilline replacing the retiring Patr
Getting Back To Business
| December 17, 2010
In the Phoenix: TFA and the Delegation
A new issue of the Phoenix hits the stands today. And I've got pieces on Teach for America, the controversial program that recruits top-tier college...
| December 16, 2010
Media coverage of the Republican filibuster of a major defense bill last week focused on the high-profile spat over repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell"...
| December 15, 2010
Why Lincoln Chafee deserves your vote
Many Rhode Islanders are still undecided about the governor's race. Until this week, the Phoenix , too, was torn.
A man of expansive yet commonsensical vision, with a rare political courage
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 29, 2010
11 Big ideas for Rhode Island
Rhode Island has problems. We all know it. Unemployment, political corruption, the Providence College basketball team.
Great notions to make things better in tough times: internpreneurships, dance parties, and Netflix for underwear
| October 01, 2010
David Cicilline for Congress
All elections are important, of course. But Rhode Island voters have a rare opportunity this fall to remake the state’s political hierarchy in sweeping fashion.
Plus, Taveras for mayor of Providence, and Fernandez for attorney general
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| September 10, 2010
In Today's Phoenix - Cyberwar!
I've got a piece in today's Phoenix on the daunting challenge of cybersecurity. Experts say our power grid, financial systems, and telecommunications are vulnerable to...
| September 02, 2010
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