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Rhode Island voters, for all their supposed insularity, are an increasingly progressive bunch.
In a purportedly liberal state, the Rhode Island General Assembly has a stubbornly conservative bent. But can progressive politics make a dent in 2010?
| August 14, 2009
Affordable housing effort targets $30-60k bracket
The Armory Revival Company may not be the first developer that comes to mind when affordable housing is mentioned.
| December 12, 2007
Cleve Jones told a fascinating tale about how the assassination of Harvey Milk led him to become a prominent bridge-builder between the LGBT community and the labor movement.
Cleve Jones offers a model of labor-LGBT solidarity
| November 07, 2007
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
Pushing to replace Bush
On an overcast night in early June, nearly 100 of US Senator Barack Obama’s local supporters crowded into the Peerless Lofts in downtown Providence.
Rhode Islanders are getting busy while supporting their favorite democrats
| July 11, 2007
In this, the tenth annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
The best people, and the best organizations
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 18, 2007
Community rallies against closing of Boys and Girls Club
In October 2004, 17-year-old William Lamont Thomas highlighted the launching of a GTECH-sponsored computer lab at the South Side Boys & Girls Club.
| February 21, 2007
Rhode Island in ’06: same as it ever was
Imagine a year when the Narragansett Indians were energetically pitching a casino, cynical Rhode Islanders had plenty of reason to reinforce their jaundiced views, and state house Democrats maintained the upper hand over hapless Republican opponents with
Democrats on top, a casino quest, and a dose of corruption
| December 20, 2006
Does Biden have the right stuff for 2008?
While the 2006 mid-term elections are over, the war in Iraq still rages.
| December 06, 2006
Déjà vu all over again for RI GOP
Lincoln Chafee should be the next head of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
Carcieri faces failure in having fostered a real two-party system
| November 15, 2006
A progressive guide to ballot questions
In December 2001, the Reverend Duane Clinker and three other ministers were arrested at the State House while protesting growing homelessness and cuts to funding for affordable housing.
Voters can back affordable housing and voting for Freed Felons
| October 25, 2006
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
The latinos take it to the next level
The latest US Census data — showing a growing number of immigrants living in the US, including many from Mexico — won’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Rhode Island politics.
More candidates, more challenges, and the quest for clout
| August 29, 2006
In 2002, it was no mere coincidence that David N. Cicilline’s Providence mayoral campaign placed its campaign headquarters on Elmwood Avenue, in the heart of the capital city’s Latino community.
Providence remains the political base for RI’s Latinos
| August 17, 2006
Mollis seeks opinion on fundraising letter sent to town employees
North Providence Mayor A. Ralph Mollis has asked for a legal opinion on whether it was acceptable for his chief of staff, who also co-manages his campaign, to send a fundraising letter to municipal employees who have given him previous campaign donations
| June 27, 2006
Democrat bloggers tout a people-powered movement
Even with the mainstreaming of political blogs — which have become a campaign staple in this election year — Markos Zuniga believes they “never will reach anyone who’s not a hardcore political junkie.”
| May 24, 2006
It was just one more in a steady stream of campaign stops, efforts that might land Sheldon Whitehouse six months from now in the most exclusive club in the nation.
The Democrat has the best shot in years to claim ‘the Chafee seat’ from the GOP
| May 03, 2006
A progressive Providence Dem targets the state Senate
With state Senator Frank Caprio waging an early, highly visible, and thus-far uncontested campaign for state treasurer, Craig O’Connor, a progressive Providence Democrat making his first electoral run, has built a strong foundation to chase the seat bein
| February 23, 2006
By all accounts, Thursday, February 9 was a red-letter day for US Senate candidate Matt Brown.
Does Brown have the staying power to go toe-to-toe with Whitehouse?
| February 23, 2006
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