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Changing of the guard

We here in the Biggest Little tend to be self-deprecating to a fault.
Dubya gets a well-deserved comeuppance
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  November 08, 2006

S.O.S. in the Biggest Little

What a joyful time in the Ocean State.
The possible private takeover of Harrah’s is more bad news
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 04, 2006

Is Rhode Island still a state for sale?

As the star witness of federal prosecutors, former state senator John Celona of North Providence has sang chapter and verse about his arrogant, shameless, and corrupt dealings while having worked for an affiliate of Roger Williams Medical Center.
The shoe yet to drop is the extent of private sector responsibility
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 27, 2006

The other campaign

Yes, there will also be a gubernatorial race in Rhode Island this year.
Fogarty sets his sights on ousting Carcieri  
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 20, 2006

Champions of the status quo

Although the flameout in April of Matt Brown’s US Senate bid was the most prominent example, he’s hardly been the only Rhode Island candidate to run into a campaign finance-related hassle this year.
Protecting incumbents takes precedence over a reform that could diminish the influence of money in Rhode Island politics  
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 26, 2006

Stepping in it

You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie.
Brown shows how not to build one’s war chest
By  |  March 08, 2006