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Easy Ed strikes again

It’s always easy for Ed. That’s “Easy Ed” Achorn, the Other Paper’s deputy editorial pages editor who is the equivalent of a right-wing P&J.
More propaganda from Achorn. Plus, legislative musings and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 13, 2009

Equal rites?

New England has made a pretty good case, in recent years, for America's capital of queer. 
Why has Rhode Island lagged behind the rest of New England on same-sex marriage legislation?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 10, 2009

Backers of ‘compassion centers’ come up short

If proponents thought that the state’s approval of medical marijuana two years ago signaled broad support for legal distribution of the drug, the General Assembly’s defeat of legis-lation to create “compassion centers” shows otherwise.
Medical Marijuana
By A.J. PACITTI AND IAN DONNIS  |  June 25, 2008

Advocates push for a legal source in RI

Medical marijuana proponents plan to seek General Assembly support this session to create an establishment, known as the Compassion Center.
Medical Marijuana
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 20, 2008

Who’s afraid of medical marijuana?

Two hits of marijuana in the morning, and two in the evening before he goes to sleep.
Opponents’ fears go unrealized with the impementation of rhode island’s law
By TE-PING CHEN  |  May 02, 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?
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  October 18, 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

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
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 23, 2006