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A More Perfect Union

People will surely debate for years to come whether President Barack Obama's self-described "evolution" on universal, legal, same-sex marriage caused, or simply reflected, a turning point on the issue in the United States.
By embracing full marriage equality, President Obama both reflected and hastened real change on many fronts
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 18, 2012
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Chafee’s number

This week, we continue with a running feature, the Gubernatorial Scorecard. Every so often, we'll rate Lincoln Chafee from 1 to 10 on both the politics and substance of his most recent maneuverings.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 29, 2011

Bus stopped?

Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 3
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 08, 2011