Author Archives: Samuel Gifford Howard
The RI Freedom Center’s Justin Katz uses bad math to attempt to show we shouldn’t look at racial and ethnic differences when it comes to COVID-19.
A look at the flag of Foster, the town that was born in a sort-of-gerrymander in the midst of revolution, and then named after a living person.
Every Friday until November, I’ll be doing a deep dive into the flags (and accompanying civic symbols) of cities and towns in Rhode Island. The purpose of this exercise is to both shine a light on already-existing symbols and to offer ideas for improving municipal flags. This week on Friday Flagging, it’s the northwest of […]
Tuesday morning, we got to wake up to this: The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, the state’s premier advocacy organization for liberty, denounces in the strongest permissible terms the totalitarian nature of the piece of art that Governor Raimondo chose to put forth as “hope” for the Ocean State’s struggles against the Covid-19 pandemic. There […]
East Providence: Rhode Island’s alpha and omega, the city that stands astride two states.
Anchors and hourglasses galore as Friday Flagging goes to the seat of Kent County.
Cumberland builds deep, resonant meaning into a relatively simple design.
Cranston is Rhode Island’s second largest city (according to Census Bureau estimates). Like a lot of West Bay municipalities, Cranston’s eastern portion is more densely populated than its western portion. Geographically, the city is bound by the Pocasset River and Route 14 on its north, a line from Route 14 down Seven Mile Road on […]
What is up with that elephant?
This Friday, we look at Charlestown, and see what’s possible when you break from outdated symbols.