The General Assembly has a lot of uncontested seats, and more than a few missed chances for both parties.
The electoral incentives for the Rhode Island House’s leadership doesn’t match those faced by their caucuses.
Progressives are moving forward, despite a few losses.
Earlier in the summer, RI Future’s Will Weatherly wrote an article entitled “Stage set for progressives to take over Rhode Island” that’s stuck in my mind. I’m unsure if Weatherly or RI Future owner/editor Bob Plain wrote the headline (Bob usually rewrote mine). Meanwhile, the Republican-led far-right Gaspee Project has been painting this as though progressives […]
In the wake of two sets of interviews by Dan McGowan with potential city council candidates, I noticed that Dan raised the idea of at-large council seats. I don’t particularly love it, I think at best the at-large councilor would be a persuadable swing vote, at worst, they could plausibly argue popular support no matter how […]
I just wanted to play Battletech this week. But then everyone decided this would be a good week to make a lot of news. So let’s go through it, one by one. 1. Scott Avedisian: From Mayor to RIPTA Avedisian has confounded me of late. I’m not the only one to point this out, but […]
In 2010, General Treasurer Frank Caprio likely had then-state Representative Joe Trillo pass a message to the GOP candidate John Robitaille: drop out, so you don’t spoil things for me against Lincoln Chafee. Just over a month later, the RI GOP chairman responded, suggesting Caprio drop out in favor of Robitaille and not act as […]
If there are too many candidates running for governor, Rhode Island should nurture this diversity of choice, not attempt to restrict it.
Joe Trillo isn’t going to be the Trump of the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race.
Quite a lot of my good friends are either activists or people deeply involved in politics. A lot of them come out of a tradition of canvassing, perhaps the most important function of a political campaign. I don’t. I once went to an interview at one of the PIRGs, and on the elevator out, two […]