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Lincoln Chaffee

How The Candidates Measured Up: Grading the Democratic Debate | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices

The wait is finally over and the roller coaster ride has begun! The first Democratic presidential debate has taken place and before they dismantle the stage and remove the podium, here's how graded the five candidates on the pressing issues they were questioned on.

The Democratic Debate from the Trenches

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

If you ask people whose paychecks depend upon media organizations, you'll hear how Hillary won. If you ask Americans who won, they're likely to say that Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley gave us the most inspiring answers.

The Democratic Debate: A Climate Change Report Card

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Andrew Winston

Here's my unscientific scoring on how everyone handled climate, with a combination of urgency, sense of scale of the challenge, and specifics on how to fight it.

Hillary, Bernie and the Boys: Four Things to Watch for at the Democratic Debate

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

There is remarkable intellectual conformity among Republicans. Dems would do well to focus on ideas and their policy differences. It will allow the minor candidates to stand out and it will strengthen the eventual nominee. This is a perfect place to unveil something new and interesting, if there is such a thing.

The Debate the Democrats Should Be Having on Defense

William Hartung | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

Hopefully Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate will cast a spotlight on the differences among the candidates and delve into substantive issues that have not been adequately addressed in the campaign to date.

John Celock

RI Pension Bill Passes Key Hurdle | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

The bill to reform Rhode Island's public employee pension system passed two legislative committees Thursday night, setting the scene for the full legi...

Accuracy Of Rhode Island Treasurer's Pension Math Challenged

East Providence Patch | Patrick Luce | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

The head of the Rhode Island firefighters' union accused General Treasurer Gina Raimondo of "cooking the books," lying to the General Assembly in an a...

"No Comment" from McCain on Bush's Evisceration of Endangered Species Act

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

While environmentalists and the public at large have been almost singularly focused on energy issues when it comes to the environment and the presiden...