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A Manufactured Controversy: The Holiday Tree

On November 28, 2011 in Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln Chafee’s office issued a routine and rather perfunctory press release entitled “Governor Chafee to Host State Holiday Tree Lighting.”  The press release read, in part: Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and First Lady Stephanie Chafee will

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We Cool Now Linc?

Among the many sins to be laid at the door of George W. Bush — one I’m sure he gave absolutely no thought to whatsoever — was the de facto disenfranchisement in 2006 of thousands of Rhode Island voters who very much wanted to reelect

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Congratulations Lincoln Chafee — Governor Elect

“A politician gives the people what they want; a statesman gives the people what they need.” * Lincoln Chafee took a huge political risk announcing his plan for a 1% sales tax on some now-exempt items. Lila Sapinsley, a member of his exploratory campaign committee

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Judge Caprio’s Personal Jobs Program

I agree with independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee — Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio should resign from his position as chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors, the state board that runs the two state colleges and the University of Rhode Island (ProJo). In

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Into The Red

Governor Carcieri does not seem able to distinguish between jobs and the promise of jobs. And what does this man know about the video game industry?  Gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee however is not blinded by celebrity and asks the RIEDC to slow down before  guaranteeing

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Time For A Third, Centrist Party

Independent candidate for governor, Lincoln Chafee, had an interesting piece in The Sunday New York Times yesterday concerning Evan Bayh’s decision to leave the Senate. While empathizing with Bayh’s frustration he hints that perhaps this time of wheel-spinning partisanship might finally give birth to a

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Reminder: Chafee At Wild Colonial

Chris Blazejewski, the guy who is single-handedly redeeming the tarnished reputation of Harvard (see: Bush, George W., MBA), invites everyone to meet gubernatorial candidate, and your host for the evening, Lincoln Chafee.  And it’s at the Wild Colonial where you might enjoy going anyway. .

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If 1,888,000 People Each Sent In One Dollar . . .

. . . then independent candidate for governor, Lincoln Chafee, could stop fundraising and start campaigning. Extrapolating from the 2006 guber campaigns, Chafee estimates that $2,000,000 will be needed to mount a successful run. He’s only got $112,000 so far, well behind Attorney General Lynch

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Chafee The One To Beat In 2010?

No surprise to Rhode Islanders, but notable that the 2010 Rhode Island Governor’s race is already getting some national punditry, from both sides of the political aisle: …there is one independent candidate both parties point to as not just a spoiler, but as a potential

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Too late for ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ I suppose

The Sunday New York Times devoted an entire op-ed page to the question “Are We Experienced?” that readers might consider exactly what life experiences are useful preparation for the presidency. (Given the current situation on Wall Street, I think we can all agree that an