Democracy

Send Segal To Congress — Concert & Rally

(9.6) Join David Segal and other local progressives for a ‘Get Out the Vote’ rally this Tuesday at the Columbus Theatre, with appearances by Deer Tick, Ted Leo, Manny Escobar, Orion, Aura. Speakers include: Providence City Councilor Rachel Miller . . . State Rep Brandon Potter . . . State Rep David Morales . . …

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Segal For Congress — Rally And Music Fest

(9.1) David Segal’s rallies are the best: good live music with good live people. This September 1st his campaign will be taking over Revival Brewery and Lost Valley Pizza on Sims Avenue for a Rally and Festival. This invitation comes from musician and labor historian Joey DeFrancesco who I believe will be on stage at …

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Happy Birthday George M. Cohan

The Cohans fudged the date a bit (Born on the Fourth of July!) for their vaudeville act, but George sure took to the role of America’s cheerleader. Cohan, often referred to as ‘The Man Who Owned Broadway,’ was a singer, dancer, producer, playwright and an unbelievably prolific songwriter. Unfortunately his Fox Point birthplace — Corky …

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Go Spend Money At Trinity Brew & Hot Club

Following their loss in the general assembly, the big brave 2nd amendment crowd has decided that threatening hard-working waitresses will bring people around to their side. Anyone watching the recent State House protests during the gun reform debates probably noted the whiteness and maleness of the yellow-shirt crowd. Two co-morbidities were also on display, so …

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Poll Workers Will Be Needed

Start thinking about this now. Talk yourself into it. The testimony of Georgia poll workers Shaye Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman before the congressional committee on Tuesday was utterly gutting. What the former president and his goons inflicted on these hardworking, private citizens was despicable. And it is ongoing. (I hope the Bidens will …

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Send David Segal to Washington

We get to write about David Segal even if RI’s second congressional district does not encompass the city of Providence, because Dave was one of the three founders of the Providence Daily Dose. [Correction: Part of Providence is within congressional district two. BC] He certainly reflects our political point of view and has already earned …

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Cosplay Cowards Threaten Community Library

Last Labor Day a leftist library opened in the Mt. Hope neighborhood featuring a collection of historical pamphlets, journals, and modern zines. Last Monday, Red Ink Community Library — “a safe corner for radical thinkers to sojourn, learn, and network” — was holding a reading of The Communist Manifesto when about 15-20 cowards and bullies …

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URI President Parlange “Revoke Honorary Degrees”

[Update: The honors have been revoked!] URI President Marc Parlange has sent a letter to the board of trustees asking that they revoke the honorary degrees awarded to Michael Flynn and Rudy Giuliani. The board will be voting tomorrow, Friday. (Come on people, this one is easy.) I had written about this issue last September, …

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MLK Day — Stop Election Subversion

We can all honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by contacting our congressional delegation today, and every day, until the cornerstone of our democracy has federal protection. There is really only one issue before Congress right now — election subversion. It appears from recent remarks that the President now understands this. And the …

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End The Filibuster NOW

“It’s time to choose: the filibuster or democracy.” Yes, it’s that simple. Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline has a great piece in today’s Providence Journal: “To ensure equality, Senate must end filibuster.” Finally. Listening to legislators discussing bridges and hearing aids is enough to drive a person insane. None of that will happen if we …

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Colbert Visits URI — Say Hi To Flynn

(10.2) Dear Mr. Colbert, remember your old show? Remember virtues? Eight years ago you interviewed Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse* about his new book, “On Virtues.” Unfortunately, Rhode Island has since lost its way. This Saturday you will be appearing at the University of Rhode Island for “a conversation” as part of URI Alumni Weekend. …

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State House Reopens

The Rhode Island State House will reopen to the public Tuesday, June 1st. House leadership has signed on, but — and this should come as a surprise to no one — Senate President Dominick Ruggerio prefers to work his magic behind closed doors, no matter the cost to taxpayers (ProJo 5.25.21). Senate leaders have opted …

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