Nut UP, Democrats

Director of Ocean State Action, Peter Asen, brings this to our attention. Director Ron Howard and the Funny or Die people have brought together the old SNL crew of presidential impersonators to bring attention to some urgently needed legislation. Hollywood isn’t generally known for precisely timed or well-defined campaigns aimed at specific legislative language as …

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I Have Seen The Future Of The Republican Party

And his name is George Hutchins.  Just a couple minutes poking around his campaign website for North Carolina’s Fourth District will make it clear that Hutchins is the real deal, not one of those fake conservatives. And as any REAL conservative knows, the reason that our country is in the economic mess it’s in– and …

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A Crucial Moment for Health Care

Here’s an important call to action today from Ocean State Action. We need your help sticking it to the insurance industry. There’s some real momentum for the public insurance option, but our Senators need to hear from YOU to make it happen. Please call Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse TODAY! Dial tollfree 1-877-264-4226 or …

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Obama to Address Congress About Health Care: “Whatever” Say RI’s Senators

Okay, so our Senators didn’t really say that. But what is true is that, even more important than hearing from Obama, our elected leaders need to hear from their constituents — that means YOU — that we need real health care reform, and we need it now. Ocean State Action asks that you please call …

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Young Dems Survey Is Out

This one we’ll just straight-up gank from RIFuture: Following on the heels of a great event this past Friday night and our President, Meghan Grady’s appearance on Newsmakers this morning, the RI Young Democrats released the official results of our survey conducted in Febuary, 2009.

What To Do About The Newspapers?

John Nichols and Robert McChesney have a compelling article in the upcoming edition of the Nation, wherein they argue that government involvement is key: The founders regarded the establishment of a press system, the Fourth Estate, as the first duty of the state. Jefferson and Madison devoted considerable energy to explaining the necessity of the …

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Consider Proportional Representation

When not gambling on college hoops, suave Dose honcho, Dave Segal, is actually a grown-up with a job representing the good people of District 2 in the General Assembly.  He is also a thoughtful and persuasive writer and has a fine piece in this morning’s Providence Journal suggesting that the master lever/straight ticket voting issue …

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Providence Roller Derby New Site Design

We’re proud to present the newly redesigned with more of what you love. Below you’ll find a brief introduction to our new design and what it has to offer. Simple, Clear and Consistent – Providence Roller Derby has made every effort to create a Web site that’s simple, clear and consistent. No matter where …

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Vote for Dan

Man-about-town Dan White is one of the five finalists for the job of hosting Fox Providence’s new morning show, “The Rhode Show.” Right now he’s in second place, just behind a guy from New Hampshire. New Hampshire? Come on, we can’t allow a native to get beat by somebody from the Granite State. Also, you …

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Downtown planning sesh starts today

The Downtown Neighborhood Charette (whose area of focus includes the Jewelry District too) kicks off today. Full schedule is posted here, and today’s workshops are as follows: 11 am-12:30 pm Focus on Capital Center What do we need to do to complete Capital Center? Are there any changes to the vision for this area? 1:30 …

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How’s this for Nightmare Fuel

(I’m regretting this picture already… it’s very disturbing.) However…Dose friend, Kim Ahern, is my new favorite Providence College alum — Janeane Garofolo moves down one. I don’t know any others.  Kim is one of the ’30 on 30‘ subjects in this week’s Phoenix, commenting on life in Rhode Island for the anniversary issue.  I just …

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