Lil’ Rhody Racks Up Presidential Appointments

Barack Obama has an eye for talent—and it’s pointed at Rhode Island. This weekend, Obama appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, which describes its mission as connecting people through various arts and cultural tourism.  Lahiri joins five other PCAH committee appointees, including visual artist Chuck Close, …

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Fortunato talks Supreme Court

As the Court preps to weigh in on detainee rights, Stephen Fortunato (a great activist, and former associate justice for the RI Superior Court) has this piece in In These Times about the evolution of the Court from protector of civil rights to lap dog for “institutional power and prerogatives.” Along with Chief Justice Earl …

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