Lincoln Chafee

Chafee Leads In At Least One Category

And it’s a good one because it reflects well on all of us. According to The Wichita Eagle, The most-followed Democratic presidential candidate has the least grammatically correct Facebook supporters, according to a new online study from Grammarly. Hillary Clinton’s supporters made the most grammatical mistakes, while supporters of Lincoln Chafee, the former governor of […]

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Chafee Announces For President With ‘Robust Peace Agenda’

Former Governor Lincoln Chafee announced his candidacy for president yesterday at George Mason University. Locals who have been scratching their heads at this odd development should check out his appearance last night on “All In with Chris Hayes” — Lincoln Chafee: 4th Democrat for President.(Chafee must have been Senator for R.I. while Hayes attended Brown

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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 host the annual State House holiday tree lighting in the

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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 with decades of experience in Rhode Island politics, was at

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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 response to the second of two allegations that he has

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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 third party on the national scene. Echoing the feelings of

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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. . . lotsa of beer on tap, view of the river,

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Linc Chafee On ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’

Gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee will be Bill Maher’s guest tonight on HBO at 10pm, repeated at 11pm and throughout the week. They ought to get along famously now that I think about it — I’m not sure about the pot and the mushrooms and the strippers — but they are both ardent environmentalists. And Maher

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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 and State Treasurer Caprio. Columnist Edward Fitzpatrick interviewed Chafee (at

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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 winner: Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator seeking the governor’s

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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 MBA from Harvard is pretty useless.) Among the contributors was

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