Quelle surprise! Rush Limbaugh was excoriationg the immigration bill a short time ago, calling it "classic liberalism," and contending that it amounts to a "redistribution of wealth" since, as he clearly believes, illegal immigrants consume more taxpayer-funded services than they support.
Why is it that conservatives like Rush never have these same kind of equity concerns when it comes to the upward redistribution of wealth and huge tax breaks for big corporations?
The Ocean State hasn't had a state-sponsored execution since 1845, when Irish immigrant John Gordon was handed after being convicted of killing industrialist Amasa Sprague.
On Saturday, June 2, the Cranston Historical Society is slated to hold a six-hour forum about this case, which, as Brian C. Jones recently wrote in the Phoenix, has become shrouded in ambiguity over the years:
While the social networking site Facebook is popular with today's college students, using it can come back to haunt them in unexpected and alarming ways. In this week's Phoenix, lawyers Greg Lukianoff and Will Creeley, of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, write about the collision between Facebook, free speech, and university-based speech codes
Will the Clinton machine roll over the other Democratic presidential candidates? Will Obama's charisma overcome his institutional disadvantages? Boston Phoenix political reporter David S. Bernstein has a look at how well the two big-name Dems are faring in making friends and influencing people in New Hampshire.
Marriage Equality RI and MERI's new blog are reporting that the wintry mix won't affect plans for today's 4:30 pm Valentine's Day rally at the State House.
Unfortunately, for same-sex couples seeking full marriage rights, legislation in support of this seems unlikely to make it far in the General Assembly this year, mostly because of the socially conservative inclination of the legislature.