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Thanks for the shout-out, Professor Reynolds!

By Justin Katz | April 23, 2021 |

It’s hard to believe we’ve all been at this for about twenty years, now.  Many of us owe that unexpected blessing to the influence of Glenn Reynolds’s Instapundit.  Let’s hope the social media disruption of blogging is coming to an end, or at least reaching a renegotiated balance, bringing us back to our founding ideals…

Over at OSC, Liveblogging the Second Toll Hearing

By Monique Chartier | December 4, 2012 |

Over at Ocean State Current, Justin is liveblogging a second, packed DOT hearing on the proposed toll on the new Sakonnet River Bridge. Feel free to drop over and comment, boo, throw popcorn (…at the proposal), etc.

Things We Read Today (19), Tuesday

By Justin Katz | September 26, 2012 |

Believing the political worst of priests; spinning bad SAT results; the skill of being trainable; the strange market valuation in Unionland. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

First Annual Breitbart Awards to be Held Right Here in Little Rhody

By Monique Chartier | June 8, 2012 |

… tonight! Thanks to the Providence Journal for the heads-up. Two conservative organizations will present their first Breitbart Awards on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Providence Marriott, timed to “collide” with the Netroots Nation 2012 convention at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The awards honor controversial journalist Andrew Breitbart, revered by conservatives and derided…

The Ocean State Tea Party In Action Blog (Better Prepared for the Unexpected than Other Bill-Watching Bloggers You May be Aware Of)

By Carroll Andrew Morse | April 30, 2012 |

The RI General Assembly website was down this weekend, so I wasn’t able to do my weekly review of the legislation coming up in committees. (There was a similar occurrence, at least one time last year). However, as fate would have it, this is also the week that the Ocean State Tea Party in Action’s…

Derb Cut Loose on a Saturday

By Justin Katz | April 7, 2012 |

So, National Review has let John Derbyshire go: His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our name to get…

Walter Russell Mead on the Collapse of Rhode Island

By Carroll Andrew Morse | September 6, 2011 |

Walter Russell Mead of

Rhode Island is the Place Small Enough for Netroots Nation?

By Carroll Andrew Morse | June 21, 2011 |

Professor William Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog has compiled several mainstream media sources saying that Netroots Nation has selected Providence as the site of its 2012 convention of progressive activists and new media participants, because the small size of the Providence convention market will prevent the annual RightOnline convention from being held simultaneously nearby.…

Prudence with Politician’s Personal Lives

By Marc Comtois | April 27, 2011 |

So the muckrakers over at RIF were all upset–even calling us hypocrites! (oh no, I’m stung)–because we didn’t jump on the Watson DUI story. They cited one example, which, as Justin noted, was a brief mention used as a comparison point for the truly egregious aspects of said pol: his political agenda. It was not…

RE: Budget Thoughts

By Marc Comtois | March 9, 2011 |

To fall into a political trap, as Justin suggests I have done, one would first have to take the bait. To stretch the metaphor further, I didn’t take the Governor’s budget bait–much less get caught in a trap–so much as look at the bait (tax “cuts”) and offer a few observations. If anything, maybe I’m…