How not to distribute federal funds
New bills in six states showcase some right and wrong ways to help sex workers, from full decriminalization to ramping up penalties for prostitution customers.
While we often spend Thanksgiving remembering a different set of Puritan settlers, the religious, freedom-loving Roger Williams is an apt hero for the more liberty-minded.
Several states are retaining subjective criteria for carry permits or imposing new restrictions on gun possession.
State Reactions to the SCOTUS Ruling Against Discretionary Carry-Permit Laws Range From Compliance to Defiance
Some states promptly eliminated subjective standards, while others refused to recognize the decision's implications.
Meanwhile, Delaware's governor has blocked a more modest step, and a legalization initiative has qualified for the ballot in South Dakota.
One bill would repeal a range of laws against sex work, while the other would change them from criminal to civil offenses.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo seems unlikely to double down on the past four years of economic foolishness at the Commerce Department.
By arbitrarily foreclosing relatively safe social and recreational options, politicians encourage defiance, resentment, and riskier substitutes.
And in a three-way race for governor in Indiana, Libertarian Donald Rainwater gets more than 13 percent and wins more than 20 counties.
America's general election is facing both logistical and political hurdles, creating a feedback loop that threatens to derail the legitimacy of the results.
But then, those stadiums weren't likely to bring the growth the cities wanted in the first place.
The similarities between the image and totalitarian propaganda of old are unmistakable. But we all have bigger things to worry about right now.
Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to sell weed to balance the state's budget.
Rhode Island is one of only two states that still prohibit civilian stun gun and Taser ownership.
The latest findings highlight the irrationality of banning legal e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine.
The Rhode Island attorney general and state police are investigating a video of a correctional officer driving through a wave of protesters.
Curt Schilling Blew $75 Million in Public Funds Making Bad Video Games. Naturally, He Thinks He Should Be in Congress.
Schilling and Trump are alike in attacking immigrants for costing money, while seeking out business subsidies.
Previously, hair braiders were required to spend 1,500 hours taking cosmetology classes.
The Democrat-controlled Rhode Island state Senate agrees with President Donald Trump that harsher punishments are needed for drug dealers. Wrong!
Disastrous financial dealings and flirtations with fascism set the stage for his planned run for the presidency.
Street Musician Has First Amendment Right to Perform, Will Have Legal Bills Paid by City of Providence
Court rules city of Providence has to pay saxophonist Manuel Pombo's ACLU lawyers.
The state's new "revenge porn" measure is "so breathtakingly broad...that it criminalizes activity that involves neither revenge nor porn."
Bondholders Never Bothered to Vet Curt Schilling's 38 Studios' Finances Because They Knew Taxpayers Would Pay
Taxpayer-guaranteed loans (with interest) are always a safe bet for lenders.
The chief result of the stings-which involved Homeland Security and the FBI-was the arrest of 14 sex workers and 14 men seeking sex from undercover cops.
One powerful man's corruption and brutality
Currently polling at one percent
Former R.I. senator really hoping people still care about Clinton's Iraq War vote.
Decriminalization was the direct result of a lawsuit filed by sex workers in 1976.
Third year in a row marijuana legalization legislation has been introduced
Dismissed 128 tickets, offering refunds to others; police to give warnings not citations for illegal parking
Repayments of loans connected to Curt Schilling's failed video game also source of debate
Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center of Portsmouth became the state's second medical marijuana dispensary in June