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November 20, 2014
Scott MacKay Commentary
Scott MacKay Commentary
You can't read the tea leaves for RI politics By SCOTT MACKAY
With a new year comes the inevitable round of Rhode Island political prognosticating. Anybody who says they know what is going to happen probably doesn't.
The battle over the state pension system will spill into 2013 By SCOTT MACKAY
After the usual starts and sputtering stops, it looks like the combatants in the state public pension joust will be sitting down to try to forge a compromise on the legal issues that have landed Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul in court.
History repeats itself with RI immigrants By SCOTT MACKAY
One of the reasons President Obama won a convincing victory was the overwhelming support he got from Latino voters. The lives of new arrivals are strikingly similar to earlier immigrants. The first generation struggles with language and poverty. Then later generations used the fruits of American democracy to move up.
The "fiscal cliff" is no joke By SCOTT MACKAY
Americans love to lampoon our lawmakers. From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart, senators and representatives have been juicy targets for pundits and satirists. What student of history can forget Twain's famous dictum that Congress is the nation's only native criminal class.
Greene Memorial Bridge rededicated By FLO JONIC
Governor Lincoln Chafee and Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse will be in Coventry Monday morning for the rededication of the Laurel Avenue Bridge as the Major-General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge.
A new Christmas tradition suggestion By SCOTT MACKAY
Once again, the holidays in Rhode Island are greeted by pitched battles over the public symbols of Christmas. Why we all can't embrace the true meaning of this season?
The future of marriage equality in RI By SCOTT MACKAY
Rhode Island is now the only New England state without marriage equality. This would change if the business community supports marriage equality.