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Charlie Hunt

Is this the least productive Congress ever? Maybe

Congress has once again been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, with the current 118th Congress touted as possibly the least productive in...
Ken Block / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Ken Block

5Q: Ken Block | Founder, Simpatico Software Systems 1. Why did you want to write the book “Disproven,” about your experience looking into Donald...

The high stress, high stakes world of CD1 campaign managers 

Brexton Isaacs’ resume reads like an ambitious travel itinerary.  Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, New York: The 31-year-old has worked in 10 states on at least...
Daniel F. Stone

The ‘undue hate in U.S. politics

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene drew raised eyebrows when she suggested on Presidents Day that the United States pursue a “national divorce.” “The last thing...
Xaykham ‘Xay’ Khamsyvoravong / PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Five Questions with Xay Khamsyvoravong

Xaykham ‘Xay’ Khamsyvoravong | Mayor of Newport 1. What is the most pressing issue facing Newport you would like to address?Newport needs to remain a place where...

Talking it out may ease political rifts

Simmering tension in American politics came to a head two years ago, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overthrow the...
THE EXTERIOR of Providence City Hall won't change, but many of the people who make decisions inside the building will. Come January, newcomers will fill nearly half of the City Council seats and there will also be a new mayor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Enormous turnover among Providence leaders is unchartered territory

The Providence City Council is on the brink of a massive shift, with nearly half of its members leaving office at the end of...

Inflation will stay despite election results

Soaring inflation was the top issue for a lot of voters heading into the midterms, with most saying Republicans would do a better job...

Some polarization is good, but this is bad

For the first time, the U.S. has been classified as a “backsliding democracy” in a global assessment of democratic societies by the International Institute...
FUTURE ASPIRATIONS: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has had to deal with a recent spate of public safety issues in the city while also considering a run for governor in 2022. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting crime complicated by upcoming election

The wave of highly publicized crimes that has swept through Providence in recent months has prompted no shortage of calls for action, but looming...
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