What I’ve learned since November 8

March 11, 2017

When I first started writing for RI Future about volunteering for the Bernie Sanders campaign about a year ago, I noted how great it felt to be voting for a candidate and not against one, and


Trump’s articulation of the nation

March 2, 2017

Nationalism has many bad connotations, but at its root it is commonplace. Its ideology is simple: every nation deserves its own state, which, in turn, enables that nation to fulfill its destiny while building on

Civil Rights

Rhode Island needs to codify Roe v Wade into state law

March 1, 2017

Our bills will ensure abortion remains safe and legal in Rhode Island by codifying the central tenet of Roe v. Wade: that the State shall not interfere with a woman’s right to prevent, commence, continue or terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability.


Where is the Republican outrage?

February 23, 2017

Trump and his administration started his reign with an onslaught of unbelievable breaches of security, endless spending and unscrupulous abuses of power that is unprecedented in modern times.


The enduring promise of hope

January 21, 2017

When Barack Obama ran for the presidency, we embraced the promise of hope. It is this hope that will endure beyond the presidency of Barack Obama – not in his successor – but in our

Nick Inglis with journalist Phil Eil, discussing government transparency at The Information Governance Conference 2016

Limiting access to public records in RI (H 5098)

January 18, 2017

This morning I wrote a letter to the members of the RI House Judiciary Committee in advance of their hearing on House Bill 5098, a Bill which would limit access to what is currently considered


Happy Fricken New Year!

December 30, 2016

These are the times that try the souls of men, women, minorities, LGBTQ, environmentalists, Jewish, Atheist, Muslim and Native American souls. Thomas Paine, if you hear me, on behalf of all of the sane Americans out here, I apologize! I know you are turning in your grave right now.


The Democratic Party and the country need Keith Ellison

December 14, 2016

Ellison has been a champion of working families his whole life. He worked as a civil rights lawyer after graduating college. He has been one of the strongest supporters of the fight for $15. He pushed for debt free college tuition well before almost anyone else did. Most importantly though he is an experienced organizer with a proven record.


A time for resistance, not appeasement

December 8, 2016

A recent Pew Research Center poll found that nearly two-thirds of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters would like to see their party stand up to Trump rather than work with him.


Economic development games on Smith Hill

December 7, 2016

We are constantly told we need to be a data driven society, that science and innovation can help us solve problems. So I ask the folks in the media and on Smith Hill, how come this is different? How come the facts are ignored in this public debate? Does the ideology of capitalism trump facts?


Thanksgiving was harder this year

December 7, 2016

My grandfather died six years ago at 96 and I didn’t know until he was well into his nineties that our family had a secret. In order to keep the peace and keep his relationship with his three daughters and their children and grandchildren, we never talked about politics.


Rhode Island needs leadership that can adapt to change

November 11, 2016 ykufipo

“As the mayor of Providence, I commit to doubling down on my efforts to advance a society that is inclusive, compassionate, and forward-thinking. I take this responsibility seriously and will address the challenges we face head-on and hope that I can count on our City and the entire State of Rhode Island to do the same.”

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Our president

November 11, 2016

The time here is five hours later, so every few hours I woke to check and see the results. It was breakfast time when the election was called. First Hillary conceeded, and I howled. Then