Why it’s hard for the US to cut or even control Medicare spending

BY: and - March 17, 2023

President Joe Biden’s 2024 proposed budget includes plans to shore up the finances of Medicare, the federal health insurance program that covers Americans who are 65 and up and some younger people with disabilities. His administration aims to increase from 3.8% to 5% an existing Medicare tax that’s collected on the labor and investment earnings […]

Astronaut walks on the moon

Little rocks, big news: We have liftoff!

BY: - March 15, 2023

Moon rocks on display at the R.I. Statehouse left an impression on a sixth grader long ago. She went back to see them again for inspiration.

An old US map with a pin sticking in it where Rhode Island is

R.I. loses its size distinction if D.C. becomes a state. Here’s what we could gain.

BY: - March 15, 2023

The legacy of Rhode Island's non-conformist, independent heritage has led to expensive, often dysfunctional arrangements. These divisions are perhaps not necessary; as different as we are, we are still very, very small.