Brown Poll: Support for Pot Legalization in Rhode Island

By: Friday April 11, 2014 7:07 pm

Marijuana legalization has substantial support from young voters.


The Liberal Outrage Toward Brown University Students Who Shut Down Lecture by NYPD Chief

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 8:15 pm

The president of Brown University has announced the establishment of a committee to investigate what happened on October 29, when NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly faced protest at a speaking event. The university may even choose to hold certain individuals or organization responsible for violating the “Code of Student Conduct.”

Majorities of Every Age Group Under 70 Support Marriage Equality in Rhode Island

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 9:15 am

There is only one age group of Rhode Island voters — people over 70 — that doesn’t support marriage equality by over 58%, a Brown University survey has determined.

“The poll found generational differences among supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage. The highest level of support for same-sex marriage came from registered voters ages 30 to 39 (88.9 percent favor) and voters ages 18 to 29 (77.1 percent favor). Support for same-sex marriage dropped considerably for those voters who are 70 years or older; 34.6 percent said they favor same-sex marriage,” the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University, which conducted the survey, reports.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez, Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

By: Saturday March 20, 2010 2:00 pm

Carjacked joins a hefty body of literature critiquing our automotive transportation system, including my own work Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile, released in 2000. Do we need another critique of car culture? My answer is a resounding yes. While such books all tell us about the problems cars cause and about better, greener, more economical and socially just approaches to transportation, what they say gets swamped by the ongoing tsunami of marketing messages that coax us to embrace automobiles. As the authors of Carjacked write, this relentless marketing leads us to “take the car for granted as a social good, which renders it nearly invisible as the source of a range of problems.”

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