Classical High School http://ripr.org en Passing the torch to a new generation of RI pols http://ripr.org/post/passing-torch-new-generation-ri-pols <p>Out with old and in with the new. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why that may be the theme of Rhode Island’s 2014 election cycle.</p><p>John F. Kennedy put it eloquently in his 1961 inaugural address: ``Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.’’</p><p>The Ocean State elections promise to turn friend into foe, but that happens every two years in our insular political culture. What is becoming notable as the parade forms for the 2014 is the changing of the generational guard.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:24:19 +0000 Scott MacKay 23793 at http://ripr.org Education secretary cancels trip to RI http://ripr.org/post/education-secretary-cancels-trip-ri <p>U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will have to forgo his trip to Rhode Island, no thanks to the weather.&nbsp; Duncan was scheduled to attend a town hall-style meeting tonight on school safety and to headline a Tuesday morning event at the Rhode Island Convention Center. His office says the secretary's flight to Rhode Island was canceled.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:31:57 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10153 at http://ripr.org