In Depth

An empty suit

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Do the top-ticket Dems have an argument?

By Justin Katz | October 3, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz search for RI Democrats’ electoral case.

Rattlesnake warning sign

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Double Standards in Culture and Politics

By Justin Katz | September 26, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the political and cultural wrestling in Rhode Island.

A race starting line

Politics This Week with John DePetro: The General Election Kicks Off

By Justin Katz | September 19, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the primary and set up the general election.

Dan McKee scowls at Eva Mancuso on primary night

McKee has been to the crossroads.

By Justin Katz | September 16, 2022 |

Rhode Islanders got another glimpse of Dan McKee’s true character on election night, and they should be filled with fear… and pity.

Don't Think, Don't Ask, Pay Tax, Vote for Us

Politics This Week with John DePetro: In Advance of the Primary

By Justin Katz | September 13, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz check in on Rhode Island politics in advance of the primary election.

A blue eye and a green eye

Heroes have something new and different to offer.

By Justin Katz | September 9, 2022 |

The core difference of an alternative view for Rhode Island governance involves a different vision for what it means to balance cooperation and individual liberty.

Workers clear 9/5/22 flood waters

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Clearing the State’s Drains

By Justin Katz | September 7, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the many ways government is failing in Rhode Island and beyond.

A red bird isolated on a wire

Politics This Week with John DePetro: A Politics Built on Pariahs

By Justin Katz | August 31, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the harm of a political system so monolithic those who disagree are outcasts.

A man picks a path in the woods

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Incentives Gone Wrong

By Justin Katz | August 23, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the ways in which Rhode Island politics encourage or discourage candidates.

A man in multiple poses of consideration and doubt.

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Politicians’ Reluctance to Do Their Job

By Justin Katz | August 17, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the many ways Rhode Island’s government officials refuse to do address the basics of their jobs.