In Depth

A horse-riding general leads his troops off a cliff

Politics This Week: Breaking from the Top

By Justin Katz | May 21, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz look for the realities behind the headlines in Rhode Island.

Man jogging on a treadmill while on cell phone threatened by snake

When did life-optimizers become snowflakes?

By Justin Katz | May 16, 2024 |

A self-improvement celebrity’s partisan trigger warning provides a warning about the extent to which we’ve lost our civic heritage.

A Democrat self-interviews

Politics This Week: RI’s Eternal Return

By Justin Katz | May 13, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz explore recent examples of Democrats setting the stage for themselves.

Parents have a picnic with their alien children

Politics This Week: The Twilight Generation of Political Normalcy in Rhode Island

By Justin Katz | May 6, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz worry about the significance of creeping lunacy in RI politics.

A weatherman reports a sunny day while it storms outside

Politics This Week: The Era of Messaging

By Justin Katz | April 29, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz highlight some of the ways the local media and political establishment distort the public message.

A woman in a business jacket walks on stage

Politics This Week: A New Stage for the Self-Promoter

By Justin Katz | April 22, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz check in on politicians’ emphasis on promotions.

Girls jump class in a 1960s gym class

Title IX Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success

By Donna J. Cook | April 19, 2024 |

Title IX has given generations of American girls and young women athletic opportunities on an equal footing, but that success has made it vulnerable to the latest social revolution.

Bike riders storm the RI State House

Politics This Week: Political Unspeakables

By Justin Katz | April 15, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz highlight some unspeakable stories in RI.

The Independent Man drives away from the State House

Politics This Week: Arrested Hope

By Justin Katz | April 8, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review some of the distractions and calamities in Rhode Island government.

Leader of an angry mob accuses his reflection.

Reflecting on Rhode Island’s Robbers

By Michael Chippendale | April 3, 2024 |

Representative Michael Chippendale directs Rhode Islanders’ attention to the party responsible for the Ocean State’s condition.