Justin Katz

Details on Doherty’s early Congressional speculation are important to consider.

By Justin Katz | January 21, 2022 |

Rhode Islanders won’t be surprised that former State Police Colonel and gubernatorial candidate Brendan Doherty is considering a run for Congress now that incumbent Representative James Langevin has announced the opening.  Here’s the interesting wrinkle, though: This time around, Doherty is considering entering the Democratic primary for the 2nd District, which covers western Rhode Island.…

A water drop and ripples

College loan forgiveness is a policy to give money to the advantaged.

By Justin Katz | January 21, 2022 |

Brad Polumbo writes: Few causes are as central to the progressive movement as student debt “cancellation” (which really means taxpayers absorb the burden of $1.7-plus trillion in student debt). But yet another study just confirmed that there’s actually nothing “progressive” about student debt cancellation at all. A new analysis from the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution finds…

A water drop and ripples

URI went ahead and revoked its honorary degrees to Michael Flynn and Rudy Giuliani.

By Justin Katz | January 21, 2022 |

One interesting sidebar to watch (maybe) is whether any of the local journalists reporting on the development will bother to find and quote any URI graduates who disagree with the move.  I added the parenthetical “maybe” to cover the unlikely event that they actually do.  It’s echo chambers all the way down.

A water drop and ripples

A great cognitive dissonance is coming.

By Justin Katz | January 21, 2022 |

As always, Glenn Reynolds captures a key point while linking to a story about three Connecticut girls who have filed a complaint after having two biological males dominating their sport: I’ll bet they supported Biden in 2020 though. By “they,” Reynolds means the three girls, whom odds would place as reflexive Democrats and who are…

Reporters taking notes

What’s going on with the COVID narrative?

By Justin Katz | January 21, 2022 |

Mainstream news sources are beginning to admit things that were entirely ignored, except by us fringe wackos, just a few short months ago: The study examined infections in New York and California last summer and fall and found people who were both vaccinated and had survived a prior bout of COVID-19 had the most protection.…

An elephant leans beside a ditch

Congress is a better fit for Fung.

By Justin Katz | January 20, 2022 |

Having expressed deep skepticism, to the point of opposition, concerning the possibility that Allan Fung might run for governor again, I thought I should note that his running for the Congressional seat that Democrat Jim Langevin is opening up would be a very different matter: Former Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, a two-time Republican nominee for…

A water drop and ripples

I have to admit to continuing skepticism about boosters.

By Justin Katz | January 20, 2022 |

This is a couple months old, but with continued pressure for booster shots, it continues to be on my mind: … the recommendations — even those approved unanimously — mask significant dissent and disquiet among those advisers about the need for booster shots in the United States. In interviews last week, several advisers to the…

Part of the mural at URI

What is URI president Marc Parlange covering with his wokeness?

By Justin Katz | January 20, 2022 |

Maybe some people collect them or leverage them for some purpose or other, but honorary degrees from colleges and universities have always seemed pretty useless and ceremonial to me — like a certificate to thank a person for participating in an event. With the latest radical move from the University of Rhode Island’s new president,…

A water drop and ripples

What if Native Americans displaced somebody else?

By Justin Katz | January 20, 2022 |

Rick Moran asks that dangerous question: So what happened to these older, primitive societies — the Clovis people and others who were clearly present in North and Central America before modern Native Americans? They no doubt had what they considered “their land” to hunt and forage. Who stole it from them and wiped them out?…

A water drop and ripples

The Left doesn’t really believe its own rhetoric.

By Justin Katz | January 20, 2022 |

Brian Gottstein notes that Washington, D.C., is requiring proof of vaccination for various purposes, but also photo ID to validate that the vaccine card holder is in fact the person named on it: Hold on a minute! Wasn’t it just a few short months ago—as the battles over election reform raged in the states—that we…

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