Justin Katz

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Beigeness of RI Politicians

By Justin Katz | May 9, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the gubernatorial “forum” and abortion politics.

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Americans seem to be getting the early indications of a very bitter taste.

By Justin Katz | May 9, 2022 |

The news comes from the beginning of the digestive process… The out-of-stock rate for baby formula hovered between 2% and 8% in the first half of 2021, but began rising sharply last July. Between November 2021 and early April 2022, the out-of-stock rate jumped to 31%, data from Datasembly showed. To the end… Sky-high prices…

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Kids don’t overcome trans indoctrination in a few years.

By Justin Katz | May 7, 2022 |

For the growing “our elites are insane” file, WPRI gives this propagandistic headline to an AP article: “Early transgender identity tends to endure, study suggests.”  See, the editor is implying, it’s not just a faddish thing that fades quickly.  But think objectively about what precisely the study found: The research involved 317 youngsters who were 3…

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State government theft from workers shows we need trust in ourselves, not new laws.

By Justin Katz | May 6, 2022 |

With a bit of spectacularly bad timing for Rhode Island insiders (who may very well win anyway), an employee of the state Department of Labor and Training has been charged with stealing funds from exactly an area that labor unions are trying to make more flush: An employee of the Rhode Island Department of Labor…

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Right-to-work states passed non-right-to-work states in employment during the pandemic.

By Justin Katz | May 5, 2022 |

This, from Mark Tapscott in The Epoch Times seems like exactly the sort of thing we’d be hearing a lot about if those tasked with promulgating and debating information were truly committed to the American project of freedom and experimentation: There were 78.3 million employed individuals in the [right-to-work (RTW)] states in February 2020, when the…

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The SCOTUS news is exposing a madness in Rhode Island.

By Justin Katz | May 4, 2022 |

As Anchor Rising readers know, last week a Providence Journal headline proclaimed, “RI’s record-shattering baby shortage could spell trouble for state’s economy.” This week, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos proclaimed her aspiration for the Ocean State to kill more: I’m confident RI can become a national leader for reproductive rights at a time when these rights are coming…

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Topless Nantucket is a step toward discovering if we’ve forgotten why our ancestors made certain cultural decisions.

By Justin Katz | May 4, 2022 |

Culture and history are funny things.  Over the centuries, our civilization learns things about human life and codes them in cultural norms that everybody can know without having to be able to explain.  They’re just how we do things — lessons learned over centuries, sometimes through painful experience. No doubt, our ancestors coded the wrong…

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No issue is as revealing as abortion.

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2022 |

As a conservative writer in Rhode Island, I find it difficult to know where to begin a reaction to the apparent, likely, or maybe only as-yet possible decision of the United States Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade this session. The place to start, I suppose, is with the biggest and most-obvious point.  Unless our…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Hiding the Pol

By Justin Katz | May 2, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the political stories of the week.

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Don’t miss the obvious in RI’s baby drain.

By Justin Katz | May 2, 2022 |

It is remarkable that Paul Edward Parker’s Providence Journal article about the “record-shattering baby shortage” in the Ocean State goes on as long as it does without making the key, irreducible point.  … The number being born in the Ocean State has ebbed to its lowest point in more than a century. The phenomenon has been so…