Justin Katz

A water drop and ripples

“Earthshine” fears show they’ll spin anything to support climate alarmism.

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2021 |

Here’s a headline on a Steve Matregrano article for WPRI that might very well make you say, “Oh, come on”: ‘Earthshine’ levels indicate the planet is dimming due to climate change, researchers say The key question the headline skips over is:  dimming from the perspective of whom?  No, the Earth isn’t getting darker.  It’s just…

An empty restaurant

You can’t think too hard with the progressive sales pitch.

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2021 |

It’s hard to know how much to debate an essay like Greg Brailsford’s on his site Uprise RI. The entire thing is stale propaganda.  It’s a sales pitch.  He’s selling you something.  You can see it in every sentence.  It jumps out even in a side note about how he caught COVID despite being fully vaccinated,…

Raimondo with Jack Reed and Jim Langevin

The news media continues to embarrass itself and sell us out for Raimondo.

By Justin Katz | October 19, 2021 |

What an embarrassing puff piece from the Associated Press and run by WPRI.  You know that old line about discomfiting the comfortable?  How about skepticism about the powerful?  Yeah, not so much.  Instead, one can only wonder whether Raimondo’s people slipped the writer, Josh Boak, cash or promises or he’s just a cheap date who…

A water drop and ripples

Is Biden’s spending plan about the money or the power?

By Justin Katz | October 19, 2021 |

Why not both?  I’m not sure Stephen Green has it quite right when he casts his chips with the “power” side.  After all, many provisions in the plan go directly to maintaining Democrat power, like this one: Illegal aliens will be having a field day. Not only will they continue to be allowed to flood…

A water drop and ripples

If only we could have really public discussions about January 1…

By Justin Katz | October 19, 2021 |

This article from Michael Balsamo and Colleen Long would be a great study in propaganda and how the news media constructs a narrative that’s true-ish for political ends.  It wraps facts in the perspective of the writers. A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped…

The Carmagnole (Dance Around the Guillotine) by Kathe Kollwitz

URI is helping a powerful celebrity destroy the life of one of its students.

By Justin Katz | October 19, 2021 |

It’s never an easy call to side with people on principled grounds when you vehemently disagree with something mind-blowingly stupid and offensive they’ve done or said, especially in an environment prone to witch hunts and cancellations.  But that’s the sort of thing principled people have to do in a free society. So, I have no…

A water drop and ripples

Modern medicine will keep doing what it does if we let it.

By Justin Katz | October 19, 2021 |

Such stories as this one are among the first things to come to mind every time our political system lurches left: Over a decade ago, UCLA physician-scientists began using a pioneering gene therapy they developed to treat children born with a rare and deadly immune system disorder. They now report that the effects of the…

Scene from Field of Dreams

A pornographic young-adult graphic novel in North Kingstown High School is another slip down the spiral.

By Justin Katz | October 19, 2021 |

Nicole Solas of South Kingstown has widened her efforts to return sanity to Rhode Island schools to North Kingstown, where she has filed a police report highlighting a very graphic graphic novel that North Kingstown High School provides to its students, most of them minors.  Following her reports can be challenging, if you have children…

A water drop and ripples

We’re in a dangerous spot when seeing your children is conditional on your being vaccinated.

By Justin Katz | October 18, 2021 |

In New York City, a judge has suspended a father’s visitation rights to his daughter “unless he submits COVID-19 tests on a weekly basis or gets vaccinated.”  He’s had the virus before, as well. The key, though, is the judge’s reasoning, which is (let’s say) pretty far from the actual science: “Here, in-person parental access…

Two different scales

Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Narrative as Double-Standard

By Justin Katz | October 18, 2021 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz talk about the Rhode Island political topics of the week.

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