Justin Katz

Mail ballot envelope

Two questions persist with the voter fraud story.

By Justin Katz | April 28, 2022 |

Without insinuating an answer, I find myself wondering how it was that progressive Democrat state senator Dawn Euer, apparently alone among all people who track and inform the public about such things was the one who knew of three voter fraud arrests.  Think of that.  If she hadn’t mentioned the situation to score political points,…

Joe McNamara

Rep. McNamara should step down.

By Justin Katz | April 27, 2022 |

There isn’t anything redeeming about Democrat Representative from Cranston and Warwick Joe McNamara’s highly inappropriate abuse of his position as Chairman of the House Education Committee to posture politically over legislation from Republican Representative Patricia Morgan (West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick), captured in this video clip: On first pass, the unprecedented attempt to give Morgan “the…

An old bell

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Ringing the Bell in RI

By Justin Katz | April 25, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz call the bluff of the progressive movement in Rhode Island.

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

We really should rethink this whole income tax thing.

By Justin Katz | April 25, 2022 |

Socialist Rhode Island state senator Sam Bell (Democrat, Providence) has gotten a good deal of richly deserved negative pushback over truly terrible legislation he submitted in the state General Assembly (which is not to say that some of the correspondence he’s received hasn’t gone too far).  As the cosigners on Bell’s legislation back away from…

Boy in a library

The Left has no credibility to argue against censorship anymore.

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2022 |

A theme of progressive politics is coming into sharp clarity, exposing how the ideology brings about totalitarian ends while using the language of freedom, democracy, individualism, civil rights, and so on.  Many on the right have observed that the progressive dictionary is simply different from standard English — they use words to mean things that…

A water drop and ripples

Has the media rebranded “gang violence” as “mass shootings”?

By Justin Katz | April 20, 2022 |

You don’t have to pay very much attention to political discourse in the United States to know that “mass shooting” has a very particular definition.  When Americans hear the phrase, they think of one or more psychotic gunmen killing people indiscriminately as an expression of alienation. It feels deliberate, therefore, that the mainstream media appears…

Handcuffed resist fists

New England Democrats are edging toward a Chinese Communist social credit system.

By Justin Katz | April 20, 2022 |

In China, the Communist Party has implemented and is continually expanding a social credit system that seeks to use economic opportunities and restrictions to reward behavior the party likes and punish those who do things it doesn’t.  The system affects where people can live, how easily they can access credit, the speed of their Internet…

An oyster farmer

Yes, an “equitable aquaculture” earmark in the U.S. Senate is a problem.

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2022 |

To begin with, let’s focus on the word that caught Republicans’ eye and drew out the label, “woke”: Last month, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) sat down on his office couch and recorded a video explaining that he’d be voting against a $1.5-trillion government spending bill that included $13.5 billion in aid for Ukraine. “There are…

Arms hold an anchor above the water

Politics This Week with John DePetro: RI’s Same Ol’ Story Needs a Refresh

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz talk about Rhode Island politicians’ battle against the need for change in what they do and how they run.

A fading man on train tracks

Be careful about therapeuticizing all of life.

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2022 |

Something about creating an acronym out of technical jargon for life experiences gives it a dangerously dehumanizing feel.  I have in mind this pair of tweets from Democrat state representative Marcia Ranglin: What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? CDC indicates that ACEs can have Traumatic experiences in childhood and the teenage years may put children at…