Civil Liberties

Tax man spraypaint

We need to keep an eye on the bank-spying ball amidst the dense-pack scandals.

By Justin Katz | September 28, 2021 |

One has to wonder… during the Cold War, national security types talked about the “dense-pack strategy.”  If you’ve got an important asset for war, like missile siloes, it may seem obvious that you want to spread them out so they can’t all be taken out at once, but you have to consider the nature of…

Image of COVID as planet Earth

The state Department of Health really wants healthcare workers to be on the lookout.

By Justin Katz | September 25, 2021 |

Talk about cultivating a hostile environment! John DePetro reports that the state Department of Health is encouraging healthcare workers to tattle on coworkers who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 (whether or not they have acquired immunity through prior exposure).  Center for Professional Boards and Licensing Chief Ellen Balasco ends a recent notice about vaccination requirements thus:…

A water drop and ripples

The Taliban is forcing women out of jobs and into the kitchen.

By Justin Katz | September 21, 2021 |

It’s weird how American progressives can tolerate no conservative policies in other American states to accommodate a different level of respect for human life, greater acknowledgment of natural and traditional qualities of genders, and more reverence for religious freedom, but news like this is apparently not an issue: The Taliban terrorist group has ordered the…

Dan McKee gets vaccinated

On COVID, why can’t we just say, “Our work is done?”

By Justin Katz | September 21, 2021 |

Although skepticism about Frank Luntz is certainly justified, and although one might worry that the governor gets his news from CNN, it’s encouraging to read that Dan McKee is thinking in these terms: As McKee spokesman Matt Sheaff tells the story: The governor heard Luntz on CNN “talking about … work he was doing with…

A stack of boxes outside a door

Politics This Week with John DePetro: In and Out of Power and Everything In Between

By Justin Katz | September 20, 2021 |

John and Justin talk about people and groups that are in and out of political races and trends.

A water drop and ripples

If necessary to see the tyranny, reverse the political parties.

By admin | September 18, 2021 |

Let’s be blunt about it:  the January 6 protesters being treated so poorly are political prisoners.  In the United States.  Reverse the parties, and we’d be hearing nonstop mainstream media proclamations about how Biden is “literally Hitler.”  The government is actually arguing that stay-at-home-parents are more of a terrorist threat!

Parents have to stand up for their kids’ rights, as they’re doing in Rhode Island, but beware the judiciary and media.

By Justin Katz | September 17, 2021 |

It’s encouraging to see that some families in Rhode Island have had enough and are willing to take to court to defend their civil rights, as Kim Kalunian reports on WPRI: Sixteen parents and grandparents have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Dan McKee over his statewide school mask mandate. The complaint, filed in Providence Superior…

First Circuit Court of Appeals building

Haughty First Circuit Court Rebuffs Gaspee Project’s Appeal to Protect Donors

By Justin Katz | September 16, 2021 |

The First Circuit’s ruling in Gaspee vs. the Board of Elections is a bad omen, but the contempt the judges show is worse.

A water drop and ripples

A NY judge has halted healthcare worker vaccine mandates in that state.

By Justin Katz | September 15, 2021 |

At least the Northeast isn’t completely gone.  Particularly encouraging, here, is how deeply the lawsuit is framed in terms of our complete loss of rights under perpetual “emergency” declarations.

Open safe deposit boxes

If Americans accept bank-account monitoring, it’s all over.

By Justin Katz | September 13, 2021 |

Hank Berrien sounds an alarm that ought to draw the attention of Americans across the political spectrum: “The proposal would require banks to report gross inflows and outflows to the IRS, including transactions from Venmo, PayPal, crypto exchanges and the like in an effort to fight tax evasion,” the Daily Mail noted, adding, “The IRS…

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