Culture

An Analytical Eye for Systemic Racism

By Justin Katz | June 11, 2021 |

Studies purporting to find evidence of “systemic racism” often miss the mark or, alternately, identify “systemic racism” for which progressive ideology is to blame and that Critical Race Theory (CRT) will only make worse.

Chains on white skin

Does Barack Obama realize how much he stokes division? Is it deliberate?

By Justin Katz | June 10, 2021 |

Obama has always had a talent for talking out of both sides of his mouth.  On one hand, as Nina Bookout catches for Victory Girls, he’ll say things like this, reminiscent of the Democrat convention speech that put him on the national political map: Right now, it’s easy to focus on what divides us, and there…

Ninny Nothin anti-Christian Sacred Heart

We now return to the promotion of drag queens to children at libraries.

By Justin Katz | June 9, 2021 |

One of the silver linings of having most of the more-progressive precincts of the nation shut down (a silver lining more than offset by the rest of the storm, of course) was that it limited progressives’ access to other people’s children.  Thus, controversies over drag queen story hours were limited to related incidents, like the…

A shush post at VisionLab

When Journalists Deride Requests for Public Access in Government

By Justin Katz | June 8, 2021 |

With their ideological bias, Rhode Island journalists don’t see themselves as aligned with those seeking public accountability regardless of worldview, but with the powerful seeking to impose their worldview on the powerless.

Phil Eil's tweet about Allan Fung

Phil Eil should be honest about the nature of anti-Asian bias.

By Justin Katz | June 7, 2021 |

Phil Eil is a freelance writer and former political editor for the Providence Phoenix, and his response to a recent op-ed by former Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the Boston Globe is strangely political and bitter: Interesting op-ed from Allan Fung. What I’ve never been able to figure out — and what he doesn’t address in the…

Kory Jeshua with his daughter

This is the vision with which Americans of all races agree.

By Justin Katz | June 3, 2021 |

A video from (apparently) conservative TikTokker (or whatever they’re called) Kory Yeshua discussing Critical Race Theory alongside his daughter went viral when it made the jump to Twitter, and deservedly so.  Give it a couple minutes of your time:* One of the best videos opposing Critical Race Theory that you’ll ever see. 👏🏼🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/cXOfheV0kJ —…

Michael Douglas in Falling Down

We’re falling down because somebody’s deliberately removing the ground out from under us.

By Justin Katz | June 2, 2021 |

I’ve been thinking about Stacy McCain’s thoughts upon rewatching the classic Michael Douglas movie, Falling Down. The quick summary of the movie is that Douglas’s character, William Foster, has lost everything.  Unless I’ve forgotten a detail (it’s been a while since I watched it), he didn’t really do anything to deserve it.  Those on whom…

Michelle Cretella and Alan Branch

Those of us outside the progressive mainstream have to get back to in-person fellowship.

By Justin Katz | May 27, 2021 |

David Aucoin, of the Family Policy Alliance of Rhode Island sends along information about an event in October (PDF flier).  It was originally scheduled prior to the pandemic and had to be postponed, illustrating how much of a hindrance the lockdown has been to those who play the opposition role in Rhode Island. The event,…

Norman Rockwell's Freedom to Worship

Comparing the Equality Act with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act shows which side is actually interested in a pluralist country.

By Justin Katz | May 26, 2021 |

In a brief explainer from Heritage, Thomas Jipping lays out clearly how claims that the so-called Equality Act would restrict other rights are another example of progressives’ insisting that we deny what is obvious in service of their ideology: [The] Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) … provides that a person whose exercise of religion has…

Police arrest a young man at the beach

The early beach incidents are not a good sign, although what’s rotten isn’t clear.

By Justin Katz | May 25, 2021 |

John DePetro’s been posting about various incidents at Narragansett beach over the weekend.  First there were gang fights at Narragansett Pier: A massive gang beach brawl broke out on Narragansett town beach known as the pier on Sunday.  A woman from Cranston was threatened when she asked gang members to lower their music ( as they were…

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