Democrats on the March

A Nipyata

Do we want to be defined by nanny-state bans?

By Justin Katz | January 19, 2022 |

Democrat state representative from Warwick David Bennett continues his long streak of bad legislation with an effort to ban nips — those little bottles of alcohol that have been a fixture of liquor stores for decades: Rep. David Bennett, D-Warwick, is tired of spotting discarded nips strewn along the side of the road whenever he…

Biden & Fauci comply posters

Rhode Island Democrats, is this you?

By Justin Katz | January 18, 2022 |

As expected as it probably should be, I have to say I’m still a bit surprised by these survey findings: – Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters would oppose a proposal for federal or state governments to fine Americans who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine. However, 55% of Democratic voters would support such a…

"Your Vote Is Your Voice" sign

Black Rhode Islanders should recognize how much Harrison Tuttle’s ideology hurts them.

By Justin Katz | January 12, 2022 |

Harrison Tuttle is not merely another run-of-the-mill progressive with all of the approved leftist views.  He’s also the director of the Black Lives Matter Political Action Committee in Rhode Island.  So, when he takes a position on an issue, one would expect him to do so in light of the interests of black people. His…

A water drop and ripples

What’s the plural of “hubris”?

By Justin Katz | December 20, 2021 |

The question derives from New Neo suggesting that thinking installing a figurehead president would simply leave the country to run itself was “hubris squared.”  Is that hubres? Our elites stoked a sense of panic to seize control, with this underlying reality: Whether or not you think Biden won fair and square in 2020 or because of…

School board member decked in CT

Parents’ rage is simmering nationwide.

By Justin Katz | December 17, 2021 |

This is exactly the sort of environment the education system in Rhode Island and other places around the country are inviting as they seek to impose ideological radicalism as guiding lights and institutionalize a system of lying to parents.  At the link, Rod Dreher supplies video of the emotional testimony and accusations of Jessica Konen,…

A water drop and ripples

They crush everything.

By Justin Katz | December 7, 2021 |

The very obscure reference of my subject line is to Jonathan Coulton’s song, “I Crush Everything.”  Spoiler alert:  It’s about a lonely sea monster that has banished itself to the bottom of the sea because everything it tries to get close to and hug it crushes. The chorus came to mind as I read Dennis…

Homeless man "seeking human kindness"

Progressives are never homeless at the State House.

By Justin Katz | December 3, 2021 |

An observer doesn’t have to be cynical to wonder why the Huffington Post published its extensive article warning of the RI Political Co-Op’s division of Ocean State progressives yesterday.  After all, the article was fueled in large part by “a left-wing Rhode Island activist who requested anonymity to protect professional relationships.”  Anonymous sourcing in a case…

A painted target and shadow of the shooter

Don’t doubt RI is in the national progressive movement’s sights.

By Justin Katz | December 2, 2021 |

An interesting (and long) article appeared in the Huffington Post today, in which Daniel Marans details the friction within Rhode Island’s progressive movement.  The tone is of fair reportage, but a point of view does come through, starting with the implicit critique of the Political Co-op in the headline:  “A Progressive Civil War Threatens the…

A water drop and ripples

Harvard’s electoral lawfare program is another “believe your lying eyes” moment.

By Justin Katz | December 2, 2021 |

A network of Democrat and progressive legal teams has developed over the past two decades, and last year it arguably succeeded in frauding Joe Biden into the White House.  Now Harvard University is turning on the spicket to create more, as Mark Hemingway reports for RealClearInvestigations: Reporting the launch of the Election Law Clinic in April,…

A water drop and ripples

I may have to open another account with Chase.

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

ecoRI news celebrates activist Brian Wilder for spending his time harassing Chase Bank.  Apparently, by treating energy companies as, you know, real businesses, the bank  is “funding mass extinction and the climate crisis.”  Who knew? The fossil fuel industry may not give climate advocates a second thought, but it is harder for banks to shake off…

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