Democrats on the March

Image of illegal immigrants about to board buses in RI

What do you call it when the administration secretly transforms the country?

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2021 |

Nick Miroff (of the Washington Post, of all publications) reports that arrests along our southern border are occurring at record rates. Meanwhile, the New York Post has photos of illegal immigrants being flown into New York in the middle of the night, for distribution in nearby communities.  This recalls news items coming in from around the country,…

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 soldier signals to hold

Biden’s military politicization is genuinely the sort of thing authoritarians do.

By Justin Katz | October 15, 2021 |

If you blinked (or don’t get your information from non-mainstream-progressive news sources), you might have missed the Biden administration’s explicit attempts to politicize the United States military along partisan lines.  John Lucas explains for The Federalist: President Joe Biden and his administration are continuing to purge and politicize the American military. Consistent with the totalitarian left’s…

Burning $100 bills

Magaziner is abusing the position of General Treasurer.

By Justin Katz | October 14, 2021 |

If we had a healthy civic culture, wherein citizens had been adequately educated in the appropriate use of government power, it would be the stuff of scandal, rather than political bragging, that Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is abusing his authority over state investment funds for purposes of political activism.  As he touts on…

Scene from The Handmaid's Tale

What’s RI progressives’ problem with independently thinking women?

By Justin Katz | October 7, 2021 |

Patrick Anderson is reporting in the Providence Journal that another woman involved with the Rhode Island Political Cooperative is being made to answer for having shared something on Facebook that strays from the dogmatic progressive line.  Actually “reporting” is probably not the correct verb.  As far as one can tell from the article, Anderson is the one…

Silhouette over digital background

The Oath Keepers hack is what progressives want for all of us.

By Justin Katz | October 6, 2021 |

One needn’t endorse or repudiate the Oath Keepers organization to observe that the hack and release of its internal communications raises disturbing questions at a time when state and federal government agencies are seeking more of a view into private donor lists and personal bank accounts: The emails were obtained by BuzzFeed News after an…

Firedancer in a ring of fire

Progressive infighting is interesting to watch, anyway.

By Justin Katz | October 5, 2021 |

There was Aaron Regunberg, up there at Harvard Law, thinking he’d take a step away from Rhode Island politics for a bit to further mine his white privilege for career gold when the political pieces started to move of their own volition.  As he writes in the Boston Globe: Many members of Rhode Island’s progressive movement…

A water drop and ripples

Terry McAuliffe summarizes Democrats’ view of parents and education

By Justin Katz | September 29, 2021 |

The Democrat candidate for Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (who is the former governor and a long-time Democrat Party insider going back to the Bill Clinton White House) said the quiet part out loud during a recent debate: I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own…

A water drop and ripples

Crazy federal spending is how the Left pays its activists.

By Justin Katz | September 27, 2021 |

Nancy Pelosi is swearing that the Democrats’ insanely expensive quasi-infrastructure infrastructure bill will pass this week.  Every time I see these numbers, I remember something I learned during the Obama presidency.  This is how the Left funds its movement — not only union workers but progressive non-profits and others, filtering down to the street level.…

Matt Brown swears in kick-off video

Who wants Matt Brown to be governor? Out-of-state progressive experimenters.

By Justin Katz | September 27, 2021 |

One topic conspicuously not addressed in Matt Brown’s slick new video announcing his candidacy for Rhode Island governor is what qualifies him specifically to run an organization as large and complex as the state government.  Surely a willingness to drop the F-bomb isn’t sufficient in itself.  That omission raises the question asked in the subject of this…

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