Democrats on the March

McKee Antoinette serves cake

Politics This Week: Let Them Eat Leftovers

By Justin Katz | June 18, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the undercurrents of politics in RI and nationally.

A glowing child emerges in the midst of a crowd of crazed monsters

Citizens need stronger self-defense rights against activist assault (for civilizational defense).

By Justin Katz | May 30, 2024 |

We’re getting strong reminders, lately, that a free society with mutual respect for rights is vulnerable to those who have no such respect and don’t much like freedom.  Among the most-stark examples I’ve seen is this incident, in which pro-Hamas Columbia activists encircle and bodily remove a student who objected to their destroying a campus…

An activist speaks through puppets

Think before (and after) you “mic check.”

By Justin Katz | May 29, 2024 |

The recent spate of campus demonstrations supporting the anti-Semitic terrorist group Hamas returned attention to something I’m not aware of having seen since the Occupy Wall Street days:  the activist “mic check.” Among Leftist organizers, this practice is offered as a humanistic means of amplifying a speaker’s voice without equipment.  The person who has the…

A water drop and ripples

A policy of “socially transitioning” children without their parents’ consent…

By Justin Katz | May 17, 2024 |

… leads me to the conclusion that whoever is controlling education policy wants young adults to be ignorant and emotionally unstable: I’m glad people are starting to pay attention, but I’m not optimistic anything can be done.  I couldn’t believe when this policy filtered down from the Obama administration a decade ago.  And I still can’t…

Man jogging on a treadmill while on cell phone threatened by snake

When did life-optimizers become snowflakes?

By Justin Katz | May 16, 2024 |

A self-improvement celebrity’s partisan trigger warning provides a warning about the extent to which we’ve lost our civic heritage.

A Democrat self-interviews

Politics This Week: RI’s Eternal Return

By Justin Katz | May 13, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz explore recent examples of Democrats setting the stage for themselves.

Parents have a picnic with their alien children

Politics This Week: The Twilight Generation of Political Normalcy in Rhode Island

By Justin Katz | May 6, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz worry about the significance of creeping lunacy in RI politics.

A water drop and ripples

The people leaving Massachusetts are no surprise.

By Justin Katz | April 23, 2024 |

Here’s the Boston Globe’s description of the people leaving Massachusetts: Boston Indicators, the research arm of the Boston Foundation, published an analysis exploring trends in so-called domestic outmigration in Massachusetts, or people leaving for elsewhere in the United States. Looking at a two-year average across 2021 and 2022, the analysis found that the people moving…

A water drop and ripples

California’s decline could mirror Rhode Island’s ascent.

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2024 |

Unfortunately, Rhode Islanders don’t want it.  The Ocean State could be a beacon collecting some of tech jobs California is losing, as Joey Politano shows here: Rhode Island is so in the grip of its special interests and ideologues that they’d rather imitate California than create opportunity.

A water drop and ripples

Progressive Democrats want everybody to fit neatly into groups.

By Justin Katz | April 16, 2024 |

That means most of us have to be servants to somebody else.  That’s why a political party that still pretends it’s “for the little guy” is relentlessly targeting “little guys” who work for themselves. This video from John Stossel is worth watching: If you’re independent, you’re difficult to manage. If top-down government can pressure top-down…