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Something more than hypocrisy is going on on the Left.

By Justin Katz | March 15, 2023 |

We’re probably all feeling the increasing (let’s say) incoherence of things over the past decade or more, but I’ve found it clarifying.  Distinctions and beliefs have reached cartoonish levels, which teaches lessons that may continue to apply in subtler degree when (if) life moves back toward sanity. One may long have suspected that progressives (once,…

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Politics This Week: Things Stated and Unstated in RI Politics

By Justin Katz | March 6, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss things RI insiders do and don’t want the public to think about.

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History suggests that now is the time to start speaking up in Rhode Island.

By Justin Katz | February 8, 2023 |

A broad review of history suggests that the time to stop a dangerous social or political trend is when the changes being implemented are relatively minor and the concerns are arguably still hypothetical.  At that stage, the general value of cooperation can overcome the preferences of this or that faction.  As the factions disregard the…

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Journalists face a real risk to digging into Antifa.

By Justin Katz | January 30, 2023 |

Andy Ngo continues to do the work mainstream journalists won’t digging into the ranks of Antifa: They present themselves as rebels against the system, fighting to preserve a piece of local woodland. Yet many of the terrorist suspects arrested and charged over occupying government property and the violent attack in downtown Atlanta on Saturday are…

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Another front that reasonable people in RI can’t forget.

By Justin Katz | December 23, 2022 |

I know, I know… put something else on the list why don’t you?  Well, this is an area that cannot be forgotten: Progressives have spent decades deliberately invading institutions with an eye toward turning them politically to their favor, which mean first making them political.  I’m not among those on the other side who believes…

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The federal government is sowing the seeds of our division.

By Justin Katz | December 21, 2022 |

I’m midway through reading a book about the psychology of changing your mind, and the author apparently sees understanding the subject as an important tool in overcoming our polarization.  I’ll have much more to say about the book, no doubt, not least to suggest that increasingly subtle psychological manipulation may be causing the polarization.  After all,…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Herding the Insiders

By Justin Katz | December 12, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss several ways insider Democrats (especially McKee) are finding themselves herded by their constituencies.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: When Activism and Complaints Become Community

By Justin Katz | December 5, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz wonder about the consequences when activism swamps everything.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Awash in Failure

By Justin Katz | November 21, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review varied ways in which Rhode Island’s establishment is failing the state.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Election Review

By Justin Katz | November 15, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the election results and discuss the problems and solutions.