Democrats on the March

A water drop and ripples

Here’s one thing that’s feeling very familiar about the Paul Pelosi story.

By Justin Katz | October 29, 2022 |

As with myriad issues, many of them related to COVID-19, we’re seeing an instant demand that we accept the approved narrative so zealously that confounding details cannot be considered, with disagreement, or even doubt, being framed in entirely partisan terms.  This doesn’t necessarily mean the 180-degree opposite narrative is correct, but it does mean we…

A water drop and ripples

I’m seeing a lot of RI Democrats insisting that GOP rhetoric is causing violence.

By Justin Katz | October 29, 2022 |

I’m also seeing RI Democrats attempting to raise money with emails saying things like: Ashley Kalus is no imaginary monster … We have to stop her from gaining any power in Rhode Island and trying to drag us back into a terrifying past with less freedom. Remember that the people who write these messages probably…

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Politics this Week with John DePetro: Election as a Tale of Two RIs

By Justin Katz | October 25, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz explore the central divide of Rhode Island politics.

Boy in a library

Rhode Island is doing especially badly with boys’ education.

By Justin Katz | October 21, 2022 |

From time to time, I get in a little spat with some well-meaning progressive on social media that reminds me of something I figured out decades ago but periodically forget:  In the belief system of many (most?) progressives, no machinery is required between intent and achievement.  Wanting to help people means making it a law…

Crazy Eggs

Can the U.S. Survive the Madness of Its Politics?

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2022 |

It may be Crazy Season, but the rationale Democrats are giving for their votes is enough to make one despair of our nation’s capacity to analyze problem, develop solutions, and survive.

A water drop and ripples

Basically, McKee thinks Rhode Islanders are the rednecks of New England.

By Justin Katz | October 13, 2022 |

Whatever your political affiliation, you should recognize that Democrat Governor Dan McKee’s “you’re not from here” attack ad on Republican Ashley Kalus is dark and disgusting: You can’t lead a state you don’t know. I am proud to call Rhode Island home. — Governor Dan McKee (@DanMcKeeRI) October 13, 2022 Even if we ignore…

A businessman stands on a broken bridge

Politics this Week with John DePetro: Disconnects as a Sign of Dysfunction

By Justin Katz | October 12, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the dysfunction of Rhode Island politics.

A water drop and ripples

Democrats argue with themselves on social media (without realizing it).

By Justin Katz | October 5, 2022 |

I’m seeing two conflicting talking points permeate my social media feeds.  Out one side of their mouths, they insist that people must vote against Allan Fung no matter who he is, what he’s done, or what he believes, because he’s simply a vote for a Republican Congress.  Out the other side of their mouths, they…

Cooling towers at Brayton Point

A passing thought on the outrage about the PUC’s energy-price increase.

By Justin Katz | September 28, 2022 |

I saw in the Boston Globe, today, some spin blaming Donald Trump for New England’s worsening energy woes.  The phrases are almost like a trick image that looks different when you cross your eyes or look at it directly. The reporter’s eyes appear to be crossed, and those of the progressives citing the text on social…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Double Standards in Culture and Politics

By Justin Katz | September 26, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the political and cultural wrestling in Rhode Island.