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A teacher Xes out George Washington on the blackboard

We’re crossing the line from inadequate education to malevolent indoctrination.

By Justin Katz | February 27, 2024 |

For those willing to step outside the boundaries of “just the way we do things,” the justification for mandatory schooling backstopped by taxpayer-funded government schools is an interesting question.  I’d pick up the rope and pull for the “yes, justified” side.  A country founded on freedom and individual achievement and held together by abstract agreement…

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Education will not improve in RI as long as these folks are setting the agenda.

By Justin Katz | February 27, 2024 |

This is all about ideology and politics, not about truly educating Rhode Island students: Most Rhode Islanders don’t have any idea who these people are, and many of those who do want to avoid the danger and cognitive dissonance of believing they have ulterior motives.  Nonetheless, as long as they have prominent roles in public…

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Progressives really want a civil war, don’t they?

By Justin Katz | February 6, 2024 |

In recent years, a strange emphasis has been emerging on America’s political Left on the notion of treason.  The accusation flies not only against hated political personages, but also retroactively in ways it didn’t used to be applied, like the Confederacy.  It isn’t difficult to see where this is going: According to this person, the…

The word, "vote," on puppet strings

In the current environment, expedited voter registration is an invitation to fraud.

By Justin Katz | February 6, 2024 |

When one of our cars became unusable last year, my family had to buy another, which we did at a dealer in Massachusetts that a friend had recommended.  We’ve bought cars in Massachusetts, before, but it appears that something has changed.  Registering the car took about a month, during which time we were short a…

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Here’s a good thread on the peculiar tactics of progressives.

By Justin Katz | January 17, 2024 |

Over the course of several tweets, John Hayward provides an explanation of why the Left uses tactics that seem sure to bother people rather than win them over, starting here: In brief, these are the shock troops so their slightly more socially legitimate allies can promise to make the disruptions go away for a political…

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The goal is to rewrite our history and unmoor us from it.

By Justin Katz | January 16, 2024 |

Fortunately, this trial balloon has already been deflated, but do not doubt for a moment that the horizon is full of others like it: They (the bureaucrats, progressives, and, sadly, Democrats) believe a rootless country will be easier to subdue and control with permanent power.  I think they’re wrong, but they’ll destroy the country in…

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Maybe we’re being distracted from the genuine treason of the Democrats.

By Justin Katz | January 5, 2024 |

Elon Musk suggests Americans aren’t sufficiently aware of the rivers of illegal immigrants continuing to flood toward the United States: Cartoonist and author Scott Adams adds: “We are literally importing poverty.”  Poverty isn’t all.  We’re also importing illness, social disorder, political disfunction, and more. Americans, of all people, should not be anti-immigration, and legitimate arguments…

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“Equity” hurts vulnerable people.

By Justin Katz | January 3, 2024 |

Imagine taking successful schools away from children and their families in the name of a cult-like belief like “equity”: I know an education student who had the opportunity to be paid much-needed income from a school that would satisfy her final requirement for a degree, but her college told her she couldn’t. Other students aren’t…

Dan McKee as a cartoon fantasy knight

Politics This Week: Living the Fantasies of the Powerful

By Justin Katz | December 27, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss various fantasies of the ruling class in RI and the U.S.

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Contrast the applications of rights to speech.

By Justin Katz | December 26, 2023 |

As we watch progressive activists disrupt life in America, apparently with impunity, progressive attorneys general are happy to provide contrary examples dependent upon political viewpoint: Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell is suing an increasingly active neo-Nazi group and two of its leaders for an escalating pattern of harassing, intimidating, and confrontational conduct at anti-immigration…