A boy rummages through trash at the dump

Americans seem to be getting the early indications of a very bitter taste.

By Justin Katz | May 9, 2022 |

The news comes from the beginning of the digestive process… The out-of-stock rate for baby formula hovered between 2% and 8% in the first half of 2021, but began rising sharply last July. Between November 2021 and early April 2022, the out-of-stock rate jumped to 31%, data from Datasembly showed. To the end… Sky-high prices…

Black man reviewing business trends

Right-to-work states passed non-right-to-work states in employment during the pandemic.

By Justin Katz | May 5, 2022 |

This, from Mark Tapscott in The Epoch Times seems like exactly the sort of thing we’d be hearing a lot about if those tasked with promulgating and debating information were truly committed to the American project of freedom and experimentation: There were 78.3 million employed individuals in the [right-to-work (RTW)] states in February 2020, when the…

A child hides behind a tree

Don’t miss the obvious in RI’s baby drain.

By Justin Katz | May 2, 2022 |

It is remarkable that Paul Edward Parker’s Providence Journal article about the “record-shattering baby shortage” in the Ocean State goes on as long as it does without making the key, irreducible point.  … The number being born in the Ocean State has ebbed to its lowest point in more than a century. The phenomenon has been so…

A ceramic bunny and eggs

Catching up with John Loughlin’s April

By John Loughlin | April 23, 2022 |

John Loughlin conducts multiple interviews on a variety of topics during the month of April.

A man fuels his car

Biden’s ethanol fuel proposal makes no sense.

By Justin Katz | April 14, 2022 |

Sometimes when you’re busy and check in on the news, it seems nothing makes sense, so let me make sure I’ve got a complete picture, here. Immediately upon entering office, Joe Biden took deliberate steps that were certain to drive up the cost of fuel (restricting drilling, canceling a North American fuel pipeline, etc.), and…

A communist monument

Proposals for new college taxes prove institutions should be wary of left-wing alliances.

By Justin Katz | April 13, 2022 |

Legislation from socialist state Representative David Morales should be a warning to institutions (whether non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses) about furthering the power of progressives: Industry leaders and university officials in Rhode Island were outraged after a bipartisan slate of lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would allow host cities to impose taxes on endowments…

Plastic shopping bags

Do you get the sense our legislators have completely disconnected from reality?

By Justin Katz | April 8, 2022 |

Somehow, I’d hoped that a silver lining of the pandemic would be a little more wariness among lawmakers about tripping over unforeseen circumstances.  But we’re back to normal, now, in ways good and bad, so the state Senate has returned to the pressing business of forbidding Rhode Island stores from offering customers the option of plastic…

A Providence neighborhood at night

Realization of the progressive dream of banning single-family zoning would be devastating.

By Justin Katz | March 24, 2022 |

More frequently than I liked, during my years reading the thousands of bills submitted in the Rhode Island General Assembly each year, I’d come across one that made me wonder how anybody could submit such a thing.  Legislators couldn’t truly be representative of their constituents if they were expected to be the uber academics we…

Burning $100 bills

U.S. Policy Could Burn the Dollar

By John Loughlin | March 22, 2022 |

Financial expert Dennis Miller outlines the effects of the United States’s reckless undermining of the dollar as the global reserve currency for John Loughlin.

A butterfly in hands

We have a real opportunity to flip the script for younger generations.

By Justin Katz | March 18, 2022 |

Whether in a fictional battle of good and evil or real-life politics, when the dark side is ascendant, we have an unfortunate tendency to ascribe to it a competence it does not have.  Sure, a cabal of elite globalists may scheme on behalf of a Great Reset, but… they’re nuts.  In the long run, their…