Panelists for Legal Insurrections Unity Not Division event

Barrington can be a start to a more-mature discussion about race.

By Justin Katz | May 7, 2021 |

Through his Legal Insurrection blog and the related foundation, Barrington resident and Cornell law professor William Jacobson has been hosting some excellent online panels, and he’s just announced one for May 23 at 8:00 p.m. that takes up the topic of addressing race in his hometown.  The compelling title of the presentation is, “Unity Not Division:…

Mike Stenhouse and Roland Benjamin on In the Dugout

Everything from municipal debt to vaccination gets pushed through our schools.

By Justin Katz | May 5, 2021 |

Mike Stenhouse goes through the details, including a conversation with Roland Benjamin of South Kingstown, In the Dugout.

Rhode Island Public High Schools Span the Nation

By Justin Katz | May 5, 2021 |

The U.S. News ranking of Rhode Island high schools shows that they span from nation-leading to nation-lagging, but the list of fifty-nine schools does not tell the whole story.

The Tragedy of RIDE’s LEAP Report

By Justin Katz | April 30, 2021 |

A little bit of document sleuthing points to the possibility that the RI Dept. of Education’s Learning, Equity & Accelerated Pathways Task Force buried findings that might really challenge the status quo and improve Ocean State education for our children.

School girl in medical mask

When it comes to kids, we’ll probably regret giving in to irrational coronavirus fears.

By Justin Katz | April 29, 2021 |

It’s anecdotal, I know, but in my limited circle of personal awareness, the risk of the COVID-19 vaccinations seems to be inversely proportional to the actual danger of the disease.  None of the elderly people I know who’ve been vaccinated have experienced side effects.  One middle-ager became infected after receiving the vaccine, and two young…

Mike Stenhouse and guests

The powers who be have Rhode Islanders’ children in their sights.

By Justin Katz | April 29, 2021 |

For his In the Dugout show, yesterday, Mike Stenhouse’s guests focused on RI progressives’ government actions in our schools, particularly taking advantage of their enhanced powers under the COVID regime: in the dugout were Ellen Schaffer, Aimee Gardiner, Karen Ferris, Jean Lehand, and Rick Provost.

A room with pealing paint

Watch out for attempts to resell you, for more money, what you’ve already paid for.

By Justin Katz | April 29, 2021 |

A line from Joe Biden’s speech yesterday should be a discussion point about how we look at public policy and at education.  Eric Quintanar highlighted it for the Daily Wire: “Twelve years is no longer enough today to compete with the rest of the world in the 21st century. That’s why my American Families Plan guarantees…

Mike Stenhouse and Rep. Brian Newberry on In the Dugout, 4/22/21

Funny how blame can shift from policy to implementation as needed.

By Justin Katz | April 22, 2021 |

Mike Stenhouse’s In the Dugout show today included guests Republican Representative Brian Newberry and Dr. Andrew Bostom, the first defending his civics education legislation and the second talking COVID matters.  Note, in particular Newberry’s defense of his bill on the grounds that concerns expressed on the show yesterday by Stanley Kurtz were about “implementation,” not the…

The NCAA logo as a pride flag

Providence College Should Quit the NCAA

By Justin Katz | April 22, 2021 |

The culture wars can’t be a one-way fight, and the longer the forces of tolerance and truth restrain themselves, the more certain their defeat will be.

Mike Stenhouse and Stanley Kurtz on In the Dugout

We’re being duped on energy policy and civics education.

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2021 |

Today on his In the Dugout show, Mike Stenhouse interviewed National Review’s Stanley Kurtz on the subject of duplicitous civics-education legislation and RI Senate candidate Charles Callanan ​on the costs to you of RI’s Green New Deal.

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