Election Reform

A water drop and ripples

Is progressive education policy the result of ignorance or cynical malice?

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2024 |

One has to wonder such things after seeing posts like this, from Rhode Island Democrat State Senator Tiara Mack: Teenagers lack the maturity and experience to know what it is they need to learn or how it should be taught.  Raising doubt about adults capacity in this regard would be a fair response, but for this…

Bike riders storm the RI State House

Politics This Week: Political Unspeakables

By Justin Katz | April 15, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz highlight some unspeakable stories in RI.

A water drop and ripples

Ken Block is telling Democrats the story they want to hear.

By Justin Katz | April 10, 2024 |

I don’t doubt Ken is being honest about his findings, or lack thereof, from his voter fraud review in 2020, but from the very first, I’ve though he’s was overstating his scope and the extent to which his investigation was conclusive.  Very plainly put, “I did not find evidence” is not the same as “there…

The Independent Man drives away from the State House

Politics This Week: Arrested Hope

By Justin Katz | April 8, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review some of the distractions and calamities in Rhode Island government.

A healthcare panel gives thumbs down.

Politics This Week: Under Their Thumb

By Justin Katz | April 1, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz warn of growing government control and corruption.

A man in a suit holds a soccer ball decorated with dollar signs

Elaborate government investment fraud creates incentive for election fraud.

By Justin Katz | February 21, 2024 |

The latest shiny news object in Rhode Island media is the revelation that the Tidewater soccer stadium will cost Rhode Island taxpayers $132 million in order to finance $27 million of the construction costs, or $4.4 million per year for 30 years.  Grumbling is being heard from people with familiar names — “obviously these are…

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…

A 1950s coach has a bad idea

Politics This Week: RI Pols Put the Exploitation in “Team”

By Justin Katz | January 22, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the ways in which RI’s self-appointed “coach” and self-presumed captains manipulate the “team” of Rhode Islanders.

Man with a knife sneaks up behind a Republican girl

Politics This Week: The Danger of Political Innocence

By Justin Katz | January 9, 2024 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz detail gaps in political awareness in RI.

Mail ballot envelope

The lessons of recent elections for RI Republicans remain clear.

By Justin Katz | November 8, 2023 |

Surprising absolutely nobody, Democrat Gabe Amo won the available Congressional seat in Rhode Island yesterday. For those who really get into local politics, the thrill of the bet in such races is predicting whether the Republican will come in closer to 30% or closer to 35%.  Gerry Leonard hit the 35%, so congratulations to him.…