Foreign Affairs

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 soldier signals to hold

Battle Readiness and Charitable Endeavors

By John Loughlin | March 29, 2022 |

Dakota Wood of the Heritage Foundation discusses military considerations with Russia, and Cortney Nicolato and Monica Deroche promote 401 Gives.

A military explosion

Saltwater, War, and Cancer

By John Loughlin | March 8, 2022 |

John Loughlin speaks with Dr. Tim Shafman on colorectal cancer, Jack Posobiec of Human Events on Ukraine, and Greg Vespe on saltwater fishing.

A communist monument

Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Corruption and Politics Stew

By Justin Katz | March 7, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz lift the curtain on messaging and posturing in RI politics.

Interactive art at the RI Dept. of Labor

Are we allowed to point out obvious truths about Putin, RI labor unions, progressives, and energy?

By Justin Katz | March 3, 2022 |

I don’t want to make too much of this, but sometimes we have to put the obvious on the table.  Otherwise, we’re apt to wander off in dense forests of complexity because we reject the ability to see in an open field. Journalistic writer Michael Shellenberger makes the so-obvious-it’s-easy-to-ignore point that the West’s throttling down…

A water drop and ripples

Should Ukrainian refugees expect a modern American welcome?

By Justin Katz | March 1, 2022 |

Democrat Governor Dan McKee’s letter to Joe Biden expressing our state’s willingness to house refugees from war in Ukraine raises many questions.  For instance, why is this particular offering worthy of a prominent, grandiloquent pronouncement while accepting midnight flights of illegal immigrants (mostly young men) is not? Separately, one wonders what it means to welcome…

The Canadian Truckers Convoy Delivered a Crushing Blow to Trudeau

By Chris Maxwell | March 1, 2022 |

Much has been debated about the effectiveness of the recently-defused Canadian Truckers Convoy. One thing is for certain, the collective efforts and voice of Canada’s trucking industry, galvanized by frustration over far more than vax mandates, essentially exposed the agenda of and brought to his knees the once powerful Justin Trudeau. Trudeau’s actions in refusing…

Old painting of fighting puppets

After Russia’s attack, we can only hope the people running things are more competent than they appear.

By Justin Katz | February 25, 2022 |

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — being a strategic attack disrupting a general atmosphere of peaceful exhaustion among European countries — has a cautionary component for analysts.  While one can reasonably suggest that this or that factor is playing a role, strong assertions about the motivations and plans of the people involved are best avoided.  That’s…

Theodore Gericault, Heroic Landscape with Fishermen

As war falls upon the world, what you do right now will change what happens in the future.

By Justin Katz | February 24, 2022 |

A “great reset” inevitably rewinds history to the point at which the supposed error was made, which means we’re in for challenging times, but with the opportunity for revival.

A truck in a rearview

Checking in on Canadian Democracy

By John Loughlin | February 19, 2022 |

Karen Straughan gives John Loughlin the Canadian perspective on the “highly embarrassing” actions of her country’s government.