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Politics This Week: Ulterior Motives from the RI Left

By Justin Katz | November 27, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz point out the hidden motives of RI politicians and activists and their works.

“Clean Cars/Clean Trucks” Only Risks “Cleaning” Rhode Island of Dealerships and Tax Revenue

By Monique Chartier | November 14, 2023 |

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports (Page 11) that as of the fourth quarter of 2022, Rhode Island has fifty dealerships that sell new cars. ¬†Note that this figure does not include dealerships selling new trucks, new buses, new motor homes, new motorcycles, et etera. Governor Dan McKee’s proposed 2024 budget, Page 158 of…

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Politics This Week: Warning Signs of a Cultural Monster

By Justin Katz | October 16, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss Rhode Island politics and the unsettling reaction to atrocity.

John Kerry: Zero Emissions by China and US (and Rhode Island) Not Enough

By Monique Chartier | August 1, 2023 |

Last week came the good news (for our electric bills) that Rhode Island Energy, formerly National Grid, had declined the Revolution Wind 2 offshore wind proposal. A week prior, John Kerry, President Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, departed from China without accomplishing his mission; namely, to … use climate co-operation to redefine their [US…

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Politics This Week: A Political Class Without a Care

By Justin Katz | July 31, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the curious lack of real disagreement in RI politics.

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Rhode Island Energy (National Grid) Correctly Nixes Revolution Wind 2

By Monique Chartier | July 23, 2023 |

A lot going on, I know; e.g.,everybody good with their nomination signatures to get on the CD1 ballot …? But I didn’t want to let this go by without flagging. Citing “higher proposed contract costs”, Rhode Island Energy, formerly National Grid, announced Tuesday that it declined the Revolution Wind 2 offshore wind proposal, the sole…

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Politics This Week: Unions Versus the People in RI

By Justin Katz | July 17, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss evidence of unions’ tightening grip on Rhode Island and other political topics.

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Politics This Week: The Confused State of Ethics in RI

By Justin Katz | June 30, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the evidence that RI’s electeds don’t get ethics.

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Politics This Week: RI Edged Toward the Radical

By Justin Katz | June 26, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz check in on RI politics at the beginning of the week.

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Politics This Week: Failures of Representation

By Justin Katz | June 7, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review ways in which the RI elite fail to represent the people.