A water drop and ripples

RI pediatricians shouldn’t care more about indoctrination than children.

By Justin Katz | September 19, 2023 |

As is increasingly required, Nicole Solas has gone outside of Rhode Island to bring attention to a problem within the state, writing in Daily Caller: I pay my pediatrician for check-ups and throat cultures, not ideological finger-wagging about sex education in kindergarten. But at that moment I realized that gender ideology in medicine and education was…

Animals stampede into a river

Liberation psychiatry could destroy our civilization.

By Justin Katz | August 11, 2023 |

Whether well-intentioned or conspiratorial, prescribing political activism as a form of therapy will inevitably create a destructive cycle.

Doctor covers a piggy bank

Why can’t Neronha and the local media give us insurance information straight?

By Justin Katz | August 10, 2023 |

Spin from Attorney General Peter Neronha, which local media picked up mostly without skepticism or even context, shows Rhode Islanders are defenseless against the activists’ storyline.

Providence and Newport featured on a cartoon map of Rhode Island.

Politics This Week: Pols Pandering to “Rhode Island Values”

By Justin Katz | July 5, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the latest political news of the state.

Children at sunset

American kids’ life expectancy isn’t so bad, if all things are considered.

By Justin Katz | April 6, 2023 |

To what extent, do you think, is our current predicament caused by a feedback loop of blindness?  Perhaps the people investigating society’s questions are actually incapable of considering some possibilities for ideological reasons.  They therefore craft policies and advance cultural changes whose outcomes they cannot measure because of the blind spot with which they began.…

Ellen Schroeder and Susan Orban on State of the State

State of the State: Promoting Mental Wellness Using The Greatest 8 Skills

By Susan Orban | March 19, 2023 |

Host Susan Orban speaks with URI professor Ellen Schroeder about strategies for parents to develop their children’s mental wellness.

Governor McKee and a relevant screenshot

Governor McKee Refuses to Explain Highly Selective Enforcement Against Dr. Skoly

By Monique Chartier | February 16, 2023 |

Late last month, Dr. Stephen Skoly’s legal team, New Civil Liberties Alliance, filed a response to the State of Rhode Island’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit he had filed for “arbitrarily and unlawfully” ending his surgical practice and for violating his First Amendment rights.

Teenager gets vaccinated

Can the provaxers change their minds?

By Justin Katz | December 30, 2022 |

A skeptical reader can find many things worthy of comment in David McRaney’s How Minds Change even beyond the author’s central objective of training people how to manipulate others psychologically to implement radical policies.  Not wanting to write a book in response, I’ll probably just bring them up as they become relevant. One side point…

A dark cloud and a dark wave

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Dark Clouds Coming

By Justin Katz | November 28, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz take stock of Rhode Island in the aftermath of the election.

A water drop and ripples

Don’t miss the significance of the amoxicillin shortage.

By Justin Katz | November 22, 2022 |

Such efforts are easy to dismiss as blame-laying, but it’s important for us to take careful stock of recent decisions, and the more gargantuan the effect, the more attention we should pay.  So, put this on the list: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reported a shortage of liquid amoxicillin, which is typically prescribed…