Toy General Lee car drives up a book open to be a ramp

The Confederate Flag and Irony

By Justin Katz | January 17, 2024 |

Reactionary responses to Nikki Haley’s comments about the Confederate flag show the irony of progressive ideology.

A water drop and ripples

Progressives took over academia and journalism to rewrite facts and history.

By Justin Katz | January 4, 2024 |

I wondered, the other day, whether young Americans are so much ignorant of history as they are indifferent to the truth.  Here’s another shocking datapoint in that set: Following the trail of links suggests that the culprit is not ignorance or, for that matter, indifference.  This is part of an approach.  A filmmaker (presumably of…

A water drop and ripples

Is Holocaust denial a matter of historical indifference or indifference about truth?

By Justin Katz | January 2, 2024 |

When a poll came out about a month ago finding 20% of young Americans (18-29) believe the Holocaust to be a made-up incident, with 28% stating that Jews have too much power in the United States, I had the same reaction as many.  This is not a far-right phenomenon, but a far-left one.  Our education…

An colonial elite looks in a broken mirror while leaving the scene of an assault

With Thanksgiving for our national inheritance, let’s turn away from the turmoil progressive division will create.

By Justin Katz | November 22, 2023 |

As we all prepare (if only nominally) to recall the gratitude we ought to feel for the establishment of the beacon of freedom into which we were born, with a specific nod to a moment of shared humanity on Thanksgiving, take a moment to play with a fancy interactive infographic Bloomberg published in September. The…

A girl resembling Anne Frank sitting and covering her face

You could argue including the hidden parts of Anne Frank’s diary is a secondary violation.

By Justin Katz | October 9, 2023 |

A recent teapot tempest in the Censorship Wars (at least the skirmishes over keeping arguably pornographic and sex-promoting work out of elementary school libraries) has to do with parents’ objecting to a graphic novel version of Ann Frank’s diary.  You can dig multiple layers into the story, though, for a more-full picture. The first layer,…

Dora Vasquez Hellner, Alyson Matera, and Darlene D'Arezzo on State of the State, Marcy 7, 2023

State of the State: Women’s History Month: Women in the Military

By Darlene D'Arezzo | April 30, 2023 |

Host Darlene D’Arezzo discusses the history of women in the United States military with Army veteran Dora Vasquez Hellner and Alyson Matera of the Rhode Island National Guard.

Mike Stenhouse and Richard August on State of the State 3/13/23

State of the State: RIDE Curriculum Mandates

By Richard August | April 16, 2023 |

Host Richard August and Mike Stenhouse of the RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity talk about the ways in which Rhode Island history and social studies curricula teach activism rather than Americans’ political heritage.

Lincoln Memorial

What if Abe had landed a plumb paid internship when he was young?

By Justin Katz | December 22, 2022 |

That’s the question that comes to mind when I see an historical anecdote such as this from Jean-Marie Valheur (via Instapundit): You will often hear about his great speeches, wonderful quotes, witty little anecdotes here and there. Or insights into his complex marriage. His mental health issues and how he overcame them and carried on…

Kenneth Bowman, James Beck, and Darlene D'Arrezzo on State of the State

State of the State: RI State Police Museum Foundation

By Darlene D'Arezzo | July 3, 2022 |

Host Darlene D’Arezzo introduces viewers to the RI State Police Museum with retired Lieutenants Kenneth Bowman and James Beck.

A water drop and ripples

So much changes…

By Justin Katz | March 30, 2022 |

I’m glad to have learned about the Abernathy Boys’ cross-country adventures a century ago, but I do wonder.  Sure, the 10- and 6-year-olds’ adventures do echo across the decades as something lost.  And yet… their story was unique even then, and life has become less dangerous for children, which is a good thing. On the…