Clothes display in a retail store

Psst, Democrats: the key to higher wages is a strong economy and domestic workforce.

By Justin Katz | July 15, 2021 |

Of course, then government can’t take direct credit for handing out money. Newsmax reports that employers across the country are thrilled to be finding teens willing to take entry-level jobs: As the U.S. economy bounds back with unexpected speed from the pandemic recession and customer demand intensifies, high school-age kids are filling jobs that older workers…

U.S. Capitol Building

Counting immigrants toward representation reduces Rhode Island’s influence.

By Justin Katz | June 23, 2021 |

So suggests Hans von Spakovsky, reviewing some studies of apportionment and the effects of including non-citizens while calculating each state’s share of representation in Congress: In 2015, the Congressional Research Service did an analysis of how representation in the House would have changed after the 2010 Census if apportionment had been based on the 2013…

Jorge Elorza speaks at a Pride event

Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Privileged in Rhode Island

By Justin Katz | June 21, 2021 |

This week, John and Justin discuss the special interests who get special privileges in the Ocean State.

Immigrant crossing sign with Discover Beautiful RI sign

Ciccone’s bill to create driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants has double the incentive to come here.

By Justin Katz | June 21, 2021 |

There is a reasonable case to be made on safety grounds to have people who are in the country illegally take steps to follow some laws, like those around driving vehicles.  If the federal government isn’t doing its job, the argument would go, states have to find ways to address the many problems that arise…

WPRI coverage of encampment

When did America become the Land of Other People’s Money?

By Justin Katz | June 14, 2021 |

Many things are concerning about the homeless encampment in Providence that has been in the news lately and about the way the issue is being framed, but one thread that really sticks out is this, from Brian Amaral’s Boston Globe story: Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris, who represents the area, said Elorza should call a state of…

Silhouette of a stickup

Strong immigration policies limited to orderly entry make the community safer.

By Justin Katz | June 4, 2021 |

Given the evolving mix of news stories in the Ocean State recently — with violent crime involving gangs and/or people with prior arrests, particularly for possession of illegal guns, stretching now from Providence to Newport — one could reasonably expect the trends to continue, with crime becoming an increasingly prominent subject of conversation. With that…

The end of Gould and 2nd in Warwick

A Warwick illegal alien shows RI isn’t immune to the wave of convicted sex offenders streaming across the southern border.

By Justin Katz | June 2, 2021 |

This year, government agents are seeing exponential growth in the number of known sex offenders entering the United States.  Joseph Curl reports for The Daily Wire: “Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector in Texas have seen a 3,166% increase in arrests of convicted sex offenders compared to the same timeframe last fiscal year…

Juan Carlos Martinez

Problems arise when we forget that putting people in prison protects the community.

By Justin Katz | May 20, 2021 |

John DePetro reports on the disturbing case of Juan Carlos Martinez: Martinez ( status unknown) was sentenced to forty years at the ACI but was let out in March without officials notifying I.C.E. Martinez is accused of luring female illegals into his house of horrors’ in Providence where he would sexually assault them. Martinez would…

A child being vaccinated

Public health and “science” are becoming pure instruments of control.

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2021 |

Most Americans have probably never given it a thought, but it’s common for state governments to offer exemptions, as for religious beliefs, when they skirt the line of individual sovereignty.  Connecticut appears poised to cross that line by wiping away religious exemptions for vaccines: The State Senate passed the repeal of religious exemption for childhood…

Immigrant crossing sign with Discover Beautiful RI sign

Politics This Week with John DePetro: RI’s Most Important Residents

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2021 |

The weekly conversation about politics between John DePetro and Justin Katz digs into the trends and hidden meanings behind politics and policy in Rhode Island, raising the question of whether it’s all about replacing Rhode Islanders with immigrants.

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