National Politics

A water drop and ripples

Biden’s bike fall is a horrible harbinger for our country.

By Justin Katz | June 18, 2022 |

Naturally, the mainstream media is choosing to share video of Joe Biden falling on his bicycle in which you can’t see what actually happened.  Barstool Sports has the good clip: DOWN GOES BIDEN pic.twitter.com/yxHhRWOJyC — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 18, 2022 It wasn’t even one of those stumbles that happens from time to time. The…

A water drop and ripples

Yes, we should probably expect Democrats to have a hard time nationally.

By Justin Katz | June 15, 2022 |

The political commentary crew on CNN pretty uniformly believes Democrats will experience a “trouncing” come November.  Well, look.  That’s what happens when you install a senile old man through questionable means, selling him (to the extent you bother to make the case at all) as a reasonable centrist even though the people who make decisions…

A water drop and ripples

McConaughey is just in the wrong venue.

By Justin Katz | June 8, 2022 |

Gun-control advocates are very pleased with the speech that actor Matthew McConaughey made from the White House podium, but as is typical, people tend not to look beyond agreement to important secondary considerations. By his choice to be a national activist on this issue, rather than a state one, McConaughey blurred his core issue in…

Teenager gets vaccinated

Vaccines and Veterans

By John Loughlin | May 21, 2022 |

Naomi Wolf tells John Loughlin about the scandal of COVID vaccine coverups; Cox discusses Get Started RI; and two officials talk veterans affairs.

A man with his head in a washing machine

Weird. A surprise Census revision under Raimondo and Biden has proven to be incorrect (or worse).

By Justin Katz | May 20, 2022 |

Is anybody surprised by news of a problem with the U.S. Census finalized under the leadership of Secretary Gina Raimondo and her boss, Joe Biden, that appears to have erroneously salvaged one of Rhode Island’s Congressional seats and a bunch of federal funding?  The imbalance of the results is not, let’s say, what one would…

A gas shortage starts in South Carolina

“Price gouging” is another term pols and the media use to slippery effect.

By Justin Katz | May 16, 2022 |

Three things come immediately to the eye of anybody who carefully reads Sarah Doiron’s WPRI article, “Dems urge crackdown on price gouging as gas skyrockets.” First, the article contains not a single number or specific instance of price gouging.  Politicians (Democrats all) simply note that prices are up, assert that there is “price gouging” and…

A water drop and ripples

Has the media rebranded “gang violence” as “mass shootings”?

By Justin Katz | April 20, 2022 |

You don’t have to pay very much attention to political discourse in the United States to know that “mass shooting” has a very particular definition.  When Americans hear the phrase, they think of one or more psychotic gunmen killing people indiscriminately as an expression of alienation. It feels deliberate, therefore, that the mainstream media appears…

An oyster farmer

Yes, an “equitable aquaculture” earmark in the U.S. Senate is a problem.

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2022 |

To begin with, let’s focus on the word that caught Republicans’ eye and drew out the label, “woke”: Last month, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) sat down on his office couch and recorded a video explaining that he’d be voting against a $1.5-trillion government spending bill that included $13.5 billion in aid for Ukraine. “There are…

A man fuels his car

Biden’s ethanol fuel proposal makes no sense.

By Justin Katz | April 14, 2022 |

Sometimes when you’re busy and check in on the news, it seems nothing makes sense, so let me make sure I’ve got a complete picture, here. Immediately upon entering office, Joe Biden took deliberate steps that were certain to drive up the cost of fuel (restricting drilling, canceling a North American fuel pipeline, etc.), and…

A water drop and ripples

The people running our country are difficult to understand.

By Justin Katz | April 1, 2022 |

Has it ever happened in history that a country’s government has so aggressively opposed a domestic industry so vital to the economy and national security? It’s like an autoimmune disorder. Nancy Pelosi: We cannot “use [high gas prices] as an excuse” to produce more American energy pic.twitter.com/txlUvEYVmS — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 31, 2022