National Politics

A water drop and ripples

We’re supposed to ignore something important when it comes to Trump news.

By Justin Katz | September 27, 2023 |

From the time he first entered politics in a serious way, we’ve been warned that Donald Trump represented a unique threat that would destroy our country.  This has provided an important lens for evaluating the events that have followed. For instance, during and after the 2020 election, many of us have questioned the narrative that,…

Crazy Eggs

We can pay attention now or find out how many bodies it takes to break a narrative.

By Justin Katz | May 17, 2023 |

An entirely plausible interpretation of events sounds crazy, suggesting we all have an interest in pushing back and enforcing accountability for those who’ve brought us to this point.

Man hiding money behind his back with his fingers crossed.

Politics This Week: Rhode Island, the Begging State

By Justin Katz | March 29, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the factors behind Rhode Island’s inability to raise sufficient funds for major projects.

Jim Palmisciano, Sarah R, and John Carlevale on State of the State

State of the State: Introducing the RI Forward Party

By John Carlevale | March 26, 2023 |

Host John Carlevale introduces viewers to the RI Forward Party with Jim Palmisciano and Sarah R.

A water drop and ripples

I’m not making claims of election fraud, here…

By Justin Katz | December 24, 2022 |

… but the ability to spend $1.7 trillion with relative ease and minimal scrutiny is a whole lot of incentive to manipulate elections.  In debates about such issues, it’s shocking that nobody ever mentions the incentive.

A water drop and ripples

Cicilline doesn’t trust the American people.

By Justin Katz | December 23, 2022 |

Whatever your view of Donald Trump and/or David Cicilline, take a moment to think about the underlying perspective required for a position like this: Democratic Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline is leading an effort to ban former President Donald Trump from holding public office again. If this means anything, it means that Cicilline wants to…

Cash, cuffs, and the American flag

The federal government is sowing the seeds of our division.

By Justin Katz | December 21, 2022 |

I’m midway through reading a book about the psychology of changing your mind, and the author apparently sees understanding the subject as an important tool in overcoming our polarization.  I’ll have much more to say about the book, no doubt, not least to suggest that increasingly subtle psychological manipulation may be causing the polarization.  After all,…

Travis Rowley and Richard August on State of the States 12/12/22

State of the State: Rowley’s View of Current Politics

By Richard August | December 18, 2022 |

Host Richard August catches up with Travis Rowley on the world of politics.

A classic red Ford Mustang

Cool Cars, Military Sports, and Republican Politics

By John Loughlin | December 11, 2022 |

John Loughlin interviews Dave McDonald of Smithfield Classic Cars and Auto Sales, RNC Chair Candidate Harmeet Dhillon, and General Robert Caslen, regarding Army Navy 2022.

Richard August and John Carlevale

State of the State: 2022 Midterm Election Retrospective

By John Carlevale | December 4, 2022 |

John Carlevale and Richard August discuss the midterm elections.