National Politics

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Why would there be accountability for droning children in Afghanistan?

By Justin Katz | December 14, 2021 |

Remember when the American military accidentally blew up an aid worker and seven children in his family? Yeah, well, nobody will face consequences for that: “What we saw here was a breakdown in process and execution in procedural events, not the result of negligence, not the result of misconduct, not the result of poor leadership,”…

A water drop and ripples

“Moderate” is changing as the Democrats’ reality overwhelms their rhetoric.

By Justin Katz | December 13, 2021 |

Responding to a Josh Hammer column on Newsweek, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds follows up Hammer’s suggestion that Republicans have to “nurture,” not “squander” their political inroads with new voters by highlighting the importance of clarity: That’s the hard part. But yeah, the GOP is becoming a multiethnic party of small business and the working class, while the Democrats…

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At some point, maybe URI’s president will do something that makes me more-proud of my alma mater, rather than less.

By Justin Katz | December 10, 2021 |

There he is again.  Marc Parlange is in the Boston Globe stumping for the Democrats’ biggest legislative priority with “Build Back Better can pull Rhode Island out of the pandemic — if we invest in the Blue Economy.” Why did the University of Rhode Island hire a lobbyist and ideologue instead of a leader? Yeah, sure, the…

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Biden is what having a president who is a foreign asset would actually look like.

By Justin Katz | December 9, 2021 |

Back when Democrats and members of the media who once had credibility were insisting that President Donald Trump was a foreign asset (that is, doing the bidding of another country’s rulers), wiser people looked at what he was doing.  Like him or not, he was strengthening the United States as a country and limiting the…

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Material from Hunter Biden’s laptop references Joe Biden’s dimensia?

By Justin Katz | December 3, 2021 |

Sheesh!  As Stephen Green suggests, getting this sort of information out to the public before an election seems like exactly the sort of thing that justify investing power in a news media: Ablow was close to Hunter and also served as his onetime landlord, the book says. In February 2019, Ablow and Hunter discussed hosting a…

Casual office planning meeting

Politics This Week with John DePetro: PR Bumbling All Around

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

John and Justin discuss local, state, and national stories with which the messaging is going all wrong.

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Did somebody take over Cicilline’s Twitter, or is polling data scaring Democrats?

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

John DePetro caught a curious tweet from Rhode Island’s radical Congressman, Democrat David Cicilline: These smash and grab retail crimes are outrageous! Retailers & small biz have suffered enough from pandemic. Shoppers shouldn’t be terrorized by these criminals. Thx. to police for all they’re doing! John notes the contrast with Cicilline’s usual rhetoric and speculates:…

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Is Omicron an escape hatch for Biden’s disastrous policies?

By Justin Katz | November 29, 2021 |

I’m not ready to endorse Sundance’s theory on The Conservative Treehouse, but it provides an interesting perspective by which to judge events going forward: The near horizon looks pretty clear. Gasoline will keep rising fast and will cost $6 to $7/gal before next spring. There is no way under current Joe Biden policy to avoid this,…

Chart of Biden approval among young, non-college Rhode Islanders

Biden’s unpopularity can be a guide in Rhode Island.

By Justin Katz | November 26, 2021 |

Via Stacey Lennox, who looks at Biden’s approval/disapproval ratings across all states for PJ Media, comes a fascinating tool that may prove useful in the toolboxes of anybody who writes about or engages in politics. It’s an interactive poll tool from Civiqs that allows the user to cut up the data by various demographics in one…

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What’s up with foreign-born billionaires reshaping U.S. politics?

By Justin Katz | November 26, 2021 |

Daniel Greenfield’s look into three billionaires funding the Democrat dark money machine is worth a read: Politico recently reported that the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the leading dark money machine of the Left, had pumped $410 million into Dem 2020 efforts to defeat Trump and Republicans. The Sixteen Thirty Fund had raised a record $390 million…

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