National Politics

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 — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 31, 2022

Trump 2024 sticker

Democrats’ complaint against Trump for announcement coyness betrays campaign finance corruption.

By Justin Katz | March 17, 2022 |

If your feelings toward Donald Trump are negative, put them aside and imagine this situation with a non-establishment presidential candidate you would support.  If your feelings toward him are positive, then just read on: American Bridge said Trump was using his Save America PAC — registered as a political committee in support of multiple candidates…

Crazy Eggs

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Politics Gone Mad

By Justin Katz | March 14, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz talk local politics from around the world.

CDC COVID count maps

Could COVID have ended with a more-political feel?

By Justin Katz | March 7, 2022 |

And just like that, the whole thing’s wished away.  Strategies that some of us have been down-throttled, blocked, or even deplatformed for suggesting over the past two years are suddenly the common wisdom of the “experts,” and images of Anthony Fauci are floating around social media with the text, “Have you seen me?” Since the…

A water drop and ripples

Hey, have you heard about that election fraud in Wisconsin?

By Justin Katz | March 4, 2022 |

Strange how little I’ve been seeing about stories like this in my rounds of news collection. You’d think it’d be of broad interest. Rampant fraud and abuse occurred statewide at Wisconsin’s nursing homes and other residential care facilities,” according to the Office of Special Counsel’s second interim report filed on March 1 with the Wisconsin…

Joe Biden, 2022 SOTU

The time to admit the SOTU is performative has arrived, scary as that may be.

By Justin Katz | March 2, 2022 |

The State of the Union speech, as a practice, lost me long ago, during the presidency of Bill Clinton.  His practice was a seemingly endless list of special-interest handouts that couldn’t possibly be funded.  No new information emerged, and America wasn’t even receiving a useful indication of the administration’s intended direction.  The event was performative…

Theodore Gericault, Heroic Landscape with Fishermen

As war falls upon the world, what you do right now will change what happens in the future.

By Justin Katz | February 24, 2022 |

A “great reset” inevitably rewinds history to the point at which the supposed error was made, which means we’re in for challenging times, but with the opportunity for revival.

A water drop and ripples

Speaking of corruption, keep half an eye on the Capitol Police spying scandal.

By Justin Katz | February 11, 2022 |

Matt Margolis has some fresh details: Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) revealed on Tuesday that in November, Capitol Police entered his office without his knowledge or consent, photographed confidential legislative documents, and later returned dressed as construction workers and questioned a member of his staff.

Colors in a bubble

Masks and truckers present a study in how the bubble of the Capitol forms.

By Justin Katz | February 10, 2022 |

I suspect they’re wildly overrepresented in the items that Twitter pushes onto my screen, but Rhode Island progressives are really something to behold in their reaction to Democrat Governor Dan McKee’s belated and overly hesitant removal of statewide mask mandates. As I suggested earlier, for many of the recognizable personalities, their rhetoric is probably wholly…