National Politics

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Are there any traditions around our newest national political holiday, yet?

By Justin Katz | January 6, 2022 |

I actually just saw a Rhode Island politician proclaiming on social media that we must “never forget” January 6.  The dogged fixation on that day is one of the most-obvious attempts at political narrative building in the past year. But if we’re going to have a new national political holiday, we’re going to have to…

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Refusal to report on such things has to be a deliberate narrative decision.

By Justin Katz | January 5, 2022 |

Noting that ballot harvesting is illegal in Georgia, Glenn Reynolds quotes from a Just the News story about a government investigation into a major campaign in violation of that law during the 2020 election cycle: Georgia authorities have launched an investigation into an allegation of systematic ballot harvesting during the state’s 2020 general election and subsequent…

Hospital beds

RI’s Problem Isn’t COVID as an Illness, but as a Test Result.

By Justin Katz | December 28, 2021 |

NPR caters to the narrative that the unvaccinated are destroying hospitals while the occupant of the White House does his best “to help,” but even a superficial investigation changes the picture fundamentally.

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United States of America, Meet Gina Raimondo and Her Communist-Associated Husband

By Justin Katz | December 17, 2021 |

During her time as governor, Rhode Islanders periodically would hear rumors that Gina Raimondo had the backing of powerful financial interests.  Indeed, she typically received the large majority of her campaign donations from people with out-of-state addresses.  As I asked in 2017, what were they buying with their money? At the time, the answer seemed…

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It’s still amazing to me that some folks malign GOP representatives for this.

By Justin Katz | December 17, 2021 |

Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Louie Gohmert visited the men being held in prison for involvement in January 6 and released a report of their findings. That this isn’t a subject of interest much more broadly is mind blowing.  In fact, much of the commentary I see treats it as somehow inappropriate of Greene…

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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,”…

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“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…