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A woman in a hedge maze

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Everybody’s Losing the Plot

By Justin Katz | June 20, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz talk about the ways insiders are missing the point in Rhode Island politics.

Firedancer in a ring of fire

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Setting RI on Fire (and not)

By Justin Katz | March 21, 2022 |

John and Justin discuss high-profile political races, threats to RI freedoms, and the possibility of arson.

Jennifer Lima attacks Brewed Awakenings

Fascist employee of Toray Plastics pickets to deprive parents of civil rights.

By Justin Katz | March 18, 2022 |

Does the headline of this post seem unreasonable?  I can’t decide.  I wrote it to illustrate a point about the unreasonable activism of woke progressives, but as I considered whether to go with it or not, the statement began to look like a pretty straightforward description of events. The “fascist” is Jennifer Lima, who is…

Richard August, Jim McGwin, and Megan Reilly on State of the State

State of the State: Racism and “The Aaron Thomas Affair”

By Richard August | March 6, 2022 |

Host Richard August and guests Jim McGwin and Megan Reilly focus on two topics of concern involving the North Kingstown School Department.

North Kingstown's redacted equity audit

Why are North Kingstown schools afraid to share their anti-racist plans?

By Justin Katz | January 27, 2022 |

Secrecy and radicalism in North Kingstown’s equity agenda suggests that parents are being deceived and their children’s education is being undermined for an ideological goal.

A water drop and ripples

One state’s child pornography is another state’s mental health aid.

By Justin Katz | November 18, 2021 |

In South Carolina, school districts and now the governor have taken parental concerns about explicit material in school libraries, as Matt McGregor reports for The Epoch Times: “It has come to my attention that public schools in South Carolina may be providing students with access—whether in school libraries, electronic databases, or both—to completely inappropriate books and…

Two different scales

Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Narrative as Double-Standard

By Justin Katz | October 18, 2021 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz talk about the Rhode Island political topics of the week.

A water drop and ripples

The North Kingstown School Committee laughably managed a mask mandate to avoid public scrutiny.

By Justin Katz | October 18, 2021 |

I find self repeatedly coming back to a photo that John DePetro posted of the controversial meeting of the North Kingstown School Committee last week. As reported, Chairman Gregory Glasbalg ended the meeting on the pretense that two people in the room were not wearing masks.  Given that excuse, what do you notice about the…

Mary Brimer on State of the State

State of the State: Critical Race Theory, Part 3

By Justin Katz | September 8, 2021 |

North Kingstown Councilwoman Mary Brimer joins Richard August to discuss racism and critical race theory (CRT) in North Kingstown.

“Education Support Professionals” Block School Opening In North Kingstown

By Marc Comtois | August 28, 2012 |

In June, the North Kingstown School Committee voted to privatize the union jobs of 26 custodians. Twenty of the twenty-six were re-hired by the private company–GCA–that was brought in to take over. The committee voted to award a bid to GCA to privatize the district’s custodial department and will plan to award the contract at…