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Dan McKee as a cartoon fantasy knight

Politics This Week: Living the Fantasies of the Powerful

By Justin Katz | December 27, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss various fantasies of the ruling class in RI and the U.S.

Jose Clemente Orozco, The Clowns of War Arguing in Hell

Don’t ignore this telling statement from Brown University.

By Justin Katz | December 18, 2023 |

In the context of a young generation that thinks in terms of oppressor versus oppressed in a battle of mutual genocide, Brown University’s Otherization of everyday Americans is dangerous.

The Independent Man wearing a cowboy hat in another state house

Politics This Week: Conflicts of Truths

By Justin Katz | December 11, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the rot and corruption of progressive-dominated Northeastern institutions.

A water drop and ripples

Our attitude toward college students (especially at Ivy League schools) puzzles me.

By Justin Katz | December 11, 2023 |

Maybe I’m getting old and crotchety, but these performances just seem so silly, lately: They’re basically elitists passing through on their way to lives of privilege and entitlement, yet we act simultaneously as if they’ve got some long-standing right to dictate the actions of the institutions and that those institutions’ highest purpose is to give…

A mechanic stares down a destroyed machine

Politics This Week: The Era of Mismanagement

By Justin Katz | December 4, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz challenge the common wisdom in RI government, media, and higher education.

A water drop and ripples

URI shows what we’re training younger generations for.

By Justin Katz | December 4, 2023 |

Yes, of course, we’re decades into college radicals provoking tutting responses from the normies with events like “Sex Fest,” details of which Anthony De’Ellena shares here, and it’s getting boring and cliché: A significant development, though, is that these events are now developed and promoted by official centers of the institution, which deliberately promote activities…

A slick man charms the listener with a demon behind him

Politics This Week: Ulterior Motives from the RI Left

By Justin Katz | November 27, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz point out the hidden motives of RI politicians and activists and their works.

A scared white, male college student with his mouth covered threateningly from behind

The University of Rhode Island isn’t exactly representing the spirit of Roger Williams in the Ocean State.

By Justin Katz | November 6, 2023 |

Although it no-doubt reveals my prejudices, if I were to rank Rhode Island’s handful of institutions of higher education on matters of freedom of thought, I’d expect Brown University — the Ivy League bastion of the elites  and producer of the likes of Aaron Regunberg and Tiara Mack — to top the list of badness. …

A monster with many eyes eats a college professor

Politics This Week: Warning Signs of a Cultural Monster

By Justin Katz | October 16, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss Rhode Island politics and the unsettling reaction to atrocity.

A scale

COVID propaganda could be a great communications lesson (but probably won’t be at URI).

By Justin Katz | October 13, 2022 |

Professor Renee Hobbs specializes in media literacy education for the University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communication and Media.  This tweet of hers therefore struck me as indicative of misplaced focus: An important note of specificity is needed:  Paxlovid skepticism is only a communication failure for those who wish to promote it (for profit,…