Political Thought

Multiracial hands on a table

Here’s today’s bit of clarity on the Marxist scam: decoy identities.

By Justin Katz | May 6, 2021 |

A few weeks ago, Sarah Hoyt commented as follows on Instapundit in response to a Victory Girls post by Lisa Carr concerning CNN assertions that Republicans are terrified of the darkening of the average American skin color: … when I didn’t like academic, Marxist [science fiction] I got told that’s because I didn’t like women, immigrants and…

A water mill on a river

Matos’s Census Lessons and the Formation of a “Company State”

By Justin Katz | May 4, 2021 |

RI Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos took to the pages of the Boston Globe to herald the state’s Census-count success as a model for the provision of services, but progressives like her are redefining the relationship of the people with their government.

The RI Convention Center

These are the acts of a government that is no longer a representative of the people.

By Justin Katz | May 4, 2021 |

It’s funny how obviously incentives play a role in people’s actions, such that you get the same response to the same incentive even though the issues at hand are completely distinct.  Consider Katherine Gregg’s recent article in the Providence Journal after the attorney general confirmed that the RI Convention Center can no longer hide its payroll…

Aaron Regunberg tweet about free markets

The government is competing for workers, but paying them as service beneficiaries.

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2021 |

Leave it to Ivy League progressive Aaron Regunberg to stick with the far-left line no matter how clueless or heartless it might seem in the tweet shown as the featured image of this post: Just wild how the folks most invested in the Giant Spaghetti Monster idea of an all-knowing free market are complaining that…

A child being vaccinated

Public health and “science” are becoming pure instruments of control.

By Justin Katz | May 3, 2021 |

Most Americans have probably never given it a thought, but it’s common for state governments to offer exemptions, as for religious beliefs, when they skirt the line of individual sovereignty.  Connecticut appears poised to cross that line by wiping away religious exemptions for vaccines: The State Senate passed the repeal of religious exemption for childhood…

Tax man spraypaint

Income tax policy is a good study to understand how politics works.

By Justin Katz | April 30, 2021 |

With the need to rebuild readership of Anchor Rising, the calculation of using Twitter unfortunately changed for me, and I’ve had to return to it to some extent.  The experience has been a useful reminder that the platform is not entirely without benefit. For instance, during Biden’s speech the other night, Biden-sympathetic Brown University PoliSci…

In the Dugout, Apr 27, 2021

A Con-census That Rhode Island’s Got Problems

By Justin Katz | April 28, 2021 |

Mike Stenhouse went through the ins and outs of Rhode Island’s close-call with the Census for his In the Dugout show.  He also talked legislative shop with Republican Senator Jessica De La Cruz.

Battle of Altenesch

An Antecedent of Our Modern Witch Hunts

By Justin Katz | April 27, 2021 |

The extermination of the Stedinger in 1234 provides an historical analogy by which we “deplorables” can understand our predicament… hopefully producing a different outcome.

Tiverton Town Hall

Local governments love COVID-restriction freedom.

By Justin Katz | April 27, 2021 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs, state government has been slow to give up its enhanced powers (and may never give up their easy access to them, now that they’ve got a feel for them).  But COVID-restrictions have come with other benefits for government insiders — most especially the ability to keep the public at arm’s…

A man in black pulls strings on fingers

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Everybody’s Focused on the Other

By Justin Katz | April 26, 2021 |

The weekly conversation about politics between John DePetro and Justin Katz focused on the ways everybody is looking for excuses not to address our real problems.

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