Rhode Island GOP

A message in a bottle at the beach

Rhode Island Republicans need a new policy strategy.

By Justin Katz | January 30, 2023 |

Two stories in the news recently have been nagging at me in combination over the past week.  The first is the Republican response to Democrat Governor Dan McKee’s State of the State address, as delivered by Senate Minority Leader Jessica de la Cruz.  Here’s the part that resonates particularly oddly: Where McKee called for cutting…

Fail box checked

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Awash in Failure

By Justin Katz | November 21, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review varied ways in which Rhode Island’s establishment is failing the state.

Don't Think, Don't Ask, Pay Tax, Vote for Us

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Election Review

By Justin Katz | November 15, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the election results and discuss the problems and solutions.

The moon over a weathervane

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Election Eve

By Justin Katz | November 7, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz check in on the state of play the day before the election.

An elephant leans beside a ditch

Republicans and Other Independent Candidates and Health Professionals

By John Loughlin | October 15, 2022 |

John Loughlin interviews Republican and Independent candidates and professionals in the healthcare industry.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Polls, Cynical Politics, and McMentum

By Justin Katz | July 5, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz take the temperature of Rhode Island politics.

A water drop and ripples

Ashley Kalus’s introduction video shows promise and dangers.

By Justin Katz | April 13, 2022 |

The recently released video promoting Republican Ashley Kalus’s campaign for governor provides reason to think she’s got some real opportunities and exposes some of the risks her campaign faces:   On the risk side, her references to bringing policies from specific other states is the sort of thing that rubs provincial Rhode Islanders the wrong…

Working on a checklist

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Talking Points and Ruts

By Justin Katz | April 4, 2022 |

John DePetro (now back in the states) and Justin Katz pick RI politics back up with missing a step.

Sue Cienki with Richard August on State of the State

State of the State: Election Year 2022

By Richard August | February 27, 2022 |

Rhode Island GOP Chairperson Sue Cienki discusses with host Richard August a variety of issues and concerns from her political party’s perspective.

A water drop and ripples

Something as reasonable and helpful as temporarily eliminating the gas tax has no chance in RI.

By Justin Katz | February 23, 2022 |

Well, we have to thank Rhode Island Republicans for trying: The Rhode Island Senate Republican Caucus is proposing the state eliminate gas tax for the remainder of the year. “We want to direct the influx in tax revenue back to residents and provide relief from the crushing pain at the pump,” Senate Minority Whip Jessica…