Rhode Island Politics

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To Brown’s Ross Cheit, Republicans can’t simply participate in society.

By Justin Katz | May 24, 2022 |

Over the course of a day, readers of Twitter brush off many such tweets, but in this case, the writer is Ross Cheit, a political science professor at Brown University who was, until recently, the chairman of the state Ethics Commission: I imagine that anything that a GOP operative has in their possession can also…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Rhode Island Insiders Come to a Con-Census

By Justin Katz | May 23, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss manipulation of the Census numbers (and the population) and whether RI’s electoral system can be trusted.

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Weird. A surprise Census revision under Raimondo and Biden has proven to be incorrect (or worse).

By Justin Katz | May 20, 2022 |

Is anybody surprised by news of a problem with the U.S. Census finalized under the leadership of Secretary Gina Raimondo and her boss, Joe Biden, that appears to have erroneously salvaged one of Rhode Island’s Congressional seats and a bunch of federal funding?  The imbalance of the results is not, let’s say, what one would…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Illusion of Politics

By Justin Katz | May 16, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz pull back the curtain on Rhode Island politics

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Matt Brown is selling other people’s money.

By Justin Katz | May 11, 2022 |

A tweet from an apparent Matt Brown supporter shines an unmistakable light on two realities of progressive politics: Matt Brown, a wealthy man, himself, is precisely the sort of politician observers warned us about at the founding of our country, a huckster willing to capitalize on the ability of people to vote themselves other people’s…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Beigeness of RI Politicians

By Justin Katz | May 9, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the gubernatorial “forum” and abortion politics.

Joseph Shekarchi and Richard August on State of the State

State of the State: Speaker Shekarchi on Current Legislative Matters

By Richard August | May 8, 2022 |

Speaker of the House of Representatives Joseph Shekarchi speaks with Richard August, candidly and straightforwardly discussing some of the current matters facing the legislature.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Hiding the Pol

By Justin Katz | May 2, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the political stories of the week.

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Two questions persist with the voter fraud story.

By Justin Katz | April 28, 2022 |

Without insinuating an answer, I find myself wondering how it was that progressive Democrat state senator Dawn Euer, apparently alone among all people who track and inform the public about such things was the one who knew of three voter fraud arrests.  Think of that.  If she hadn’t mentioned the situation to score political points,…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Ringing the Bell in RI

By Justin Katz | April 25, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz call the bluff of the progressive movement in Rhode Island.