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We’re putting aside social media for the summer.

By Justin Katz | June 14, 2022 |

Sometimes the commentary on social media gives one the impression of an alternate reality. At the highest level, social media is a world of information, which means it can be entirely abstract.  You can say or imagine anything, and the more you live apart from tangible reality, the less what you say and imagine has…

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Anchor Rising Launches the People’s Data Armory and Student Enrollment Application

By Anchor Rising | December 8, 2021 |

A growing set of tools, beginning with charts showing trends in public school enrollment, will help Rhode Islanders bring reality to public debates and government decision-making.

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It’s crucial we maintain direct lines with each other.

By Justin Katz | October 26, 2021 |

Although regrettable, I understand the value of activity on social media.  Still, watching folks build up audiences there gives me a low-grade dread.  We know Big Tech deliberately suppresses conservative voices and on a whim will shut us down.  That is why we have to open up multiple, direct channels that we control (as much as…

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If you value what we do, we could use your help.

By Justin Katz | September 29, 2021 |

When I wrote this yesterday, I was speaking from personal perspective: … the price in a transaction between two people has to account for what they both value, and sometimes price and value can be inversely related. … The purity of [Jordan] Peterson’s currency won’t suddenly lead him to pay five times as much for…

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Don’t forget to remember the Ripples.

By Justin Katz | September 3, 2021 |

So, yeah, we admit that we started the Ripple section of Anchor Rising to answer our own need to scratch an itch in this space that would otherwise benefit the oligarchs of social media, but it’s good stuff that you don’t want to miss. The thing is, it would kind of defeat the thumb-in-the-eye aesthetic if…

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We’ve added a new feature to Anchor Rising: “Ripples.”

By Justin Katz | August 25, 2021 |

Here’s a problem I grapple with every day:  I hate providing content for social media companies.  They profit from it, draw attention away from other platforms, censor it, and use it to divide and conquer our civilization.  But… a lot of you are there.  Many people who don’t yet know they’re Anchor Rising readers are…

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Change the fate of our state with Anchor Rising support!

By Justin Katz | July 23, 2021 |

News across Rhode Island — related to state and local government, the news media, social developments, and more — has a consistent underlying theme:  Our state has taken a bad turn, and those striving to correct it are struggling to gain a foothold. We can save the Ocean State!  People still have their consciences and…

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Thanks for the shout-out, Professor Reynolds!

By Justin Katz | April 23, 2021 |

It’s hard to believe we’ve all been at this for about twenty years, now.  Many of us owe that unexpected blessing to the influence of Glenn Reynolds’s Instapundit.  Let’s hope the social media disruption of blogging is coming to an end, or at least reaching a renegotiated balance, bringing us back to our founding ideals…

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Time-Travel Alert

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2021 |

If you’re scrolling through Anchor Rising’s Quick Reads, we should alert you to the fact that the next post (that is the prior one in time) will bring you all the way back to 2013. See this post for an explanation.

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Solo on the Web, Again

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2021 | is live on its home address once again, and we can’t wait to help dislodge Rhode Island from its perilous predicament. But we need your help!