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Politics This Week: Unions Versus the People in RI

By Justin Katz | July 17, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss evidence of unions’ tightening grip on Rhode Island and other political topics.

A water drop and ripples

Has anybody seen coverage of this Nicole Solas’s lawsuit?

By Justin Katz | December 22, 2022 |

As readers have surely observed, I’m doing an end-of-year cleanout of my bookmarked links.  Oddly, after a news search on Google and Bing, I’m not seeing any local coverage of this story, reported in the Washington Examiner in August, at all.  Is that correct? Nicole Solas and the Goldwater Institute filed the lawsuit against the South Kingstown…

A water drop and ripples

Nicole Solas talks to National Review

By Marc Comtois | November 17, 2021 |

Nicole Solas and Jon Riches of the Goldwater Institute talked to Rich Lowry of National Review about Nicole’s ongoing battle against the South Kingstown School Department.    

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Oktoberfest, NASA, and Golf Cars

By John Loughlin | September 25, 2021 |

John Loughlin talks with Kenny Burke and Tord Sorlein of the Wakefield Village Association about Oktoberfest, Jeff Carr from NASA, and Jim Turner from EW Gardner Golf Cars.

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Advocacy Solutions took one for the insider team in South Kingstown.

By Justin Katz | July 21, 2021 |

The South Kingstown school department has provided Anchor Rising with a little bit more detail on the hiring of a PR firm to handle the matter of local mom Nicole Solas (and to criticize her): Then Chair and School Committee member Emily Cummiskey reached out to the District’s legal counsel, wanting to quickly respond to a…

Chess versus checkers

Nesi’s Non-Notes and O’Neil’s Telling Fears

By Justin Katz | July 10, 2021 |

Differences in where people draw their condemnation lines prove that something has changed and we’re on a very dangerous course.

7/2/21 Narragansett Times front page

Looks like a pretty thorough house cleaning in the South Kingstown Schools

By Justin Katz | July 2, 2021 |

The RIRepublicans Twitter account tweeted out the picture of the Narragansett Times from today used as the featured image for this post. The South Kingstown school committee chair, Emily Cummiskey, the school superintendent, Linda Savastano, and the controversial National Education Association organizer who was on the school committee have all resigned.  These are added to the…

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A warning sign comes with Nicole Solas’s legal help.

By Justin Katz | July 2, 2021 |

It’s great news that Nicole Solas is getting some heavy-duty legal support in her efforts as an engaged resident of South Kingstown.  William Jacobson reports for Legal Insurrection: Now Solas has some high-powered legal help. The Goldwater Institute, which has a very strong litigation wing, will be representing Solas according to a press release issued today…

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Is the South Kingstown School Committee retaliating against a resident for seeking information about indoctrination in the schools?

By Justin Katz | June 2, 2021 |

Nicole Solas describes her experience as a concerned mother with the schools in South Kingstown, on Legal Insurrection: These initial high estimates of public records requests are common barriers to parents obtaining information about their children’s school district. A parent in another Rhode Island school district received an estimate of $17,295.75 to obtain public information related…

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.