Girls jump class in a 1960s gym class

Title IX Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success

By Donna J. Cook | April 19, 2024 |

Title IX has given generations of American girls and young women athletic opportunities on an equal footing, but that success has made it vulnerable to the latest social revolution.

A man in a suit shoots a basketball at a city bus

How should we compare Scott Avedisian’s severance package and Caitlin Clark’s basketball salary?

By Justin Katz | April 17, 2024 |

The short answer is that we shouldn’t, but Bill Bartholomew’s attempt is worth a double-take and some thought about what he’s missing: at nearly 68k, Scott Avedisian’s termination payment is almost as much as the contract that the most exciting player in college basketball, Caitlin Clark, signed after being selected first overall in the WNBA draft…

A water drop and ripples

There’s a great retro-80s movie plot in this.

By Justin Katz | October 2, 2023 |

Underdog sports team hires a beautiful and pop star with a surprising soft side to pretend to date one of its players to boost its ratings, and they wind up falling in love.

A child hides behind a tree

Politics This Week: New Eras in Government and Media

By Justin Katz | May 30, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the ominous signs of change in Rhode Island.

Digital eye made of numbers.

Catching Up with Rhode Island Misadventures

By John Loughlin | May 13, 2023 |

John Loughlin talks various Rhode Island controversies with his guests.

Man hiding money behind his back with his fingers crossed.

Politics This Week: Tales from the Everything’s Personal State

By Justin Katz | April 25, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss how personal relations, feelings, and drama pervade Rhode Island government in every aspect.

Man hiding money behind his back with his fingers crossed.

Politics This Week: Rhode Island, the Begging State

By Justin Katz | March 29, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the factors behind Rhode Island’s inability to raise sufficient funds for major projects.

A classic red Ford Mustang

Cool Cars, Military Sports, and Republican Politics

By John Loughlin | December 11, 2022 |

John Loughlin interviews Dave McDonald of Smithfield Classic Cars and Auto Sales, RNC Chair Candidate Harmeet Dhillon, and General Robert Caslen, regarding Army Navy 2022.

A dark cloud and a dark wave

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Dark Clouds Coming

By Justin Katz | November 28, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz take stock of Rhode Island in the aftermath of the election.

A water drop and ripples

Is the NCAA an indicator of the breaking of the dam of reality on COVID?

By Justin Katz | January 10, 2022 |

This is encouraging and long overdue: As ESPN reports, the NCAA’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group updated its definition of “fully vaccinated” to account for various new vaccinations, boosters, and immunity factors. “Fully vaccinated individuals now include those within two months of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, five months of receiving the Pfizer vaccine series…