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Politics This Week: Stories of Absolutely No Interest (To the Media)

By Justin Katz | September 11, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz tease out multiple stories that the local media could investigate to generate interest (but probably won’t).

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Politics This Week: Media and Identity in CD1 and Labor

By Justin Katz | September 6, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the implications of labor control and CD1 dynamics.

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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.

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The independent contractor form is just another stick on the bonfire.

By Justin Katz | July 13, 2023 |

A form declaring status as an “independent contractor” isn’t quite as dramatic as some are saying, but it’s still an indication of Rhode Island’s terrible priorities and special-interest favoratism.

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Politics This Week: The Confused State of Ethics in RI

By Justin Katz | June 30, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the evidence that RI’s electeds don’t get ethics.

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Politics This Week: A Culture of Extortion

By Justin Katz | June 13, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss top political stories in Rhode Island.

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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.

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Politics This Week: Rhode Islanders Admit Mommy Government Knows Best

By Justin Katz | May 15, 2023 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the ways in which Rhode Island is sliding into full dependency.

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The RI media is deliberately ignoring the most-important story in education.

By Justin Katz | May 10, 2023 |

Announcing the move of his cable news show to Twitter, Tucker Carlson suggests that most of what mainstream journalists report is factually true, but their stories are chosen and constructed so as to paint a completely false image of reality.  Take Rhode Island education as an example. As long as I’ve been following the story, government-run…

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Don’t miss the fact teachers unions want standardization… for themselves.

By Justin Katz | April 26, 2023 |

Sometimes the cognitive dissonance from special-interest ideologues’ commentary is so strong it’s difficult to know whether they’re brainwashing, trolling, or both. Consider this tweet from Rhode Island labor union executive and progressive activist Patrick Crowley: Before Crowley moved up the union-organizer ranks and was still specifically with the National Education Association of Rhode Island, I…