Reporters taking notes

The new generation of reporters is turning their craft into a propaganda practice.

By Justin Katz | August 5, 2021 |

An article bylined by Alexandra Leslie and Melanie DaSilva for WPRI is a perfect illustration. The headline is, “McKee signs multiple bills supporting women’s health, equity.”  No ambiguity.  No clarification that this is politicians’ intention.   It’s presented as a simple fact about the press conference. The article summarizes five pieces of legislation without offering a…

Broken windows after BLM riot

Why has our political establishment taken the causes of violence off the table as topics?

By Justin Katz | August 2, 2021 |

If you want an example of how a monolithic progressive political culture leads to deterioration, look to violence in Providence.  Over this weekend, the formerly peaceful city experienced a gun murder, a mass shooting of five people (perhaps related to the roving groups of ATVs and motorbikes), and four separate stabbings, and almost no politicians…

Racial conflict fist as a green light

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Municipal and School Officials Build Toward Race War

By Justin Katz | July 20, 2021 |

Critical race theory is all the rage, and John DePetro and Justin Katz worry about RI government efforts to stoke it into conflict.

CCSU's crane nooses

Step back and think about the noose mania on campuses.

By Justin Katz | June 21, 2021 |

It turns out, as College Fix editor Jennifer Kabbany reports, that the moral panic at Central Connecticut State University over an American flag hoisted on a crane above a noose was not a racist provocation: A construction company building a parking structure at Central Connecticut State University had hoisted an American flag at the end of…

Do Not Get Raped sign

Teen Homelessness, Drugs, and Rape in South Kingstown

By Justin Katz | April 21, 2021 |

The story of a drug-fueled sexual encounter among a young woman from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and four young men of a different race is raising the question of blame. If you want to know which side to blame in South Kingstown’s juxtaposition of BLM against #MeToo, the answer is us.

Mike Stenhouse and Tom Ward on In the Dugout

Are we in the midst of an “antiwoke” awakening?

By Justin Katz | April 20, 2021 |

For his In the Dugout show, today, Mike Stenhouse took on topics like: The Tesla explosion cover-up and the left’s depravity #NoTCItax on gas open letter to Governor McKee Have we mutated to a scientific dictatorship? More “woke” myths destroyed. He also had a conversation with former Valley Breeze editor Tom Ward touching on everything from the general to…

Image of Police Line tape.

Identity politics is a distraction from uncomfortable reality.

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2021 |

The Providence Journal’s headline on a Katherine Gregg story draws attention to an important point about what is hidden: “RI lawmakers ask: Should police face stricter discipline?”  Put simply, the bright spotlight on race makes conspicuous what the politicians, unions, and activists are trying to keep off to the side, in the dark. International Brotherhood of Police…

Monkey hear no, see no, speak no evil statues

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Many Ways to Ignore Core Problems

By Justin Katz | April 19, 2021 |

For their weekly conversation, John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss Governor Daniel McKee avoiding the underlying problems at Zambarano, the media ignoring the underlying violence of BLM rallies, Providence ignoring the underlying issues with public safety, and the implications of fundraising results from Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline.

Photo of a raised fist with BLM on the wrist.

Is It Mostly-Peaceful Season, Again?

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2021 |

For the past year or more, John DePetro has been deliberately striving to report Rhode Island goings on in a way that many journalists refuse to do, from an angle that many of them probably consider simply illegitimate (which says something unflattering about them). On his website, he highlights an apparent rift in RI’s Black…

Photo of a racially segregated bus.

Another “antiracist” racist tell.

By Justin Katz | April 18, 2021 |

The other day, I couldn’t help but overhear part of a class from a mandatory collegiate course on oppression. My reaction was probably that of any non-indoctrinated, thinking person of good will: “This professor is teaching racism, straight up.” Indeed, the illness is now metastasizing across our society. Writing in American Thinker, David Shimm highlights…