Politics This Week

An empty suit

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Do the top-ticket Dems have an argument?

By Justin Katz | October 3, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz search for RI Democrats’ electoral case.

Rattlesnake warning sign

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Double Standards in Culture and Politics

By Justin Katz | September 26, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the political and cultural wrestling in Rhode Island.

A race starting line

Politics This Week with John DePetro: The General Election Kicks Off

By Justin Katz | September 19, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the primary and set up the general election.

Don't Think, Don't Ask, Pay Tax, Vote for Us

Politics This Week with John DePetro: In Advance of the Primary

By Justin Katz | September 13, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz check in on Rhode Island politics in advance of the primary election.

Workers clear 9/5/22 flood waters

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Clearing the State’s Drains

By Justin Katz | September 7, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the many ways government is failing in Rhode Island and beyond.

A red bird isolated on a wire

Politics This Week with John DePetro: A Politics Built on Pariahs

By Justin Katz | August 31, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the harm of a political system so monolithic those who disagree are outcasts.

A man picks a path in the woods

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Incentives Gone Wrong

By Justin Katz | August 23, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the ways in which Rhode Island politics encourage or discourage candidates.

A man in multiple poses of consideration and doubt.

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Politicians’ Reluctance to Do Their Job

By Justin Katz | August 17, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the many ways Rhode Island’s government officials refuse to do address the basics of their jobs.

A locked luggage box

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Political Honesty in Hiding

By Justin Katz | August 8, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz call out the ways RI politicians are hiding from reality.

A behind the back cash bribe

Politics This Week with John DePetro: A Boughten Government

By Justin Katz | August 2, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz comment as the Rhode Island campaign season heats up.