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I may have to open another account with Chase.

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

ecoRI news celebrates activist Brian Wilder for spending his time harassing Chase Bank.  Apparently, by treating energy companies as, you know, real businesses, the bank  is “funding mass extinction and the climate crisis.”  Who knew? The fossil fuel industry may not give climate advocates a second thought, but it is harder for banks to shake off…

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Some keywords are strangely missing from news about increased shootings in Providence.

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

According to a chart published as part of WPRI’s report on the increase in victims of shootings in Providence, the city has regressed nearly to its 2015 level after steadily falling until 2020.  The number hit a low of 35 in 2019 and then more than doubled in 2020 and has increased from that point…

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Fining the contractor for Providence’s Small Business Saturday street closure seems like a cover-up.

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

This is just a little too neat and tidy a resolution to the story of government incompetence in Providence mentioned in this space yesterday: The construction company responsible for the closure of a Providence street lined with small businesses during one of the busiest shopping days of the year has been fined for working without…

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Did somebody take over Cicilline’s Twitter, or is polling data scaring Democrats?

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

John DePetro caught a curious tweet from Rhode Island’s radical Congressman, Democrat David Cicilline: These smash and grab retail crimes are outrageous! Retailers & small biz have suffered enough from pandemic. Shoppers shouldn’t be terrorized by these criminals. Thx. to police for all they’re doing! John notes the contrast with Cicilline’s usual rhetoric and speculates:…

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Magaziner’s propensity to pander is too dangerous for him ever to be trusted to be governor.

By Justin Katz | November 30, 2021 |

Difficult as it may be to believe, the general treasurer of Rhode Island, Democrat Seth Magaziner, proposes to address the inflation wrought by the policies of Democrat White House occupant, Joe Biden, by — get this — flooding the market with easy cash and imposing price controls. Each of Magaziner’s suggestions can be debated on…

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Is Omicron an escape hatch for Biden’s disastrous policies?

By Justin Katz | November 29, 2021 |

I’m not ready to endorse Sundance’s theory on The Conservative Treehouse, but it provides an interesting perspective by which to judge events going forward: The near horizon looks pretty clear. Gasoline will keep rising fast and will cost $6 to $7/gal before next spring. There is no way under current Joe Biden policy to avoid this,…

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Here’s the detail that shows how badly Providence government is managed.

By Justin Katz | November 29, 2021 |

Businesses on Hope Street in Providence were all prepared for one of their biggest days for sales: small business Saturday.  Oops: Providence Water crews closed a portion of the street early Saturday morning and part of the afternoon for utility work. The construction has been happening for some time, but business owners, like Asher Schofield…

Let’s Hear ALL Information about Omicron, Even the Positive

By Monique Chartier | November 29, 2021 |

A new variant of COVID-19, Omicron, (don’t ask what happened to Xi!) has been identified in South Africa. It took only a ten second search to find this important and comparatively positive information about Omicron. Omicron is reported to be seven times more contagious than the Delta variant and yet in the last two months,…

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The URI President’s Questionable Claims About Farming and “Unceded Territory”

By Justin Katz | November 29, 2021 |

URI’s newly imported president is casually asserting priorities and history that may undermine his own institution and disrupt Rhode Islanders’ ability to determine their own destiny.

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A two-tiered double-standard this obvious is a dangerous thing for democracy.

By Justin Katz | November 29, 2021 |

The so-called QAnon Shaman was particularly unfortunate to have the best outfit among those who pressed into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and has been sentenced to jail for about three-and-a-half years.  Contrast his case, as Jonathan Turley does, with the story of a smirking Antifa thug who attacked a congressman’s office with an…

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