A new Not Real News segment explores what RI politicians are really thinking, the Conservative Binder catches up on some right-leaning news from the state, and Justin discusses the Providence College lockdown and ominous economic news for the state.
Mark Zaccaria considers the tea leaves visible after the Ocean State’s Democrat primary.
To put money in the hands of politicians, the Hollywoodites are driving us toward complete disunion.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for September 14, included talk about:
- Progressive wins (and a loss) in Democrat primaries
- Bristol-Warren and Providence teacher unions stoke unease
- The AWOL GA
- The Secretary of State mails it in on ballots
Rhode Islanders have reason to have a growing sense that the benefit of the legal doubt will always be applied unequally as insiders continue to find “loopholes” in the rules that they have helped to create.
As compliance inspectors fan out across the state and the state spends money to remind Rhode Islanders to follow the rules, Governor Raimondo shows by example that the rules don’t apply to everybody equally.
The surprise, here, is that a progressive machine with out-of-state funding isn’t helping Bell match his opposition.
Mark Zaccaria calls for politeness in the face of Antifa disruption filtered through legitimate Black Lives Matter protests.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for August 31, included talk about:
- Preparedness to return to school
- The nature of the protests
- Media counter-narrative for Trump events
The narrative appears again as mainstreamers in Rhode Island watch Sunday’s Trump caravan go by.
Justin Katz warns of the danger created when mainstream journalists drop their objectivity to tilt stories in support of Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
The coverage of two recent political events in Rhode Island show how social justice journalists tweak their stories to silence opposition and give a sense of conformity among everybody else.
Something as simple as a pledge can be a valuable statement that you’ve got reformers’ backs.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for August 24, included talk about:
- Gina’s back to school battle
- Government by calamari
- Michael from Rhode Island
- The uncovered pro-Trump boat parade
Partisans and the news media can repeat that there’s no evidence of voter fraud until they’re blue in the face, but I’d venture to estimate that a majority of Americans would be suspicious.
Mark Zaccaria observes that all signs seem to point to self-interest as the guiding principle of RI Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello.
Because we are not in the best of times, now is the worst of times to raise taxes.
Mark Zaccaria applies that ol’ Rhode Island intuition to the questions of whether public schools should… and will… open.
If Block Island tourists’ behavior isn’t having a measurable effect, maybe it isn’t actually “behaving badly.”
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for August 10, included talk about:
- Protests at Gina’s house
- The snitch line
- A dictated last call
- Will schools open?
How much difference this will make in a state where progressives are surging and our entire system of government appears designed to rig elections remains to be seen. In a state as far gone as Rhode Island, however, clarity is critical.
Mark Zaccaria looks at Rhode Island insiders in their natural, corrupt environment.
Contrary to Ian Donnis’s suggestion, it is the labor movement’s fault that other interest groups don’t muster a comparable level of political activity, because it isn’t really a question of “don’t”; it’s “can’t.”
US Senate Candidate Allen Waters joins CEO Stenhouse on this episode of “In The Dugout.” They discuss his support for the Center’s Catch-UP ESA program. This innovative policy idea would tap unspent federal funds to empower parents to customize supplemental programs for their children. These one-time Catch-Up ESAs, available to all qualified students in the state, would also immediately fill major gaps in the five-year Providence schools reform plan, by addressing current student needs. The program would be funded by unspent federal CARES Act funds.
Is it crazy to think that our governing class has completely lost touch with the reason for its existence?
For a moment, Tiverton had a glimpse of a different way — one in which people with very different ideas and incentives are honest and open and work toward a compromise, replacing kick-backs and showboating with mutual understanding.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for August 3, included talk about:
- The union Iron Triangle in RI
- The status of the education commissioner
- The controversy of mail ballots
- Stuck in phase 3 with hopes of school fading
The ruling of U.S. District Court Judge Mary McElroy changing election-security laws shortly before Rhode Islanders vote is a warning sign that Americans should think twice before trusting the results that follow.