10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 19 (Taxing Guns)

Bob Plain admits that progressives believe government is about taking money from you to fund their priorities, including a special tax on guns.

Tax Policy, Migration, and the Battle of Good and Evil in Rhode Island, Part 2

Jason Becker poses some questions to Justin on tax policy, government services, and the migration of Rhode Islanders.

Tax Policy, Migration, and the Battle of Good and Evil in Rhode Island, Part 1

Jason Becker poses some questions to Justin on tax policy, government services, and the migration of Rhode Islanders.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 18 (Eliminating the Sales Tax)

Justin and Bob Plain discuss the possibility of lowering the state sales tax.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 17 (Economic Development by Their Rules)

Justin and Bob Plain discuss economic development and whether Rhode Islanders should be made to fit a government-driven top-down mold.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 16 (Chafee & Tea Party)

Justin and Bob Plain talk Chafee’s State of the State and the influence of the Tea Party in Rhode Island.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 15 (Legislative Session, Marijuana, Voter ID)

A conversation about the upcoming legislative session between Justin Katz, Bob Plain, and Bill Rappleye turns mainly to drugs and voter ID.

Allan Fung’s Q&A with the Cranston Republican City Committee

Excerpts from Republican Gubernatorial Candidate and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung’s Q&A session with the Cranston Republican City Committee from Tuesday, January 7, following his presentation to the committee, seeking their endorsement in the 2014 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Primary.

Ken Block’s Q&A with the Cranston Republican City Committee

Excerpts from Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Block’s Q&A session with the Cranston Republican City Committee from Tuesday, January 7, following his presentation to the committee, seeking their endorsement in the 2014 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Primary.

Ken Block’s Presentation to the Cranston Republican City Committee

An unofficial transcript of Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Block’s presentation, to the Cranston Republican City Committee from Tuesday, January 7, seeking the committee’s endorsement in the 2014 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Primary.

Allan Fung’s Presentation to the Cranston Republican City Committee

An unofficial transcript of Cranston Mayor and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Allan Fung’s presentation, to the Cranston Republican City Committee from Tuesday, January 7, seeking the committee’s endorsement in the 2014 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Primary.

Bill Rappleye Interviews Justin on RI Population Trends

Justin tells Bill Rappleye that a population increase isn’t necessarily a good sign if people aren’t working.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 14 (Unions & Politicians v. John DePetro)

Justin and Bob Plain discuss the union-driven push to defenestrate John DePetro and whether it’s appropriate for politicians (in and out of office) to boycott an entire media organization and petition private businesses to do the same.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 13 (Pope Francis and Progressive Economics)

Justin and Bob Plain discuss Pope Francis’s apparent economic philosophy.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 12 (Taxes and Wealth)

Justin and Bob discuss taxes and wealth on NBC 10 Wingmen, with some afterthoughts from Justin.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 11 (Minimum Wage)

Justin Katz and Bob Plain discuss the minimum wage and fast food protests.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 10 (School Choice)

Justin Katz and Bob Plain discuss school choice in Rhode Island for this week’s Wingmen segment.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 9 (Booing Down a Guest)

Justin Katz and Bob Plain discuss Brown University agitators’ shouting down NYC Police Commissioner Kelly.

Something to Show: 0.0% Sales Tax in Rhode Island

A video by Justin, profiling former pet store owner Don Russell and his tribulations with the Rhode Island economy and state sales tax.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 8 (Divesting Pension Fund of Guns)

Justin Katz and Bob Plain discuss divesting gun-related investments from the state pension fund, including whether that’s a Second Amendment violation or just an indication of the problem of progressive government.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 7 (Shutdown, Pensions, and More)

Andrew Morse discusses the federal shutdown and Rhode Island politics with Bob Plain for a full half hour of News 10 Wingmen.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 6 (Shutdown)

Justin Katz and Bob Plain talk government shutdown and extremists on 10 News Conference.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 5 (ObamaCare)

Justin Katz and Bob Plain argue ObamaCare, including a new, extended online-only discussion.

The Roosevelt Society 10/2/2013 with Deborah Gist


Here are eight takeaways from last evening’s Roosevelt Society forum with Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist…

8. Finally, Commissioner Gist offered that students don’t necessarily like an easy teacher, despite what the conventional wisdom might be…

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 4 (Cranston “Creed” Banner)

Justin Katz and Steve Ahlquist discuss prayer/creed banners in Cranston and the separation of Church and State.

The Roosevelt Society 9/26/2013 with Richard Ferruccio and Robert Walsh


Seven takeaways from last evening’s discussion billed as a “very respectful discussion with two of the most respectful union leadership figures in the state”, Rhode Island National Education Association Executive Director Robert Walsh and former Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers President Richard Ferruccio, hosted by the Roosevelt Society:

7. At one point during the evening, Mr. Walsh described himself and Mr. Ferruccio as pretty well representing the two poles of the Democratic party tent. This was probably best illustrated when Lee Ann Sennick asked the panelists about the immigration issue….

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 3 (Unionized Child Care Providers)

Justin Katz and Bob Plain argue about unionizing child care workers whose clients receive state aid.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 2 (NECAPs & School Choice)

This week, Justin and RIFuture’s Bob Plain argue the wisdom and need for standardized tests as a graduation requirement.

10 News Conference Wingmen, Episode 1

The first 10 News Conference segment focused on (disagreements about) Governor Chafee’s time in office.

Friedman Legacy Day School Choice Essay Contest Winners

Yesterday, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity recognized the two winners of its essay contest on the topic of school choice, as Rhode Island’s offering in the nationwide celebration of Friedman Legacy Day.

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