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Nationalism and Liberal Democracy

Tension between nationalism and liberal democracy is not what is haunting us today. by George Friedman March 3, 2017 [EDITOR'S NOTE: "Liberalism" as used in this article refers to the Classical Liberalism of John Locke, Adam Smith, the American Founding Fathers, et...

Are Democrats Institutionally Anti-Semitic Now?

by Caroline Glick March 10, 2017 Was former secretary of labor and assistant attorney general Tom Perez’s victory over Cong. Keith Ellison in the race to serve as the new chairman of the Democrat National Committee a victory of centrist Democrats over radical leftists...

How Motown Smashed the Cultural Border

by Sean Malone February 21, 2017 After seven years in college and grad school studying the subject and almost 20 years learning to be a performer and composer, I am still completely fascinated by music and its impact on society. It’s a necessarily abstract art form,...

Trump Picks Gorsuch!

by Rod D. Martin January 31, 2017, 8:30pm Donald Trump -- in prime time, from the East Room -- tonight announced Neil Gorsuch as his pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Gorsuch is 49 years old. By all appearances, he is a virtual...

Inconvenient Truth: There Already Is a Palestine

by Rod D. Martin January 24, 2017 Fifty years after the Six Day War, its memory invariably produces a deluge of propaganda attacking “the Zionist Entity” and promoting “an independent Palestine”, which English-speaking audiences are told will be restricted to the West...

The Failure of Public Schooling in One Chart

by Daniel J. Mitchell January 13, 2017 While I have great fondness for some of the visuals I’ve created over the years (especially “two wagons” and “apple harvesting“), I confess that none of my creations have ever been as clear and convincing as the iconic graph on...

The Rod Martin Report – Happy New Year!

The Rod Martin Report - Happy New Year! Dear Friends, The New Year is upon us, and rather than writing our normal "Rod Martin Report" I want to share with you some deeper thoughts, on America's place in the century ahead. Before I do that, I am going to cover just a...

Are Three Religions Battling Over Israel?

by Rod D. Martin December 29, 2016 It is often said that "three religions are battling over the Holy Land". Indeed, in the last 12 hours alone, I've heard some variant of that phrase by two separate commentators on cable news and at least three different people on...


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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.