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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida. Click Here to Learn More About Rod

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The Rod Martin Report – September 9, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - September 9, 2017   The North Dakota Speech and "Energy Dominance" The DACA Decision: Why It Matters, What's Next What Do "Dreamers" Dream? Trump Smacks Ryan and McConnell Why The North Korean H-Bomb May Force a War Schadenfreude Section:...

Should the President Bargain on DACA?

by Rod D. Martin September 4, 2017 Should the President bargain on DACA? Short answer from this red-meat conservative: probably. Let's start with the obvious: DACA is horribly illegal and unconstitutional, an example of Barack Obama's rule by "pen and phone", which is...

The Rod Martin Report – September 2, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - September 2, 2017   Hurricane Harvey, Katrina, and Global Warming "Superstorms" The State Church of the Left Rapidly Growing Leftist Violence SPLC, Google and RICO Trump Victories, Dem Defeats The Truth about VJ Day and "Indigenous Peoples...

How to Separate Sense From Nonsense in Economics

by Richard Rahn August 30, 2017 Why is it that many politicians and journalists can quickly grasp the idea that if the tax on cigarettes or soft drinks with sugar is increased, the demand for them will decline, but seem unable to understand that increasing a tax on...

Cortez and the Aztecs

by Rod D. Martin August 13, 2017 While I'm thinking about it, today is the 496th anniversary of Hernan Cortez's liberation of Mexico from the Aztecs. Yes, I know you're all going to question the term "liberation". But you shouldn't. You've been told that Cortez and...

Thoughts on Charlottesville

by Rod D. Martin August 13, 2017 I have some friends who love Dr. Michael Hill, the founder of the League of the South, one of the organizers of yesterday's "rally". Hill is a former history professor, and sucked a lot of otherwise sensible people into his...

A Deeper Dive: The Evangelist-Organizer

by Rod D. Martin July 29, 2017 Last month in the Florida Baptist Witness, I sketched out an idea I called “An Entrepreneur’s Plan to Double the SBC in 20 Years”. That essay received a great deal of feedback, nearly all of it positive. I’m most grateful for that. One...

An Entrepreneur’s Plan to Double the SBC in 20 Years

by Rod D. Martin June 29, 2017 At last week’s otherwise outstanding Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, messengers were confronted with news of a net loss of 78,000 more members – we had 16,000,000 six years ago, now just 15,200,000 – and the lowest number of...

The Rod Martin Report – May 1, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - May 1, 2017  The Best Presidential Tax Plan of Our Lifetime 100 Days Wrap-Up (including our Top 75 Accomplishments list) Polls Polls Polls What's Next? Obamacare Repeal: Who's to Blame, How to Stick It to Them "Hacking" North Korea's Missiles...

The Rod Martin Report – April 15, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - April 15, 2017  Don Trumpleone Settles the Family's Business The Persuasion Frame, Plus MOAB The Wiretapping and Russia Scandals Supreme Court/60-Vote Rule Wrap-Up Stuff's Gettin' Better. Stuff's Gettin' Better Every Day Three Tech Revolutions...

The Rod Martin Report – March 31, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - March 31, 2017 BeLEAVE in Britain! Theresa May Makes Brexit Official The RyanCare Debacle The "Trump is Hitler" Narrative Dies Schadenfreude Section: Nine New Democrat Disasters Sessions Declares War on Sanctuary Cities Why We're For...

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...

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

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