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Thoughts on Beauty

by Rod D. Martin October 17, 2016 Every morning when I wake, I look out my window and thank God that we get to live here, and for the beauty my eyes behold. I just spent my seventh birthday in this place. Though legally we may be owners here we are but stewards, and...

The Rod Martin Report – October 10, 2016

The Rod Martin Report   Trump's Death and Resurrection The Access Hollywood Tape Virtue Signaling What Happens If She Wins? The Wikileaks Revelations What Trump Must Do The Battle of Tours and Christopher Columbus Dear Friends, Wow. Friday, Donald Trump imploded...

The Rod Martin Report – October 1, 2016

The Rod Martin Report   Debate Fallout Hillary's Missing Activists Trump's Taxes and Alicia Machado Polls, We Have Polls (and Maps!) Kaepernick & the Obamacare Death Spiral What Musk's "Million on Mars" Means for You Dear Friends, It was a half-full kind of...

Fear and the Fatherhood of God

by Rod D. Martin September 16, 2016 Fear is the opposite of faith. That may sound like a platitude. It is not. We tend to misunderstand the word “faith.” Sometimes we mysticize it. Other times we treat it like a substance, as though it were cough syrup of which we...

Martin’s Theory of General Election Endorsements

by Rod D. Martin August 26, 2016 This year – like every year – we are faced with imperfect candidates between whom we must choose. As I write this, the context is Donald Trump, whom many conservatives find appalling, and against whom I fought in the primary. But I...

Why Trump Never Apologizes

by Rod D. Martin August 15, 2016 You may have noticed that Donald Trump never apologizes for anything. Ever. Even when he probably ought to. Now in point of fact, we know "never" isn't really true, even though we don't see this. People who've known him for years say...

Rod Martin’s “The Week” – August 13, 2016

A Note From Rod   Trump's Travails Can He Win? Assange Fingers Hillary "Founders of ISIS" Shredding the First Amendment 495 Years Since Cortez   Dear Friends, For a variety of business, political and family reasons, I haven't written as the newsletter as...

Innovation and Its Enemies

by Matt Ridley August 12, 2016 On Monday (8/08), British Prime Minister Theresa May announced what is being called the "Frackpot" – to redirect some of the future profits of shale gas production to households, rather than councils. [Note that in the UK and most...

Banning Preaching

by Rod D. Martin August 12, 2016 You’ve probably never heard of the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission. But just before last month’s Republican National Convention, it announced that Iowa pastors may not preach any sermon in a service “open to the public” which...

Rod Martin’s “The Week” – July 25, 2016

A Note From Rod   Iowa Preaching Ban RNC Wrap-Up Is Trump a Fascist? The Cruz Promise Democrat Disarray Why We Fight Dear Friends, This week we’re going to sum up the Republican National Convention, which surprised in many, many ways; and take a look forward at...

Rod Martin’s “The Week” – July 15, 2016

A Note From Rod Terror in Nice Brexit Fallout Trump's Personnel Choices Inside the Platform Committee Latest Poll Numbers Dallas and Race Dear Friends, I had finished this letter and was ready to put it (and myself) to bed, when I got the news of the Nice terror...

#FreeTheDelegates Is A Singularly Awful Idea

by Rod D. Martin July 14, 2016 Our #NeverTrump friends are plotting a coup here in Cleveland, whereby all delegates would be freed to vote however they wish not on the second ballot, but on the first. I call this a coup – as they do – with reason: it would overturn...

Brexit Is Glorious

by Rod D. Martin June 28, 2016 The naysayers are just wrong. The markets are wrong too. And even if they weren't, what price liberty? Brexit was an historic reassertion of Britain's ancient liberties. It was also a monumental repudiation of the left and its...

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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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