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Russia’s Strategy: Built on Illusion

by George Friedman July 27, 2017 Strong powers can underplay their hands and afford to make mistakes. Weak powers, on the other hand, need to exaggerate their power and be far more precise in its use. Power is like money; the less you have, the more you need to flaunt...

The Democrats’ Unprecedented Nominations Blockade

Senate Republican Policy Committee Senator John Barrasso, Chairman July 25, 2017     President Obama had 206 of his nominees confirmed in the first six months of his administration, while President Trump has had only 55 nominees confirmed. Ten nominees have...

Ending the Uniparty by Restoring Regular Order

NOTE: Angelo Codevilla's The Ruling Class is the best available (and yet perhaps shortest) exposition on how the leadership of the two parties "go native" upon reaching Washington, and what the rest of us -- "the Country Class" -- can do about it. I literally keep a...

One More Reason Gun Owners Should Be Celebrated

by Darren Lasorte I have been an NRA-certified firearms instructor for many years now and I’m confident that my students and friends find my constant drilling of the firearms safety rules annoying to say the least. As they roll their eyes, I tell them that short of...

Steve Jobs Wanted to Break Up the Education Monopoly

by Joe Kent July 25, 2017 Steve Jobs said in a 1995 interview, “The unions are the worst thing that ever happened in education.” Jobs spoke with Computerworld’s Daniel Morrow in a 1995 interview, which covered a wide range of topics, but frequently delved into Jobs’s...

Hong Kong’s Example for the Rest of Us

by Marian L. Tupy July 24, 2017 Twenty years ago this month, Britain handed sovereignty of Hong Kong to China. Today, the territory that the British State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Viscount Palmerston once described as “a barren island with hardly a house upon it”...

Is Russiagate Really Hillarygate?

by Paul Roderick Gregory July 21, 2017 According to an insider account –  Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen, released in April – the Clinton team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat. The Clinton...

Why is Russia Aiming Missiles at China?

by Guy Plopsky In early June 2017, Russian media reported that yet another Ground Forces missile brigade received the dreaded road-mobile 9K720 Iskander-M missile system (known in Russian military parlance as an “operational-tactical missile system,” or OTRK in...


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