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The Rod Martin Report – January 19, 2018

The Rod Martin Report - January 19, 2018   Trump's First Year and Winston Churchill A Note of Grave Caution DACA, S***holes, and the Real Immigration Debate A Government Shutdown? The Fakies! Battles We're Winning (But the War's Not Over)     Dear Friends,...

President Nobama

by Victor Davis Hanson January 19, 2018 Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy. Donald Trump continues to baffle. NeverTrump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his...

President Trump is Right – We Need Welfare Reform

by Newt Gingrich January 17, 2018 The Trump economy is strong. The stock market is at record highs and the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low. This is thanks largely to the Trump Administration’s aggressive regulatory reforms and the passage of historic tax cuts....

A Top-to-Bottom Review of the Russian Economy

by George Friedman January 16, 2018 Summary It’s no secret that we believe Russia, as a global power, is on the decline. And it’s no secret that Russia owes its decline partly to the fall of the price of hydrocarbons, which drive its economy and account for much of...

Why An Oil Price Increase Is Not Enough to Save Russia

 by Jacob L. Shapiro January 12, 2018 Brent crude oil prices have reached their highest level since May 2015, hovering around $69.90 per barrel as of this writing. On Jan. 9, when prices surpassed $68 a barrel, the number held a special significance for Russia because...

Where Hypersonic Weapons Fit in the Future of War

by George Friedman January 10, 2018 The South China Morning Post published an article on Jan. 7 that claimed China was “in the lead” of the development of hypersonic weapons technology. The article points out an important evolution in modern warfare, one that could...

Wilson: Why Trump Tweets

by Matt Wilson January 9, 2018 President Trump understands that when he tweets the most outrageous thing to 46.1 million Twitter followers, his enemies will repeat it over and over again in their #ResistTrump echo chamber. The press, in turn, must report his tweet as...

The End of the US-Pakistan Alliance

by George Friedman January 8, 2018 The U.S.-Pakistan alliance is over. The Pakistani prime minister said as much during a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, a statement made in response to the announcement that the U.S. would cut off all aid to Pakistan...

The Rod Martin Report – January 6, 2018

The Rod Martin Report - January 6, 2018   Dear Friends, Happy New Year, and Happy Epiphany! 2017 was a whirlwind, most of it far beyond our hopes. The best is yet to come. We began with a vacant Supreme Court seat, previously held by the departed giant Antonin Scalia,...

Tax Withholding Is Miracle-Grow for Government

by Daniel J. Mitchell January 5, 2018 The internal revenue code is a reprehensible mess that torments taxpayers and undermines American competitiveness. The good news is that Americans don’t like the tax system. The bad news is that they don’t dislike it nearly as...

Trump Humiliates Obama on Iran

by Roger Simon January 5, 2018 Back in those pre-9/11 days when I identified as a liberal, the one thing I was sure drew all my then cohort together was opposition to fascism, whether secular or religious. Boy, was I wrong — and never was that more clear than in June...

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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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