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Putin is Left Out in the Cold

by Pavel Baev April 28, 2017 This past week’s big and still developing story is the sharp escalation of confrontation on the Korean peninsula. But Russia, which has made itself a key actor to many current global dramas, from the French elections to the civil war in...

Space News Roundup – April 27, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council April 27, 2017   Let's Shoot for the Moon - Yes, Again...This Time for Economic Development The ink was not yet dry on the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced...

How the Market Is Already Repealing Obamacare

by Stewart Jones April 25, 2017 There’s a common misconception that if you’re opposed to government services, programs and/or departments, then you’re opposed to building roads, education, people getting affordable health care and even people taking care of the sick...

The Safe Haven of Britain Amidst the Woes of Europe

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard April 25, 2017 Last Tuesday to the surprise of many, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early or “snap” General Parliamentary Election.  It was a very smart move. Assuming – as does most everyone – that her Conservative Party...

How to Resolve the North Korea Crisis Once and For All

by Dr. Jack Wheeler April 21, 2017 On Monday (4/17), Vice-President Mike Pence was here at the Panmunjom border between North and South Korea.  But this is a view the Silver Fox never saw.  For it is from the North Korean side.   I took this picture in 2010. Many of...

The State Can’t Protect the Environment – Markets Can

by Fred Smith and Iain Murray April 20, 2017 As Joseph Schumpeter noted, free markets had a good first century (the 1750s to 1850s). A market economy produced massive improvements in the quality of life, and that gained it general legitimacy. But, as he also warned,...

Secession Could Give California the Reality Check it Needs

by Daniel J. Mitchell April 19, 2017 Donald Trump's election is having a very good effect on my leftist friends. Because they fear the new occupant of the White House, they’re now much more sympathetic to the notion that there should be limits on the power of the...


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