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Presidents Trump and Reagan: Syria and Libya

by Newt Gingrich April 9, 2017 There are some fascinating parallels between President Trump’s decisive but low-key military response to the Syrian chemical attack and President Reagan’s equally decisive but low-key response to provocation by Libya in 1981. In both...

China, North Korea and a Useful Coincidence

by George Friedman April 7, 2017 The meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump are underway. Given Trump’s position during the presidential campaign, the expectation was that the sole conversation would be about trade relations....

A Supreme Court Nominee Who Understands the Danger of Power

by Laura Bennett Peterson April 5, 2017 Amid the spectacle of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, there emerged that rare visitor to the U.S. Capitol: some nuggets of common sense. These nuggets came...

Trump and Xi Take Center Stage

by George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro April 4, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet April 6–7 at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Most meetings between world leaders are relatively unimportant. This meeting is an exception,...

Trump’s Greatest Deal

by  Caroline Glick April 1, 2017 What can be done about Iran? For the past eight years, the Obama administration did everything in its power to empower Iran. To make Iran happy, Obama did nothing as hundreds of thousands of Syrians were killed and millions more were...

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...

How North Korea Could Kill 90 Percent of Americans

by Ambassador James Woolsey and Dr. Vincent Pry March 30, 2017 The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons....

What Past Empires Tell Us About the Future

by George Friedman March 27, 2017 Spanish essayist George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” but there is a problem with this famous and witty line. Studying history has little practical utility in averting past...

Trump’s FDA Pick Should Let Patients Be Free to Choose

by Bartley J. Madden and Susan E. Dudley March 27, 2017 President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, a medical doctor and former FDA deputy commissioner, knows from...

Quick Takes on Ryan’s Healthcare Flop

by Rod D. Martin March 24, 2017 My quick takes on Ryan's health care flop today. 1. As I've said repeatedly, the Republicans should have passed a one-sentence repeal bill on or about January 21, sunsetting Obamacare at some arbitrary point in the future (my preference...

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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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