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The Rod Martin Report – August 14, 2018

Who’ll win in November: my election preview; PLUS, Ron DeSantis for Florida Governor; Secure elections? Here’s how; It’s the economy, stupid; Blacks and Hispanics turn sharply toward Trump; and more. It’s all here, in this week’s Rod Martin Report.

So Who’s Going to Win the House in November?

by Rod D. Martin August 9, 2018 So who's going to win the House in November? And for that matter, who's going to win the Senate? The Wall Street Journal makes a good case for a big Republican defeat this morning in "The Red Wave Illusion". They have history on their...

Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Make Congress Work Again

MAKE CONGRESS WORK AGAIN   April 27, 2018 Washington, DC After Congress passed, and the president signed, a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, President Trump made a very clear statement. "I will never sign another bill like this again. I'm not going to...

My Quick Take on Paul Ryan’s Departure

by Rod D. Martin April 11, 2018 The conventional wisdom (as well-summarized this morning before the formal announcement at Axios) is that Republican donors and Washington insiders will take House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement as a sign that the House is lost, and...

The Rod Martin Report – February 24, 2018

The Rod Martin Report - February 24, 2018     Dear Friends, As you know, the Rod Martin Report normally provides in-depth analysis of several of the week's key events and how they fit into the "bigger picture". But every so often, one event is of such great import...

Reusable Rockets: Dawn of the Real Space Age

by Rod D. Martin February 21, 2018 When Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos began testing reusable rockets, few really understood the significance of what they were seeking to achieve. Now that SpaceX is routinely re-launching used Falcon 9 boosters – not to mention this month's...

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...

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,...

What Roy Moore’s Loss Means, for Republicans and for Christians

by Rod D. Martin December 13, 2017 The sun comes up, and today is another day. So what about Alabama? On the technical side, our better pollsters underestimated the Democrats' ability to turn out its voters by about the same margin that Monday's Fox News poll...

The Never Trumpers Strike Again

by Rod D. Martin October 18, 2017 Some people just don't know when to give it a rest. That has certainly proved true for a lot of last year's #NeverTrumpers, who appear to be clinging to the word #Never no matter how foolish it makes them look (or perhaps for some,...

What We Owe Capitalism, In One Graph

by Rod D. Martin October 4, 2017 Many today have an inadequate appreciation of what Capitalism has done for humanity. Perhaps this graph will help. This graph charts two very different things. First, it shows the number of people living in extreme poverty. As you can...

The Rod Martin Report – September 9, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - September 9, 2017   The North Dakota Speech and "Energy Dominance" The DACA Decision: Why It Matters, What's Next What Do "Dreamers" Dream? Trump Smacks Ryan and McConnell Why The North Korean H-Bomb May Force a War Schadenfreude Section: The...

Should the President Bargain on DACA?

by Rod D. Martin September 4, 2017 Should the President bargain on DACA? Short answer from this red-meat conservative: probably. Let's start with the obvious: DACA is horribly illegal and unconstitutional, an example of Barack Obama's rule by "pen and phone", which is...

The Rod Martin Report – September 2, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - September 2, 2017   Hurricane Harvey, Katrina, and Global Warming "Superstorms" The State Church of the Left Rapidly Growing Leftist Violence SPLC, Google and RICO Trump Victories, Dem Defeats The Truth about VJ Day and "Indigenous Peoples Day"...

How to Separate Sense From Nonsense in Economics

by Richard Rahn August 30, 2017 Why is it that many politicians and journalists can quickly grasp the idea that if the tax on cigarettes or soft drinks with sugar is increased, the demand for them will decline, but seem unable to understand that increasing a tax on...

Cortez and the Aztecs

by Rod D. Martin August 13, 2017 While I'm thinking about it, today is the 496th anniversary of Hernan Cortez's liberation of Mexico from the Aztecs. Yes, I know you're all going to question the term "liberation". But you shouldn't. You've been told that Cortez and...

Thoughts on Charlottesville

by Rod D. Martin August 13, 2017 I have some friends who love Dr. Michael Hill, the founder of the League of the South, one of the organizers of yesterday's "rally". Hill is a former history professor, and sucked a lot of otherwise sensible people into his...

A Deeper Dive: The Evangelist-Organizer

by Rod D. Martin July 29, 2017 Last month in the Florida Baptist Witness, I sketched out an idea I called “An Entrepreneur’s Plan to Double the SBC in 20 Years”. That essay received a great deal of feedback, nearly all of it positive. I’m most grateful for that. One...

An Entrepreneur’s Plan to Double the SBC in 20 Years

by Rod D. Martin June 29, 2017 At last week’s otherwise outstanding Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, messengers were confronted with news of a net loss of 78,000 more members – we had 16,000,000 six years ago, now just 15,200,000 – and the lowest number of...

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