#Formal Writings

House Update: Sept. 5, 2018

by Rod D. Martin September 5, 2018 Rasmussen today has the Generic Ballot at D+4 (46-42). This is within the safety zone -- Republicans historically win the House even at D+5. But it's worth noting that it's also part of a worrisome trend. Rasmussen had the race dead...

Democrats Jettison Their Superdelegates: What’s Next?

by Rod D. Martin August 27, 2018 ICYMI: Over the weekend, the DNC stripped superdelegates of their right to tip the scales in the Democrat nominating process. For my entire lifetime, unelected insider delegates have held the balance of power, and they handed a...

Russell Moore and II Chronicles 7:14

by Rod D. Martin August 25, 2018 I was reading today in Jeremiah, and I thought of Russell Moore (and a decent number of his followers). For Fourth of July (of course), Russell tweeted that II Chronicles 7:14 does not apply to America. This point seems to be cheered...

Erickson: Trump Supporters Are Hypocrites on Cohen

by Rod D. Martin August 24, 2018 NeverTrumper Erick Erickson is out this morning with a piece condemning all Trump supporters as hypocrites (big shock): “If Hillary had done this, you know you’d be screaming for impeachment.” Well no, Erick: I would not be “screaming...

The Sham Cohen Plea Deal

by Rod D. Martin August 22, 2018 I've thought a little about the sham Cohen plea deal. It is very interesting to me that, when the prosecutors announced the deal, they highlighted all of the matters to which Cohen pled guilty...except one: the alleged campaign finance...

Quick Takes on Manafort and Cohen

by Rod D. Martin August 21, 2018 Quick takes on Manafort and Cohen: Manafort was found guilty of...stuff that had absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump, or even the 2016 election. This is a sick joke. Cohen was threatened by Mueller with about 300+ years in...

Bill Nelson’s Surreal Russian Hacking Claim Falls Apart

by Rod D. Martin August 21, 2018 Update on soon-to-be-former U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's bizarre claim of Russian penetration of Florida voting systems (denied by every Florida election official, including the Democrats), just posted by Gov. Rick Scott. I have more to...

The So-Called Trump Circus

by Rod D. Martin August 19, 2018 I love the Wall Street Journal, but sometimes they -- like a lot of Republicans -- completely miss the ever-lovin' point. Take this paragraph: "The Trump Administration’s regulatory rollback continues to be overshadowed by the White...

Chelsea Clinton: Abortion Has Added $3.5 Trillion to Our Economy

by Rod D. Martin August 17, 2018 My old and dear friend Ky Harrod posted an article on Facebook -- at which he was and you should be horrified -- in which Chelsea Clinton ludicrously claims that "abortion has added $3.5 trillion to our economy." He rightly notes that...

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...

It’s Not That Hard to Secure Elections: Here’s How

by Rod D. Martin August 8, 2018 More and more Democrats -- herded into it by their own Russia hysteria -- are calling for ballot security. Oh the irony. So here's a primer, for those who've been opposed to these things lo these many years (while benefiting from its...

Why Politics Matters

by Rod D. Martin August 2, 2018 An end of day note before I leave my desk for dinner. On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler became Fuhrer of Germany. He did not achieve this by conquest or coup, by revolution or revolt. Rather, he won an election. And then he used...

The Inherent Unfairness in Comparing Trump and Reagan

by Rod D. Martin August 1, 2018 I keep hearing Trump supporters say that "Trump is doing as much good as Reagan" or even "Trump is doing better than Reagan". But as enthusiastic as I am about the President's (multiple daily) accomplishments, let me offer some...

Reagan’s “Zero Option”, and Trump’s

by Rod D. Martin July 27, 2018 In one of the comment threads, a friend demonstrated complete ignorance of Reagan's "Zero Option" and why I keep referencing it. Hence, this history lesson which I wrote for him, and which you need to read: The Zero Option -- proposed by...

The Aging, Childless Future

by Rod D. Martin July 21, 2018 The pro-abortion (and pro-One Child Policy) left has been scaremongering the "settled science" of overpopulation since at least Paul Ehrlich's hysterical 1968 prediction of imminent global famine and civilizational collapse. They're...

U.S. Oil Production Surges

by Rod D. Martin July 19, 2018 As I've predicted since back when "Peak Oil" was the "settled science" of the day, not only has America become the world's largest oil producer, more than doubling daily production (which was supposedly impossible), but Texas -- all by...

Mueller Indicts…People He Knows He’ll Never Face In Court

by Rod D. Martin July 17, 2017 If Robert Mueller is indicting people he knows he'll never put on trial, and knows he'll never have to prove his case against them, or face their discovery requests and thus the need to show his "evidence", but ABSOLUTELY REFUSES -- as...

Trump’s Actual Russia Policy vs. the Russia Narrative

by Rod D. Martin July 17, 2018 President Trump just: 1. Dramatically increased U.S. defense spending against Russia. 2. Arm-twisted NATO into doing likewise (for which even the New York Times praised him, and blasted Obama for failing to do). 3. Provided anti-tank...

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