Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Few of America’s drunken partiers tonight, celebrating some confused combination of Mexican heritage, Corona and Dos Equis, will have the slightest idea of the reason for their celebration. But they are right to do so. Much like the heroes of the Alamo, the courageous Mexicans on the 5th of May gave their lives to delay the seemingly inevitable, and in the process, made it anything but.

They saved their country. They very likely saved ours too.

Why Delegates Matter

Why Delegates Matter

by Rod D. Martin April 29, 2016 Despite holding 200 more delegates than he would were the races decided proportionally, Donald Trump and his supporters have taken to screaming that “the process is rigged,” that proportional representation should rule, and...
New York Update

New York Update

by Rod D. Martin April 20, 2016 My quick take on last night’s New York primary, and the aftermath. On the Republican side, Trump won big on home turf, but he won bigger behind the scenes, where he shook up his campaign staff and brought in some people who might...
Rod Martin’s “The Week” – April 16, 2016

Rod Martin’s “The Week” – April 16, 2016

You can read about the world anywhere: you come to RodMartin.org to understand it. This week, Rod looks at the battle in the GOP and Dem primaries, the consequences of the candidates’ tax plans, the collapse in global poverty, PayPal’s hypocrisy in North Carolina, whether women should be punished for abortion, and the staggering (and poorly understood) importance of SpaceX landing a rocket on a tiny drone ship in the Atlantic. All this plus much much more, at RodMartin.org.