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The Post-Kavanaugh “Legitimacy” of the Supreme Court

The Post-Kavanaugh “Legitimacy” of the Supreme Court

by Rod D. Martin October 8, 2018 I read a paragraph of a Wall Street Journal piece this morning, and found it puzzling. Here it is: The confirmation also presents Chief Justice John Roberts with a considerable challenge, report Brent and Jess Bravin. The three-month...

Senate Update, Oct. 4, 2018 – The Kavanaugh Surge

Senate Update, Oct. 4, 2018 – The Kavanaugh Surge

by Rod D. Martin October 4, 2018 ANOTHER SENATE UPDATE: Yesterday I told you that North Dakota is now likely out of reach for Democrats, with Republican Kevin Cramer now beating incumbent Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by an incredible 12 points: 53% to 41%. Generally...

Jeff Flake Demands a Seventh FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh

Jeff Flake Demands a Seventh FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh

by Rod D. Martin September 28, 2018 Now Jeff The Flake wants a seventh FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh. Which raises a few questions: 1. Why did Flake vote to recommend Kavanaugh to the full Senate just an hour ago if he thinks we need another FBI investigation?...

The Fed Raises Its Full-Year GDP Forecast to 3.1%

The Fed Raises Its Full-Year GDP Forecast to 3.1%

by Rod D. Martin September 27, 2018 In the words of today's Wall Street Journal, "The Fed raised its median forecast for growth in 2018 to 3.1%, which may seem like a gimme putt given that there are only three more months left in the year. But in June the Fed’s median...

A Little History of the NFL

A Little History of the NFL

by Rod D. Martin September 20, 2018 A little (very recent) history of the NFL: * In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray. They also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take...

Senate Update: Sept. 19, 2018

Senate Update: Sept. 19, 2018

by Rod D. Martin September 19, 2018 I sounded the alarm yesterday about the House. A large majority of Republicans believe the Democrats won't win this fall, which means they may become complacent, which will surely result in the Democrats winning the House this fall....

RNC Internal Poll Finds GOP in Danger

RNC Internal Poll Finds GOP in Danger

by Rod D. Martin September 18, 2018 Now this article from The Hill is exactly what I've been warning you about all year: "Fifty-seven percent of people who identified as strong Trump supporters said Democrats don’t have a chance to win big, while 37 percent believe...

The Weather Channel Fakes It Again

The Weather Channel Fakes It Again

by Rod D. Martin September 16, 2018 On camera, this Weather Channel "reporter" was struggling to stand upright, bracing against the storm that was threatening his life and about to blow him away. He was a hero -- much like Cory Booker the other day -- braving certain...

Paul Manafort’s Guilty Plea

Paul Manafort’s Guilty Plea

by Rod D. Martin September 14, 2018 So in an effort to avoid the 300 years of jail time Mueller is seeking against him, Paul Manafort just pled guilty to two crimes that have absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump or with the 2016 election. When Mueller got Cohen...

Happy Rosh Hashanah: Trump to Close PLO Washington Office

Happy Rosh Hashanah: Trump to Close PLO Washington Office

by Rod D. Martin September 10, 2018 Happy Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)! The Trump/Pompeo State Department announced today that the administration is closing the PLO office in Washington because the Palestinians have steadfastly refused to negotiate any peace...

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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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