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The World That World War II Built

by George Friedman May 26, 2017 On June 4-7, it will be 75 years since the Battle of Midway, the battle in which the United States won the war in the Pacific and prevented the defeat of Britain and Russia. Guadalcanal, El Alamein and Stalingrad followed, all mostly...

Does Capitalism Help or Hurt Women?

by Chelsea Follett May 25, 2017 Does capitalism help or hurt women? A fascinating book from Cambridge University Press, Capitalism, For and Against: a Feminist Debate, seeks to answer that question. Philosophy professors Ann Cudd of Boston University and Nancy...

Israel Loves Donald Trump – With Good Reason

by Jack Engelhard May 25, 2017 President Trump’s visit to Israel was a reminder to Israel, a nation of miracles, that miracles still happen. For the longest time – those eight long years of Obama – it must have seemed that the nightmare would never end. Enter Trump...

Terrorism as a Tactic

by Jacob L. Shapiro May 24, 2017 The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack outside of a concert hall in Manchester that killed 22 people and left 59 wounded. British police are now trying to determine if the individual who detonated the improvised...

In North Korea, the US Advertises Its Intentions

by George Friedman May 24, 2017 On March 8, we wrote an analysis that said North Korea appeared to be crossing a red line set forth by the United States. And now, there are signs that military action on the Korean Peninsula is increasingly likely. It’s no secret that...

Why High-Tax Politicians Are Always Wrong

by Richard Rahn May 23, 2017 If you were really hungry and given the choice of half of an eight-inch pizza or a third of a twelve-inch pizza, which would you choose?[1] Already, the normal group of know-nothings among the political class and the press are proclaiming...

China is Riding a Tiger it Cannot Get Off

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard May 18, 2017 China’s authorities are increasingly worried by stress in the country’s financial system and the sudden slowdown in economic growth, fearing that it may now be too dangerous to press ahead with their draconian crack-down on...

Democrat McCarthyites

by Jack Kelly May 17, 2017 There was a time, not so long ago, when Democrats and journalists denounced guilt by association. Here’s an example from the 1950s: Screenwriter A is a Communist. Screenwriter B is a friend of Screenwriter A. Therefore, Screenwriter B is a...

The Democrats’ Civil War

by Daniel Greenfield May 14, 2017 The Democrats have ended their unity tour more divided than ever. Unlike Republican quarrels, their war is mostly ignored by the media. And yet it will define what the Left and its plan to take over the country will look like. When...

Communism’s Legacy: Tyranny, Terror, and Torture

by Richard M. Ebeling May 10, 2017 In August of 1993, I was invited to participate in a conference in Vilnius, Lithuania on “Liberty and Private Business.” This was less than two years after the formal disappearance of the Soviet Union as a political entity on the map...

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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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