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What Past Empires Tell Us About the Future

by George Friedman March 27, 2017 Spanish essayist George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” but there is a problem with this famous and witty line. Studying history has little practical utility in averting past...

Trump’s FDA Pick Should Let Patients Be Free to Choose

by Bartley J. Madden and Susan E. Dudley March 27, 2017 President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, a medical doctor and former FDA deputy commissioner, knows from...

Quick Takes on Ryan’s Healthcare Flop

by Rod D. Martin March 24, 2017 My quick takes on Ryan's health care flop today. 1. As I've said repeatedly, the Republicans should have passed a one-sentence repeal bill on or about January 21, sunsetting Obamacare at some arbitrary point in the future (my preference...

The Fracking Tiger is Eating the Russian Bear

by  Ambrose Evans-Pritchard March 22, 2017 The US shale industry has become a hydra-headed monster for Russia – and OPEC too. Before they have contained one threat, fresh dangers keeps popping up in new and expanding zones. This war of attrition in the crude markets...

Newt Gingrich: The CBO Needs to Go

by Newt Gingrich March 18, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of how the American Health Care Act will impact the economy and our insurance markets is simply absurd. I told Martha MacCallum on Fox News the other night that the CBO should be abolished and...

Nationalism and Liberal Democracy

Tension between nationalism and liberal democracy is not what is haunting us today. by George Friedman March 3, 2017 [EDITOR'S NOTE: "Liberalism" as used in this article refers to the Classical Liberalism of John Locke, Adam Smith, the American Founding Fathers, et...

The Dutch Elections and the Looming Crisis

by George Friedman March 17, 2017 Geert Wilders, the nationalist candidate for prime minister of the Netherlands, lost the election on March 15. This has brought comfort to those who opposed him and his views on immigration and immigrants. It is odd that they should...

The Deep State

George Friedman's take on the Deep State provides a broader perspective conservatives need to understand. There's more to this than a few spy agencies, virtually all of it calculated to undermine any and all conservative agendas, something it's achieved with great...

$38 Million in Tax? Donald Trump Needs a Tax Shelter

by Daniel J. Mitchell March 15, 2017 The multi-faceted controversy over Donald Trump’s taxes has been rejuvenated by a partial leak of his 2005 tax return. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkxK4JpArNw&feature=youtu.be Interestingly, it appears that Trump pays a lot of...

Are Democrats Institutionally Anti-Semitic Now?

by Caroline Glick March 10, 2017 Was former secretary of labor and assistant attorney general Tom Perez’s victory over Cong. Keith Ellison in the race to serve as the new chairman of the Democrat National Committee a victory of centrist Democrats over radical leftists...

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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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