President Trump’s mega-trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Rome, Belgium, and Sicily is presenting the American public with a fascinating insight — not into Trump but into Washington, D.C. and the American media. The Trump at home is beset by the triumvirate of what is now referred to as the Deep State’s daily leaks, a virulently dishonest […]
About Rod Thomson
Rod Thomson has 30 years of newspaper experience, working for newspapers in Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and Florida. He has been published nationally in the New York Times, People Magazine, Focus on the Family and Newsmax, plus many state, regional and industry publications. He has been a guest on the Hugh Hewitt Show and the Michael Medved Show.
He became Executive Editor of the Gulf Coast Business Review in January 2006 and oversaw an expansion in circulation, geography and size of the weekly publication, covering from Tampa Bay south to Naples. He now runs The Thomson Group, a communications and public relations firm headquartered in Sarasota, Fla.
He has two books published: Living Water: Hudson Taylor and the Call of Inland China, which Christian Literature Crusade put out in 2001 and is now in its second printing; and Living Threads: The unbroken connections of God’s people through the ages, published in 2013. Both are available on Amazon.com.
Rod was born and raised in Flint, Mich., and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in economics.
He has been married to Kim Thomson for 36 years. They have eight children ranging from homemakers to entrepreneurs to service professionals. They also have four grandchildren.
Rod is the publisher of the online magazine: TheRevolutionaryAct.com
Entries by Rod Thomson
The Special Counsel law is a bad one. It essentially creates a temporary fourth branch of government that is unaccountable to anyone. But if it is going to be used — and the Democrat/Media establishment have been howling for it for months — then there are some real, known, evidential scandals and crimes for which […]
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher In full deference to the Iron Lady, that’s not the only problem. That is a functional reality that dooms socialism in action. But at its core, socialism is a violation of elemental human nature that desires to build, […]
Like any other country that is truly multicultural — and few if any are as diverse as the United States — America has its race-based challenges. Some are real and some are politically ginned up, but they all become hurdles to a more unified country. However, maybe the best measure of where America really stands in […]
Hillary Clinton blessed us with her presence again recently and reinforced why Donald Trump was the only acceptable choice for President in the general election — even if he was not the first choice for many in the primary. Trump’s victory must always be painted against the backdrop of this unalterably fixed point in space […]
American political liberaldom relies heavily on empty canards, name-calling and scare tactics to stay alive and shut down opposition. There are few if any deep and penetrating debates on major topics that drive the politics of the left. They simply will not allow it. So they create fictitious arguments (the nice way of saying lies.) […]
It’s unfortunate that such an eminently likable and engaging a man as Neil deGrasse Tyson should be one of the driving problems in science today. He’s someone who could unite and enforce scientific legitimacy in areas that have been politicized by too many, but instead he himself has become maybe the most influential political polemicist […]
Appeasing a genocidal madman, allowing him access to terrifically destructive war machines, has never gone well for the world. It’s just that the peace-desiring countries of the world never learn this difficult truth, too often cuddling up with the seductive mistress of appeasement. This is the precise dynamic we see after multiple U.S. presidents tried to stop North […]
You can find this particular slice of ironic baloney everywhere in liberal ideology. It always raises its fraudulent head during a political campaign because that is when it is most valuable. Women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. Or 79 cents. Or 80 cents. It moves about a little. This is cited […]
Some horrific stories are just too common, and incensing. They do not need to be happening, but occasionally we need to be faced with the raw, brutal reality of an issue too often talked about in anti-septic terms. In a New York City suburb an illegal immigrant, who has been deported four times and is a known […]
Counter to practically everything you will read or watch in news coverage, it is the philosophy of conservatism and the practice of capitalism that has done the most to pull millions of people out of poverty. News coverage tends to focus on the government programs aimed at helping the poor. Some of these include Medicaid, […]
There are bad ideas, and then there are really bad ideas. Government-funded national media resides in the realm of really bad ideas. Make no mistake, this is precisely what NPR and PBS are — government-funded media, an idea totally inimical to the founders’ concept in the First Amendment of a free and unfettered media. President Trump […]
The slim veneer of fake tolerance continues to slide off the American progressive, exposing the ugly underbelly of authoritarianism. I first heard this idea on Facebook from a liberal Democrat friend. It has since spread like the plague from liberal publications like Daily Caller to reliably lefty outlets like Salon to “mainstream” media such as […]
NOTE: Several liberal Florida newspaper columnists responded without research or thought to Rep. Julio Gonzalez’s proposal to create judicial accountability and restore governmental balance of powers. They were predictably snide and shallow. Some were just factually wrong. Here is Gonzalez’s response to one specific column— which they could have had if any had even called […]
Smiley face Islam. That seems to be how the media is determined to depict the face of Islam. The media has unacknowledged, and at times unknown agendas on multiple fronts. It’s the perfectly natural outcome when a large group of people have essentially the same worldview and their check and balance on that worldview is […]