The abortion debate inevitably travels in the same issue-avoiding circles. I was recently on an ABC panel debating the courts blocking Florida’s 24-hour wait period for a woman to get an abortion after receiving counseling, providing time for her to weigh more information into her life-and-death decision. Naturally enough, it devolved into a debate on abortion […]
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
I’m consistently asked this question by bewildered Republicans and Trump supporters: Why won’t Democrats give President Trump a chance? He was duly elected and yet the attacks began immediately. Why? There was an election and Trump won. Give him a chance. It’s a reasonable question. And the answer is the perfect confluence of dynamics propelling […]
Sometimes it is astonishing to see where we are as a country, that somehow we cannot find moral clarity on the idea that a man should not be allowed to use women’s or even girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. But that is where we are. First, perhaps, it would be good to clarify what […]
This is a new era for our country. The election never ended. And apparently never will. And that seems to be the plan. We have a new president, Donald Trump, who is unlike any president we’ve had in modern times. And we have a former president, Barak Obama, acting unlike any president we’ve had in […]
Applying some common sense to the immigration debate offers an immense amount of clarity. And it reveals errors at both ends of the argument: Immigration is a powerful engine for economic growth, but wrong immigration can be a recipe for low wages and the bottom end of the scale, high governmental costs and high wages […]
While everyone was watching the wild histrionics of 109 people being delayed entry into the country for a day or two last weekend, something of much larger and darker import happened. The Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgenders to join, thereby lodging another nail in its own coffin. The mother of […]
I suspect all of us who are on social media, or are known to have voted for Donald Trump, have felt the escalating malice and name-calling from Trump-haters, now nobly referring to themselves as #theresistance. Yeah, they’re the flippin’ French Underground fighting the Nazis. What we are seeing is the worldview epidemic of Trump Derangement […]
The regulatory hive centered in Washington, D.C., buzzes with a power and reach that even the Caesars never imagined. And they were considered gods. Federal regulators can bankrupt companies, distort markets and shut down entire industries with their decrees — the rules that implement Congressional laws. They can also move or slow entire economies and […]
So the media and the Left are all appalled, dismayed, horrified and aghast at fake news allegedly created and distributed by hubs in Eastern Europe and Russia — and that it may have influenced the presidential election. This, as opposed to the fake news created by the traditional media in hubs in New York and […]
Virtually every Trump voter, reluctant Trump voter or defender of any policy or appointment of Trump, is being hit with one or more of the following personal accusations: racist, misogynist, bigot, homophobe. Or maybe you exist as the trifecta. In many people’s minds, the three-part combo of white and male and Christian has become the […]
The Left’s Culture Machine consisting of the fellow-traveling media, Hollywood, academia, and pop music has drilled deep into the American psyche. But there comes a time to combine William F. Buckley and Gandalf and stand athwart this torrent of distortions and deceits and shout “This far and no further!” Against a deluge of evidence flowing […]
Some bad ideas just won’t die. Most recently, the continuing effort by those who lost the Presidential election to retrospectively change the rules continues to plow on — naturally enough courtesy of the friendly mainstream media megaphone. Electors should not vote for the candidate who won their state, as the rules call for, but for […]
There has been considerable and legitimate debate over the rightness and efficacy of profiling criminals. Where is the proper balance between good, proactive policing and infringing on Americans’ civil liberties? But can the same two-sided case be made for profiling visitors and potential immigrants to our country? Not at all. Certainly no case can be […]
As it appears that for the second time this century the United States will elect a president who did not win the popular vote, there are the predictable calls for killing the Electoral College. The same thing occurred in 2000 when Al Gore won the popular vote but George W. Bush won the presidency. In […]
A recent Republican primary for the Florida state Senate race in a Republican district offered the perfect storm for why people get so frustrated with political campaigns — including local ones. But it was also revealing about who we are and why such yuck campaigns are a constant in a close race. There were five […]