A May 20, 2014 report by the Reuters news agency tells us that Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second largest bank, has been fined $2.5 billion by U.S. regulators. The bank was charged with helping wealthy Americans conceal major cash assets, making it possible for them to evade U.S. federal and state income taxes. In a related […]
About Paul R. Hollrah
Mr. Hollrah is a native of St. Charles, Missouri. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and is past-President of the Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. In 2012 he received the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering. From 1962-70 he served as a Senior Project Engineer for Cities Service Oil Company (CITGO) and the Sun Oil Company (Sunoco) in New York and Tulsa. From 1966-70 he served as a member of the six-man industry task force responsible for economic justification of the Explorer Pipeline, a major Houston-Chicago products pipeline system.
From 1970-84 he served as Director of State Relations for the Sun Oil Company, in Philadelphia, with responsibility for legislative and regulatory liaison with the fifty state governments.
He is a founder and former director of the State Governmental Affairs Council; a former member of the General Committee on State Relations, American Petroleum Institute; a former member of the Business Advisory Board, American Legislative Exchange Council, a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Legislative Policy Institute, National Center for Legislative Research; a former commissioner of the Pennsylvania Child Support Commission; and a former member of the Board of Trustees, Congress of Small Cities of Russia.
He has served the Republican Party as a Legislative District Director, Congressional District Committeeman, County Chairman, State Committee Member, and as a State and National Convention Delegate. In 1986-87 he served as deputy campaign manager in the presidential exploratory committee of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. In 2000 he served as a Bush-Cheney Elector in the U.S. Electoral College and in 2004 he was elected chairman of Oklahoma’s seven-member delegation to the U.S. Electoral College.
In 1975, Mr. Hollrah created and registered the first political action committee (SunPAC) with the Federal Election Commission, pioneering the PAC movement in the American business community. He was also the principal founder and a former steering committee member of the National Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, Republican National Committee.
Mr. Hollrah took early retirement from the Sun Company in 1984. Since retiring, he has worked as a consultant both in the U.S. and in Russia, bringing Russia’s unique technological developments to the U.S. and working on humanitarian aid projects in Moscow and Siberia. In 1997 he served as a senior consultant to the Alliance for American Innovation, Washington, DC, playing a pivotal role in defeating a multi-national political attack on the U.S. patent system.
In 1998 he founded a publishing company, Patria Publishing, and has published a frontier history (1765-1885) of St. Charles County, Missouri, the jumping-off point for the Lewis & Clark Expedition. He currently writes a weekly political column and has published more than 400 op-ed columns. He serves as a Contributing Editor for the National Writers Syndicate, the New Media Journal, and the OrderofEphors.com blog site. Along with Pastor Lydia Istomina, he is the co-author of Bush’s Legs, the story of religious renaissance in post-Cold War Russia. He is also the author of a four-part memoir, titled My Six Passages.
Entries by Paul R. Hollrah
In a telephone conversation recorded on April 9, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, engaged in a heated exchange centered on her friendship with a number of current and former professional basketball stars, including Magic Johnson. In the recorded conversation, obtained by TMZ Sports, Stiviano, who is half black and […]
A quick review of current literature on healthcare costs and healthcare cost containment is not a very productive use of one’s time. Within minutes of beginning a review of the published literature, the researcher quickly finds himself so deep into the weeds that it is impossible to make any sense of what is being conveyed. […]
The April 2, 2014 edition of National Review Online contains a blockbuster story detailing the results of a widespread vote fraud investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. In their review of the 2012 General Election, the board searched some 101,000,000 voter records in databases of 27 other states, using the same […]
In the years immediately following World War II, most American were understandably concerned about Communist infiltration at the highest levels of the U.S. government. For example, how could anyone forget the photograph taken at the Yalta Conference, February 4-11, 1945, in which Alger Hiss, a deep-cover Soviet agent, was seen leaning over FDR’s shoulder, whispering […]
In a March 26, 2014 article for The Jerusalem Post, titled Column One: Campus Brownshirts Rising, writer Caroline Glick reports on the efforts of Vassar College Earth sciences professor Jill Schneiderman’s abortive attempt to arrange a field trip to Israel to study water supply issues in the Holy Land. The trouble started when Professor Schneiderman […]
Having begun my career as a lobbyist under the dome of the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, I know a thing or two about political corruption in the Keystone State and the City of Brotherly Love… I’ve seen it “up close and personal.” So it came as no surprise when the Philadelphia Inquirer published a […]
Two headlines on Tuesday, March 18, are bound to give Democrats across the country a really bad case of heartburn. The Washington Free Beacon headline read: “Born to Run Away From High Taxes,” while a New York Times headline read, “Businessman Wins Republican Primary for Governor in Illinois.” The Free Beacon story details the extent to which […]
In its January 24, 2004 edition, the New York Times reported that a Los Angeles private detective, Anthony J. Pellicano, had been sentenced to thirty months in prison for illegal possession of hand grenades, blasting caps, plastic explosives, and two handguns. Those items were found by F.B.I. agents in a raid on Pellicano’s Los Angeles […]
In a February 10 op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who occupies one of the Republican seats on the commission, broke the news that the Obama administration was planning to place inquisitors in the newsrooms of television and radio stations across the nation. Titled the “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information […]
In the August 18, 2011 edition of The American Thinker, writer Matt Patterson published an article titled, “Obama: The Affirmative Action President.” Patterson wrote, “Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of […]
In recent days I have been drawn into yet another debate over presidential eligibility, as specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Given that Barack Obama has occupied the Oval Office illegally for more than five years, without so much as a whimper of protest from most American voters or the mainstream […]