Mark Hemingway at Real Clear Investigations recently wrote a solid piece about the “data problem” with getting clean voter rolls and eradicating voter fraud. He’s right, there is a data problem. And a management problem. And a competence problem. After all, government runs elections and government is pretty famously awful in all of those categories. But those […]
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
Most of the media won’t get it, probably even when it happens, but all of the signals are pointing to President Trump getting deals with both China and Mexico — and they will be better deals than what the United States has or has had. Mexico is actually the easier nut to crack here. The […]
As a former long-time journalist, I like to sometimes write a straight news story based on the actual news and not leftist agitprop. If straightforward, honest, non-pack journalists were covering last week’s surprise press conference by Robert Mueller, this is how a news story might read. Surprise Mueller Statement Questions Universal Presumption Of Innocence (WASHINGTON, […]
“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 of socialism’s practical doom. But at its core, socialism is a violation of elemental human nature that desires to build, innovate, expand […]
The “old, white men” problem has been rolling down crooked rails for a long time now, driven by progressive feminist radicals. In newsrooms in the 1990s, I regularly heard how a City Council or County Commission or group of Legislators were just a bunch of “old, white men” invariably from female reporters. “White males” have long been […]
Democrats across the nation are deeply worried about the 2020 Census. The states that are most apt to lose representation after the new Census are mostly Democrat-dominated. The states most likely gain representation after the Census are mostly Republican-controlled. That is almost entirely due to residents of California, New York and Illinois fleeing to Florida, […]
Chick-fil-A is vilified by the American left — and particularly the LGBTQ+ community — like few other American companies. The reason is clear: They are honest, biblical Christians in their beliefs and statements, including on marriage being between one man and one woman — because that is what the Bible explicitly says and what all […]
To listen to media pundits, President Trump has created the trade-war crises with China. They say he is economically illiterate. Or he’s a dolt. Or he’s a xenophobe. Or a jingoist. And his impetuous actions are “roiling” markets and making businesses nervous and could tank the economy. It’s all Trump’s fault. This is not just […]
The events in the above headline are not unrelated. Once the literally “no news” two-year news cycle of Trump-Russia collusion ended with the thump of the Mueller report finding no collusion and not recommending any obstruction of justice charges, it turns out Americans are OK with President Trump. More than OK. The Zogby Poll has Trump’s […]
Florida’s honors college for the state system may have twisted itself into a verbal knot because it does what apparently is common practice among colleges — adding a layer of review to applying students who had reported mental issues. This makes eminent sense for college campuses who have been dealing with some tragic violence issues, […]
It’s not just high-profile anti-leftist political commentators such as Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer who are being banned from Facebook and de-platformed elsewhere. Facebook has forced a well-known Christian apologist off their platform for things he posted years earlier — such as death and rape threats he received and even a famous […]
Joe Biden announced today and he is running on one of the core lies about President Trump. And it is a lie that is at once pervasive and really easy to reveal. It’s the lie about what Trump said after Charlottesville and represents everything wrong with the Democrat/media establishment. Trump painfully clearly and obviously was […]
By Will Have you thought to yourself that the Climate Change movement seems more and more like a religious movement? I have, so I researched how to identify a religious cult. Rick Ross, an expert on cults and intervention specialist, developed a list of ten warning signs for unsafe groups, which is published by the […]
President Trump’s threat to close the southern border indefinitely because of the growing crisis is another reminder that despite the fluffy official rhetoric over the years, Mexico remains a bad neighbor — and getting worse. Honesty would go a long way in building good policy here. Of course, there won’t be an honest discussion, because […]
There really is nothing new under the sun. The infamous Salem Witch Trials started with a group of young girls claiming they were doing bad things because they were possessed. They then said that it was witches who caused them to be possessed, naming them without providing any evidence. The “witches” were then summarily executed. […]