Americans just celebrated the birth of Christ 2,000 years ago. What we are celebrating a lot less these days is the birth of our own babies. In short, America’s fertility rate is in a free fall. Over a 60-year period between 1957 and 2017, fertility rates in the United States plummeted. About 11 percent fewer babies […]
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
In describing the 1984 San Francisco Democrats, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Jeane Kirkpatrick said, “They always blame America first.” She was referring of the fringe elements of the Democratic Party. Unfortunately, because of monopolistic control of the culture-moving powers, what is fringe in the Democratic Party becomes more mainstream over time, and we see […]
Too many conservatives are having too much fun with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s gaffes and more-than-apparent ignorance of economics, history and the U.S. Constitution. There is truly a lot of low-hanging fruit, and it hardly needs to be re-hashed. Just check your social media feed. But just deriding the woman belies two errors. One is thinking that […]
In the you-can’t-make-this-up category — which granted, is pretty gigantic right now — a new study and some media reporting on it is making the case that the decline in the American divorce rate, which normal Americans instinctively think is a good thing, is actually a very bad thing. Why? Because inequality. Specifically, the cause of the […]
There are a lot of ways to dice numbers, particularly economic numbers. But almost any way you cut it, America is far wealthier, more productive, more prosperous and more consumptive than Europe or almost anywhere else on earth. In fact, according to an apples to apples comparison by the American Enterprise Institute, most Europeans, including wealthier Western […]
Now that Florida’s Keystone Cops, whiny Jim Acosta’s tantrum and other nonsense is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at what is happening in the real world — the world that the media is largely ignoring. Hmmmm…looks like National Security Advisor John Bolton is quietly crushing the Make America Weak And […]
For all of Florida’s squeaker election controversies, the state’s Republicans showed this cycle how conservatives can actually start picking up substantial black and Hispanic votes — and not by pandering, but by promoting conservative principles. Namely, school choice for parents — which is very popular with black moms. It has become apparent that white Republican Ron […]
In a victory for the campaign hopes of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a federal judge has ordered all of Florida’s elections officials to give nearly 4,000 voters — or more maybe 7,000, no one is sure — whose ballots were rejected over mismatched signatures until Saturday to fix the problem and for their votes to […]
Another Florida school district is cutting parents out of the loop on transgender school kids and gagging teachers, but this time going after a male P.E. teacher who refused to observe a middle school girl who was claiming to feel like a boy and using the boys’ locker room. Pasco County schools, a suburban county […]
Several major Florida media outlets are running stories today explaining that the likelihood of the contentious Florida election recount changing the results of Tuesday’s elections are very small. That is good news for Republicans, bad news for Democrats, on a couple of fronts. The state’s largest paper, the Tampa Bay Times, reported: “…a recount that reverses […]
On election day, Democrat Nikki Fried lost in a very close race to Republican Matt Caldwell for the Florida Cabinet office of agriculture commissioner. But after Broward’s rounds of late — illegally late — vote tallies, she is now ahead by 5,326 votes, So in a display of dizzying chutzpah, she has claimed victory and started working […]
Immigration will be center stage with the Democrats now in charge of the House and President Trump determined to secure America’s borders and control who can come in. And so the surplus of claims made by immigration advocates that are either misleading, incomplete, a rewriting of history or just flat wrong will be rolling forward […]
With the U.S. Senate in the balance, Florida’s largest newspaper chain published a last-minute hit piece on Gov. Rick Scott, an apparent attempt to undermine his campaign to unseat 46-year Washington politician Sen. Bill Nelson — the man Forbes magazine once famously depicted on their cover with, literally, an empty suit. The pre-planned package of […]
A parent who sent an email critical of the Florida school superintendent who implemented a radical transgender policy that strips away parent rights, found officers from the school district’s brand new police force at his door the next day. This is a fairly shocking level of intimidation, and certainly at least some parents must have […]
There is a new, well-financed, well-oiled smear machine that is spinning up mud and using the media to spread it as though it is legitimate news. It goes like this: The Southern Poverty Law Center uses its anti-conservative, anti-Christian, pro-Muslim, pro-illegal immigration, pro-LGBTQ metrics to identify “hate groups.” The result: It has managed to label […]