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Affluent Investor | June 27, 2017

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AboutFrank Vernuccio, Author at Affluent Investor

Frank Vernuccio

Frank Vernuccio

Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government (website He is the co-host of the syndicated radio program, Vernuccio/Novak Report, and is also a contributor to Fox News. His columns appear in many newspapers. After graduating Hofstra Law School, he was a legislative editor for a major publishing company, then served in both Republican and Democrat Administrations. Following the 9/11 attack, he was appointed to run the hard-hit Manhattan branch of the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

Posts By Frank Vernuccio

June 27, 2017 |

Antisemitism Grows on College Campuses

College campuses have become breeding grounds for the anti-Semitic Left. The Observer notes,

United against Israel, activists for LGBTQ rights, gender equality and anti-war efforts, joined by Black Lives Matter, have been hijacked by anti-Israel student groups who not only … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

Europe’s Citizens Differ with Leaders on Muslims

While the leadership of European nations, particularly in Germany, seem unconcerned about the detrimental effects of alienated refugees and immigrants, the general population is clearly worried. A Chatham House  survey gave respondents the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

Search Engines Lean Left

The Journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America” (PNAS) warns that,

search engine companies… could affect—and perhaps are already affecting—the outcomes of close elections worldwide. Restricting search ranking manipulations to voters who have been … Read More

June 21, 2017 |

America’s Constitutional Government Targeted

The target of the vehement protests, over-the-top opposition, and hyperbolic media criticism of the Trump Administration, is not the current occupant of the Oval Office. It is, instead, the Constitutional practice of government.

Little discussed is the odd level of … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Warping American Schools

America’s grammar and high schools have been hijacked.

If you thought the purpose of its educational system was to teach reading, writing, mathematics, science, English, American History and civics to students, you have not been paying attention.

Gradually, over the … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

Historical Ties Between Moscow And the U.S. Left

Surprisingly little attention was paid to the matter of the Democrat party’s key figure, Senator Edward Kennedy, who had an extraordinary relationship with Moscow. As noted by The Spectator:

“Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents … Read More

June 14, 2017 |

Media, FBI Ignore Clinton Relations With Russia

The appointment of a special counsel, former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III, to review as of yet unsubstantiated allegations concerning Russian involvement in the 2016 election, highlights an issue utterly unintended by those who called for the move: the … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

Front Groups Advance Partisan Goals

Several organizations, ostensibly formed for racial, gender, religious or other purposes have created a sense of crisis within the United States since the election of 2016. Many of the concerns expressed are less about ideological dissent or specific issues than … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Russia’s Arctic Threat Grows

Russia is engaging in new and extremely worrisome activities in the Arctic. According to The NATO Association’s Aleksi Korpela,

…the erection of military bases and deployment of forces rings ominous to contiguous states and those with Arctic possessions or … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Obama Illegal Alien Crime Policy Reversed

There has been an extraordinary reversal of policy by the Department of Justice on the issue of criminal immigration enforcement.

The Trump Administration’s rejection of Obama-era practices has its roots in a 2015 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Nuclear Terrorism Threat Grows, Part 2

NATO officials are not alone in their concern about nuclear terrorism. Last year, at the Nuclear Security Summit  U.S. officials expressed concern that atomic weaponry could be obtained by terrorists, particularly from Pakistan.

Heather Von Behren, The U.S. State Department’s … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

Tax Reform and America’s Financial Death Spiral

Tax reform is about to be debated in Washington—and not a moment too soon.

America’s finances are in a death spiral. Similar to a heroin addict that has reached the point where ever-larger doses are necessary to get a desired … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

Nuclear Terrorism Threat Grows

NATO is warning  that the West should consider the potential danger of an attack by terrorists using weapons of mass destruction.

The organization is not being overly cautious. An Economist study notes:

24 states still have 1kg or more … Read More

May 11, 2017 |

Pentagon Depends on China for Key Components

Two years ago, one of America’s top military leaders, now retired, told this publication that he was “deeply concerned” over the Pentagon’s dependence on China for key computer chips. Concerns also abound about Beijing’s control of the “rare earth” materials … Read More

May 9, 2017 |

Non-Citizen Voting Evidence Expands

The news that Victor David Garcia Bebek, a noncitizen in Kansas, has pleaded guilty to three counts of voting unlawfully in 2012 and 2014 has implications far beyond a single state or a single incident

Denial of voter fraud has … Read More

May 8, 2017 |

One State’s Concerted Attack on the First Amendment


New York is one of the most solidly left-wing states. But that doesn’t mean that all of its residents agree with the prevailing progressive ideology—and that dissent disturbs the leadership.

In an attempt to muzzle opposing viewpoints, New … Read More

May 3, 2017 |

Slash and Burn Politics Combines with Irresponsible Journalism

The President’s military attack on the airbase of Russia’s ally Syria, in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s heinous use of illegal gas weapons against his own people, further diminishes allegations that Trump is friendly with Putin. The Russians had warned … Read More

May 2, 2017 |

That’s Propaganda, Not Entertainment

Censorship can take many forms. In some regimes, books are burned, in some others, nonconforming authors are jailed. In America’s academic, mainstream news, and media culture, one side of the political spectrum is crowded out of the marketplace of ideas, … Read More

April 27, 2017 |

The Budget Mistakes That Endanger America

Two dangerously mistaken assumptions have guided American defense planning since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The first, made by successive administrations, was that there would no longer be a substantial military threat following the end of the USSR, … Read More

April 25, 2017 |

Trump Restores and Expands NASA’s Key Missions

President Trump’s signing of the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization passed by Congress in more than six years, indicates again the White House emphasis on manned space flight, including a return to the … Read More

April 24, 2017 |

Revolt Against Elites

The assertion of individual rights doesn’t have a particularly lengthy record in a history mainly filled with monarchs, dictators, oligarchs, and other elites. The age of gilded kings, queens, emperors and empresses isn’t as dead as it seems; only … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

Afghanistan Problems More Dangerous

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, has pointed out . both some progress and the severe challenges in that nation.

While the Government has committed to holding parliamentary elections which should be “fair, inclusive and transparent by the Afghan … Read More

April 20, 2017 |

Media Misleads on Obamacare Repeal

Media coverage of the ongoing debate over how to repeal and replace Obamacare has been exceptionally inept.  It has ignored the deceptive manner in which the former President’s failed legislation was enacted, the depth of nationwide opposition to it, and … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

Judicial Overreach Concerns Grow

Progressives cheered when Ninth Circuit judges blocked President Trump’s travel ban, even though the constitutionality of the move was clearly problematic. The usurping of power by one branch of government over another, however, can lead to disastrous consequences. One need … Read More

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