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Affluent Investor | April 28, 2017

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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

March 16, 2017 |

Russia Works With Taliban

Russia continues to expand its international influence. After allying with China and Iran, cementing its relations with Syria and growing closer to Turkey, it now seeks to regain a position of significant power in Afghanistan.

As 2016 drew to … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

Trump’s Trump Card with Russia

How should President Trump deal with Russia? His stated hope to improve relations with Moscow must be tempered by the realization that persuading Putin to stand down from his massive arms buildup, threatening posture towards Europe, and dangerous adventurism … Read More

March 13, 2017 |

Undue Influence Harms American Schools

The need for change in U.S. public schools is clear.Everyone who has a role in the day-to-day operations within most public schools, including the principals, the support staff, the teachers, and even the janitors, has a contract which provides them … Read More

March 10, 2017 |

NASA’s Course Set to Change

A more definite picture of NASA’s future direction is emerging.

Advocates of space exploration were gratified to note the inclusion of space research in the President’s inaugural address (“We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to … Read More

March 8, 2017 |

Obama’s Neglect Increased Iran Danger

According to Iran Truth,

Hezbollah is present in ‘no fewer than fifteen metropolitan centers, stretching from New York to Los Angeles,’ according to Ilan Berman, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, including: New York, NY; Newark, NJ; … Read More

March 7, 2017 |

Afghanistan’s Future Imperiled


The list of foreign and defense policy errors over the past eight years is lengthy and serious.  None was so clearly evident as the premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, a move which destabilized a nation on … Read More

March 6, 2017 |

Free Elections, Freedom of Speech Imperiled

The once-sacrosanct and widely held beliefs in freedom of speech and the acceptance of election results are being challenged as never before in U.S. history.


  • The tone for the current climate was set when numerous Democrat elected … Read More
March 3, 2017 |

Unrealistic Expectations About Russia

There is a foreign policy conceit that affects all new American presidents, Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative. Despite the reality that nations retain roughly the same international goals for centuries, newly elected White House occupants seem to believe that … Read More

March 2, 2017 |

Trump Moves Against Excess Regulations

There are substantial reasons for President Trump’s move to make significant cuts in federal regulations.The executive order, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” directs agencies to eliminate two current regulations for every new one initiated. The goal is to set … Read More

February 28, 2017 |

A Look at Iran’s Military

Iran’s ongoing provocations, including launching nuclear capable missiles, attacking shipping, support for international terrorism, and ongoing threats of “death to America” and “death to Israel” are bringing the possibility of an armed clash closer to reality. Confronting the Tehran regime … Read More

February 27, 2017 |

Christian Persecution on a Global Scale

Strangely missing in the debate about President Trump’s temporary travel restrictions, which is significantly less dramatic that President Carter’s actions in response to the Iranian embassy takeover, and roughly similar to President Obama’s actions in 2011, is the near … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Voter Fraud Flourished During Obama Administration

The Judicial Watch organization, in response to its August 9, 2011 Freedom of Information Act filing, received records which they described as detailing friendly communications between the Justice Department and a former ACORN attorney now serving as Director of … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

What Are the Real Goals of the Anti-Trump Movement?

The real goals of the anti-Trump movement leaders are more complex than portrayed by the friendly media.

Even before Donald Trump took the oath of office, protests were being planned and executed across the United States. The tone and vehemence … Read More

February 16, 2017 |

Voter Fraud Does Exist

The President has been subjected to unprecedented pressure to back off on his intention to clean up the voting process. His comment was met with hostility and derision on the part of the media. The New York Times headlined an … Read More

February 15, 2017 |

Environmental Debate Will Be More Science-Based

Environmental discussions within Washington may become more science-based as the political influence of the Obama White House and the Democrat left vanishes. For the past eight years, federal agencies were directed by the White House to provide data influenced more … Read More

February 14, 2017 |

ISIS Threat Grows in the West

While ISIS has been losing territory in the Middle East, its ability to attack western nations, including the United States, has been escalating. The New York Analysis of Policy & Government has reviewed key examinations of the growing threat:

A … Read More

February 10, 2017 |

Downsizing Washington

With the dramatic change about to take place in the White House, the time is ripe to discuss an overarching issue: should the federal government’s vast role in areas which the Constitution primarily leaves to the states be sharply reduced?

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February 9, 2017 |

North Korean Nuclear Threat Grows

Tensions in the Sea of Japan region are reaching the boiling point.  As the diminished U.S. Navy no longer possesses the overwhelming power necessary to discourage any thoughts of aggression, and North Korean and Chinese military power continues to rise, … Read More

February 8, 2017 |

America’s Universities: High Costs for Low Results

If a key industry dramatically increased its prices far higher and faster than the cost of inflation, while delivering a product that was manifestly declining in quality while company officials openly expressed contempt for those paying for its services, there … Read More

February 6, 2017 |

Returning Tanks Reassure Europeans

As the Obama Administration concluded its tenure, major reversals were required to undo the extraordinary foreign and defense policy errors that were committed over the past eight years in Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific and within the Western hemisphere.

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January 26, 2017 |

Obamacare’s Death and Replacement

In a 51-48 vote, The Senate recently took an important step to replace Obamacare. The measure was a nonbinding budget bill that establishes the path for a repeal of the failing Affordable Care Act within the next few months.

U.S. Senate … Read More

January 25, 2017 |

The Growing Threat from Iran

Among the most serious challenges facing Donald Trump will be the growing threat from Iran.

After eight years of unrealistic hope on the part of the Obama Administration that Iran’s aggressiveness could be curbed, realism may make a return with … Read More

January 20, 2017 |

20 Worst Aspects of Obama’s Legacy

As President Obama’s term ends, what are the results of his eight years in the White House?

  1. Chinese, Russian, Iranian aggression increased
  • In response to President Obama’s policies of reducing American military spending, and pulling back on … Read More
January 19, 2017 |

Jobs Report Reflects Decline of Middle Class

The December jobs report reflects the left’s disenfranchisement of the American middle class, a result of Mr. Obama’s placing what should be the most important segment of the U.S. population into a far lesser priority. There have been massive increases … Read More

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