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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 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

July 28, 2017 |

What Destroyed America’s Middle Class

At first glance, the U.S. economy seems to be doing quite well. The June report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics  indicated that America’s businesses added 222,000 jobs last month, a four month high. In May, the unemployment rate reached a phenomenal … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Overcoming Obama’s Defense Funding Mistakes

Will The House of Representatives’ National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (passed yesterday)  be sufficient to both address rising threats from abroad as well as make up the significant loss of funding during the Obama Administration? The $686.6 billion (which exceeds President … Read More

July 24, 2017 |

North Korean Threat Imminent

Past administrations have refrained from making the necessary tough decisions regarding North Korea and Iran, choosing instead to pass the buck to future commanders in chief.  Unfortunately, that future is today.

President Clinton’s policies erroneously sought to dissuade Pyongyang from … Read More

July 21, 2017 |

The Partisan Undermining of U.S. Courts

The recent action by 9th Circuit U.S. Judge Derrick Watson limiting President Trump’s travel ban has implications far more broad than that affecting a single executive order.

Tolerating a judge (from the Circuit which has more of its decisions overturned … Read More

July 19, 2017 |

Opening Ties with Cuba Aided Castro Repression

The Trump alteration to the Obama Cuba policy will directly impact commercial ties between the U.S. and the Castro regime.

The American Enterprise Institute notes that

“Trump’s announcement Friday in Miami takes the first steps toward cracking down on commercial ventures and … Read More

July 17, 2017 |

Why Trump Reversed Obama Cuba Policy

President Trump’s change in U.S.-Cuban relations seeks to reverse an Obama foreign policy failure.

In making the announcement, President Trump stated “I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba… Our policy will seek a much better deal … Read More

July 13, 2017 |

New Reports Highlight The Threat From China

The danger from China’s dramatically increasing military power has been examined by several recently released governmental and private sources. The New York Analysis of Policy & Government recently examined Beijing’s growing nuclear arsenal. The recently released reports provide insights … Read More

July 6, 2017 |

Avoiding Past Infrastructure Mistakes

President Trump’s extensive infrastructure package, totaling $1 trillion, much of which would be financed by the private sector, has been featured this month by the White House. There will be substantial debates about how much to actually spend, and which … Read More

July 4, 2017 |

America’s Exhausted Military


In June, top U.S. military leaders warned Congress that years of combat combined with budget cuts and personnel reductions have left the Services stretched so thin that they may not be able to adequately respond to an unexpected crisis.  The … Read More

July 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 … Read More

June 30, 2017 |

Political Lawfare on the American Electorate

The American electorate is in the midst of a lawfare attack.

Lawfare is defined as the “use of law as a weapon of war,”  according to the Lawfare Project.

It denotes the abuse of Western laws and judicial systems to achieve … Read More

June 29, 2017 |

Dangerous Chinese Illusions

America’s political establishment—Democrats and Republicans, liberals and Conservatives—desperately want to believe that China harbors no malign intentions.

It’s easy to understand that hope.  The consequences of facing the worlds’ largest population and second largest economy, a nation aligned directly with … Read More

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

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