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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 2017

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Posts ByRalph J. Benko, Author at Affluent Christian Investor - Page 2 of 4

June 14, 2016 |

Paul Ryan Would Be A Superb ‘Prime Minister’ For President Trump

Donald Trump recently cinched the requisite number of delegates to be the GOP presidential nominee. In exploring the storied endorsement dance between Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the New York Times reported, from a conversation with Ryan:

Mr. Ryan … Read More

June 3, 2016 |

Donald Trump Confronts The House That Jack Built

Recently Donald Trump met with Jack Kemp protégé House Speaker Paul Ryan. As the Washington Post aptly put it, “Ryan has the House. Trump has the party.” To quote the founder of the Republican Party, Abe Lincoln, who was quoting … Read More

May 30, 2016 |

Donald Trump Is A Wake Up Call For The Republican Party

Republican Party leaders have lost touch with their base, with Independents, and with the general electorate’s craving for equitable prosperity. That’s odd. The economy consistently polls at the top of voter concerns.

The single most important factor in the 2016 … Read More

May 24, 2016 |

How Donald Trump Beat Ted Cruz

What happened in Indiana did not stay in Indiana.

Presidential campaigns are a genre of nonfiction. Here is how Donald Trump beat Ted Cruz in Indiana and became the GOP nominee. To appropriate the words of editorial titan Sean Coyne, … Read More

May 17, 2016 |

For Americans, Peace Trumps War

Presidential politics, big picture, is mainly about two things: prosperity and peace, a/k/a national security.

On the prosperity side Donald Trump is beginning to attract unexpected mainstream praise for the economic, specifically monetary, policy element of his prosperity agenda. … Read More

May 6, 2016 |

George Gilder Writes A Savagely Brilliant Book: The Scandal Of Money

Tired of struggling economically? Me too.

George Gilder offers an explanation and a solution: restoring monetary integrity. It’s radical and goes far beyond primitive “supply side economics.” The axis of restored prosperity is “entrepreneurial ingenuity,” founded in all the … Read More

April 28, 2016 |

‘Democracy Spring’ Anti-Big-Money Demonstrations Were Deeply Misguided

Several thousand people, a thousand to get arrested, came to the Capitol in April. Their cause: to get Big Money out of politics. It made for good street theater. It got them a decent amount of news coverage, and … Read More

April 20, 2016 |

Donald Trump: ‘Winning Isn’t Everything; It’s The Only Thing.’

Donald Trump’s defining characteristic is an obsession with winning. Trump makes no bones about this. This has been the theme of his life, his books, his ventures, and, now, his politics.

And yet few commentators, few of his rivals (to … Read More

April 11, 2016 |

Trump, The Genius of Napoleon, The Power Of Imagination, And Ted Cruz’s Last Chance

A number of extremely bright commentators have been busily pointing out how Ted Cruz could find his way to 1237 delegates  and the nomination. Or earn more, or nearly as many, delegates than Donald Trump and contest his way to … Read More

March 29, 2016 |

Trump Vs. Cruz, High Stakes Poker Not ‘Brokered’ Convention

There is a rising discussion about whether there may be a “brokered” GOP nominating convention in Cleveland. Might a party faction be able to deny the nomination to the front runner or, even, to any of the leading delegate … Read More

March 23, 2016 |

Karl Rove Shows How Trump And Cruz Are Genteel Compared To Days Of Yore

The Chattering Class is chattering merrily away about the Detroit GOP debate. It’s being painted as a debacle and an anomaly. The Washington Post: “Last night’s debate was a disaster for the Republican brand.” Matt Continetti (of Trump) at The … Read More

March 10, 2016 |

A Mystery Worthy of Sherlock Holmes… Cruz, Rubio: Why The Missing Prosperity Crusade?

It’s a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes.

Most of the Republican presidential aspirants, mysteriously, are not focusing on the issue that all of the polling shows at the top of voter concern: restoring prosperity. This, not Donald Trump (who hits … Read More

February 29, 2016 |

Speaker Paul Ryan In The Lion’s Den

A great stage magician will distract his audience with his right hand while performing his conjuring tricks with his left. Washington is nothing if not a magic show. Let me show you what’s really going on while you are distracted … Read More

February 24, 2016 |

Trump + Sanders = Bloomberg For President

The Trump and Sanders landslide victory in the New Hampshire primary — Trump winning with a decisive 35% plurality, Sanders by a towering 60% majority — well could pave the way, next month, for former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg to … Read More

February 12, 2016 |

Global Warming Real or Not, Markets Are The Answer

In the January 16, 2016 issue of the New York Times’s Sunday Review climate scientist and retired astronaut Piers J. Sellers wrote a painfully beautiful article commencing with a revelation of his diagnosis with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. His … Read More

February 11, 2016 |

Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders And The Equal Sharing Of Miseries

Finally America gets to hear from real voters instead of us knuckle-headed pundits. One hopes that those Hawkeyes were paying attention to what the Tax Foundation, the umpire of all things tax policy, recently announced.

Sen. Sanders’s tax plan would … Read More

February 5, 2016 |

Which Presidential Aspirant(s) Would Make America (And You!) Prosper?

As I recently wrote in my Forbes.com column, “Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity.” The GOP candidates have been emphatic about our national security, about which more in a bit.

All … Read More

February 3, 2016 |

How Ted Cruz Could Deliver the Coup de Grâce to Donald Trump

Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity. Promises of prosperity have all but faded into the background… except by Donald Trump. In the last debate in which he participated Donald Trump hit the … Read More

January 27, 2016 |

Memo To Charles And David Koch: The Left’s Accusations Of ‘Oligarchy’ Are A Power Grab

The New York Times launched a sneak attack on conservatives last October. A prominently featured piece proclaimed “Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House.” It commences:

“They are overwhelmingly … Read More

January 20, 2016 |

Ted Cruz Has The Best Idea In The Presidential Debate: A Return To The Gold Standard

The LA Times’s Michael Hiltzik recently wrote a column slamming the GOP field in general and one of the two front-runners, Ted Cruz, in particular: The worst idea in the presidential debate: a return to the gold standard. Mr. Hiltzik … Read More

January 18, 2016 |

The Secret, Striking, Key To Donald Trump’s Appeal Revealed?

Many commentators, including me, together have spilled billions of pixels attempting to explain the riddle of Donald Trump’s uncanny appeal. There may be one simple, striking, explanation. It is implied by James Piereson in his new book Shattered Consensus. It … Read More

January 8, 2016 |

Steve Forbes’s Reviving America Points The Way Out Of James Piereson’s Shattered Consensus

The current presidential election cycle is causing bewilderment. How can a New York City real estate developer, the somewhat reactionary Donald Trump, be at the top of the national GOP polls? How can the government-shutting Ted Cruz be portending to … Read More

January 4, 2016 |

Donald Trump, The ‘Kid From Queens,’ Meets ‘Texas Ted’ Cruz In Vegas

The preliminaries are over. The real presidential campaign begins.

Trump, the “Kid from Queens,” confronts “Texas Ted” Cruz.

Cruz and Trump have so far maintained a nonaggression pact. Cruz and Trump, both winners by nature, are all in to win. … Read More

December 29, 2015 |

Totalitarianism Is Infecting Elite Collegiate America

Trigger warning: Totalitarians will be deeply offended by this column. If you lean totalitarian stop reading now. Although this makes me guilty of a thoughtcrime I shall call it what it is: straight up totalitarianism infecting American elite collegiate culture.

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