Author Archives: Alton Drew

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.

Cheetos Man, Rocket Man, and bond issues

So Cheetos Man delivered a clear message to his supporters that he will flex his dick at North Korea. This faux machismo rhetoric is designed to keep his supporters in the flyover states and the military pension types happy. In … Continue reading

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Eroding the State means eroding each individual’s fear

In Murray Rothbard’s “Anatomy of the State“, he describes how the State came into being and how it maintains its control over its citizens. The State does a great head job on its subjects. For an example of how effective … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party has colonized Black America. Kick them out.

For at least the past fifty years, the Democratic Party has managed to successfully mine the Black American community for an important source of political capital: the vote. The Democrats have identified the Black community’s elite (or probably in some … Continue reading

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What is really behind universal basic income? #JoeBiden #UBI

Former vice-president Joe Biden is expected today to express his opposition to universal basic income, a concept where the federal government can save billions of dollars in social welfare payments by cutting every American a check for an amount that … Continue reading

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#USVI mobile broadband subscribers fed up with .@sprint service

The following text from a recently filed petition was provided by United States Virgin Islands resident, Genevieve Whitaker. As Virgin Islands (U.S.) customers and persons who visit the islands we have endured for years poor cell phone coverage throughout all … Continue reading

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To produce and consume

To produce and to consume are integral to any human’s basic survival. The right and the left have managed to turn these functions into political enterprises by pitting consumer against producer; by creating producer interests and consumer rights. In short, … Continue reading

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American influence in Asia is dead

American influence in Asia is dead. The Trans Pacific Partnership initiative to open up further trade in Asia was a disaster. Now the icing on the cake is China’s crafty positioning regarding the U.S. spat with North Korea. China is … Continue reading

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The cave that was #Irma

Hurricane Irma kept us locked in our homes, many without electricity, including me and my son. Like the fictional character, ‘Bane’, from the “Batman Trilogy”, I was raised in the dark, with periodic power outages par for the course for … Continue reading

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Irma and self-reliance show need for a resilient grid.

As I sit here in Atlanta saying to myself, “so far, so good”, as the utility grid continues to deliver electricity to the West End and other neighborhoods, I am also thinking about people in my two home regions: the … Continue reading

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Time for Afro-Caribbeans to play the long game and leave the #Caribbean

I was born in the Caribbean, so its difficult to say this but it may be time for Afro-Caribbeans to abandon this European outpost in the armpit of the Atlantic. It is easy to put aside nostalgic feelings about the … Continue reading

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