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L. Todd Wood

L. Todd Wood

L. Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd is a contributor to Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, the New York Post, the National Review, Zero Hedge and others. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.

Articles by L. Todd Wood

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Sketchy Biden, Ukraine memo should be handled with care

Earlier this week, a memo surfaced in Ukraine, allegedly revealing how former Vice President Joseph R. Biden accepted an "unlawful benefit" from his son's financial ties to local oil and gas producer Burisma. Published May 16, 2019

This March 27, 2019, file photo, shows the European Parliament during a plenary session in Strasbourg, eastern France. The Parliament discusses the conclusions of the 21-22 March EU summit, including Brexit, with European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, File)

Freeports or free crime?

How tax-exempt warehouses contribute to some EUR800 billion laundered each year globally and why they are a threat to our national security. Published May 13, 2019

Neither Putin nor Trump can afford to back down in Venezuela

As the Russia hoax winds down in the United States and the investigations of the investigators begin, Americans would be wise to take a breath of the fresh air of freedom as it looks like our system of governance will work after all. Published May 8, 2019

This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are shown in this file photo. (AP Photos/File) **FILE**

Trump's inaction on Big Tech censorship is destroying America

I have been a loyal Donald Trump supporter from almost day one, at least almost to the beginning of the primaries in 2015. So it's painful to write this, but the president's inaction in the face of Big Tech censorship is destroying America. Published May 4, 2019

With the presidential seal on the wall behind him, President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, about how middle class Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts. The president said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Barack Obama was 'an evil president'

The left doesn't want to admit it, however, the more time goes by, the more we need to realize that Barack Obama was an evil president. I say this because it is clear Mr. Obama attempted to destroy the one thing that separates America from most of the world and provides for its overwhelming success -- the rule of law. Published May 3, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Russia is the real target of Trump's tough take on Venezuela

While Washington obsesses over the Russia-Trump collusion/obstruction narrative being endlessly bandied about by the media and the Democratic Party (even after the misfire of the Mueller Report's big gun for the left), the real story of the U.S.-Russia relationship -- and that of President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin -- is playing out this week in far away Venezuela. Published May 2, 2019

Illustration on the impact of debt on the national economy by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

The debt is not going away; it's getting worse

I was glad to hear the president of the United States mention our national debt in a tweet this week regarding the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States and interest rate policy. His point was that if the Fed were to lower short term rates, and restart quantitative easing (in banana republics they call this printing money), then our economy would explode even higher and the debt to GDP ratio would not look that bad. Published May 1, 2019

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives back to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2019 with first lady Melania Trump, after Trump spoke at the "Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit" in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump is not doing anything on censorship

Conservatives are being de-platformed, de-banked, and disenfranchised from the public debate. The White House has essentially done nothing. Congress of course has done nothing. Published April 24, 2019

An image made available by Gigarama.ru on Wednesday April 17, 2019 shows an aerial shot of the fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday April 16. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it was damaged in a massive fire on Monday. (Gigarama.ru via AP)

From a charred hulk, a new birth of freedom

Sometimes individual events occur that bring larger trends into stark perspective. The burning of Notre Dame Cathedral this week was one of those events. Published April 18, 2019

This is all Ukraine's fault ... (Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate)

What's at stake for U.S. in Ukraine election? Nothing

The mainstream media wants you to think that the future of the free world depends on what happens in the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election runoff, scheduled to take place on April 21st. It doesn't. Published April 17, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd right, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, hold a press conference at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Xi Jinping is meeting with the leaders of France, Germany and the European Commission, as European countries seek to boost relations with China while also putting pressure over its trade practices. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool) **FILE**

Capitalism a loser as Europeans huddle with China's Xi

It's worth examining what happened when German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss what was billed as "global governance." Published March 28, 2019

Web crackdown leaves ordinary Russians on edge

Over the last several years, many laws have been passed which restrict personal freedom. Campaigns against "extremism" have been used to stifle speech the Kremlin doesn't like. There are too many Russians in jail charged with posting something offensive on Facebook or other social media outlets. Published March 21, 2019