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Ronald Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-wining author and TV/radio commentator. His columns are carried in over forty newspapers and online publications including USA Today, Forbes, The Daily Caller, Orange County Register, Dallas News and Panama City News Herald.


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Putin show up Obama again

After a peaceful, hope-filled interlude when Pope Francis visited the United States, we go back to the realities of the world. Catholics cheered, smiled and thoroughly enjoyed the pontiff's visit. It was the most fun they were allowed to have without having to ask forgiveness at their next confession.

The pope's message of peace was followed by an attempt at diplomacy by Vladimir Putin. When Putin visited the United Nations, he opened his speech with "My fellow future Russians."

He actually made sense in his speech, and he followed it with a thoughtful sit-down interview with Scott Pelley of "60 Minutes." It was the most penetrating interview Putin had ever had with a man who was not hog-tied to a chair.

He also visited with the pope this year. It was the first time Putin was not carrying a handgun for protection and a pope was.

Putin met with our feckless "world leader," President Obama, for 90 minutes last week. Obama was shocked to find out...full column text

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Columns by Ronald Hart. Ron grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal. His columns reflect a rare combination of Southern libertarian views and humor. They have been described as "Lewis Grizzard meets P.J. O'Rourke with a dash of Will Roger's horse sense". His columns are carried by 30 newspapers with a total weekly circulation of approximately 1 million readers.