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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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Trump triumphing by being himself

It has been a remarkable month. Donald Trump – "Citizen Vain" – has taken the country by storm. Voters disgusted with both Democrats and Republicans have found their bombastic, iconoclast mouthpiece. Other Republican presidential hopefuls have gone from condemning Trump to paraphrasing him.

He is controlling the tone, tenor and tempo of the campaign in showman-like fashion. (Don't tell him I said that; he might get a big ego.) Republican candidates who have tried to confront Trump find themselves on defense.

Both "anti-inside-the-Beltway" presidential hopefuls are on fire. Trump drew 30,000 supporters at one rally in Alabama, and socialist Bernie Sanders got 25,000 to join him at a campaign appearance in Portland, Ore. To be fair, in Portland, you can get 20,000 people to join you if you just start a drum circle or begin playing Hacky Sack in a park.

Room-temperature-IQ Joe Biden is likely to join the race, as Queen Hillary is reeling from her lying and...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.