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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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Starbucks brews up a controversy on race

Tired of selling overpriced coffee to pretentious white Americans, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz decided he would try to end racism.

He instructed his baristas, the tattooed and nose-ringed students majoring in Women and Gender Studies and carrying $40,000 in student loan debt, to lecture customers on race. Here is what I know for sure: If anyone wants to start a "conversation" with you about race, he is doing two things: calling you racist and presuming to virtuously lecture you on the matter.

Implicit in the tone and tenor of such conversations is that the lecturers are morally superior and not racists, so that automatically makes the recipient morally inferior and a racist. But worry not – they are there to help you. Liberals take this tone about every nonsensical issue, like global warming and helping the poor. Their stands are not quantifiable, so they can make themselves look like such caring and compassionate people while implying that you are not and would do...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.