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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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Trumped-Up Campaign Promises; Now Reality Sets In

Donald Trump, who is not even in office yet, is already effecting change by keeping American jobs. Even Reagan had to wait until his first day in office to get our Iran hostages released.

Trump has set about prioritizing his campaign promises. Most will have to do with the economy, and I hope he reconsiders his protectionist trade rhetoric.

He did backtrack on one major campaign promise so far: to see that Hillary Clinton goes to jail for a long time over her foundation and private server crimes. The only person who seems disappointed about Trump's change of heart is Bill Clinton.

The only thing that has come true so far is that Gary Busey fled to Canada. But he did so because he thought it would keep him from getting drafted for the Vietnam War.

Trump is going to renegotiate NAFTA, our trade agreement with Mexico. As the agreement now stands, we ship spring break kids and our crappy jobs to Mexico, and they ship Mexicans and pot to the USA. ...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.