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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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Conspicuously absent from presidential race is not race, but issues

Thankfully, football begins soon. Some don't like filthy locker-room language, cheating, pay-for-play cash changing hands, weekly human violence, physical injuries, and money wasted on education, so we turn off the nightly election news and watch college football instead.

Absent from this presidential race has been one thing we might regret: discussion of the issues. Obamacare has been a disaster, with health care exchanges closing, insurance companies pulling out and our premiums "soaring 18 percent to 23 percent across the country" (per the Wall Street Journal). Hillary Clinton is running on this issue while Donald Trump spends his time insulting a mother and war heroes.

Then there's the debt. Obama came to office with $10 trillion in national debt. He will double it, adding more than all previous 43 presidents combined. No one talks about this. Our nation was founded on "Give me liberty, or give me death." Now the mantra seems to be, "Give me free stuff or you're...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.