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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 tells Obama: 'Crimea river'

It has been interesting to watch Russian President Vladimir Putin gain in popularity as he outwits Obama. Since he invaded Crimea, Putin's approval ratings in Russia have gone up 10 points. In another of his historic "firsts," Obama has done what no other president has done: make Putin look better.

As the Obama administration argues over which symbolic, empty gestures it plans to use next, Putin smiles (or sneers, I'm not sure which; with him, it's a creepy-yet-subtle distinction).

Russia caught Obama off-guard. Prior to the invasion of Crimea, in Obama's mind, our nation's biggest threats were the Koch brothers, the Tea Party and health care providers. Now added to that list is the Russian situation, but only to the degree that it makes Obama look politically weak.

Hillary and the O-bots did what they do best: made speeches on the matter, one even comparing Putin to Hitler. To be fair, all Putin did was take back part of a bordering country that used to...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.