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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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Court vindicates Snowden, rebukes NSA

Those of us who defended Edward Snowden in his efforts to expose our government's illegal data-collection activities were vindicated last week, as was Mr. Snowden. In essence, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Snowden was right, and our government was wrong. One of the parties lied to us – and it was not Snowden.

Remember, Snowden exposed what our government was doing to us, and then the government went after him in the most vindictive manhunt since Taylor Swift resumed dating.

First, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said under oath before Congress that the government was not spying on us or collecting our phone call data: a lie. Then the government said it had the right to do it and continued doing so. A court just ruled otherwise.

All the while, Barack Obama defended the spy program. He has gone from his self-described "most transparent administration in history," to being the nutty ex-lover who stalks you on the Internet....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.