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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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Boehner bails, or orange is the new back out

Speaker of the House John Boehner's sudden resignation from Congress resulted in a chain reaction of Republicans looking to fill the leadership void he has occupied for five years.

The "barbarians at the gate" conservatives demanding Boehner's resignation, might be quelled in the short run. But herding the cats of the GOP, with their intense insurgents, wealth of ideas and impatience to stop the Democrats' leftist agenda, is a difficult task. Getting the various factions of the GOP to agree on legislation is like trying to gift wrap an octopus.

Boehner, an historic figure as the first orange speaker of the House, will move on. With all the bronzer he uses, he might be looking to head the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. He might have an easier time leading that group than he has with the cantankerous Republican caucus.

Democrats, monolithic lemmings interested only in power, are easy to lead. If Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid tells them to vote for something, they...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.