Ron Hart

Op-Ed Contributor

Cecil the Lion: Pride and Prejudice

Full disclosure: I don't hunt much. It's not my thing. But I have friends who hunt birds. I understand at some level why they like it. Doves and ducks just seem to be asking for it. My friends call it a sport. It's not a sport. A sport is where both sides know they are playing and also have high-powered rifles. Then it is a fair fight.

Donald Trump: Citizen Vain

You have to hand it to Trump. He started out broke and, by pure determination and grit, built a big real estate business in New York that made his family a fortune. But enough about Frederick Trump.

Justice Antonin Scalia: A Steadfast Man Willing to Act

A board I serve on in Washington, D.C. was fortunate to meet with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last week. Scalia is a famous jurist, admired by many for his intellect and convictions and despised by liberals for his steadfast willingness to act on them.

FIFA Shades of Pay

Hey soccer, I thought we had a deal. Every four years we act like we care about the World Cup, and then you go away until the next time.

George Stephanopoulos Steps Into a Clinton Mess

"Journalist" George Stephanopoulos, the baby-faced chief anchor of ABC "News," misled the public about his ties to the Clintons. His failure to disclose his recent donation of $75,000 to the Clinton Crime Foundation brings into further question the credibility of what is considered news in the mainstream media.

Bonnaroo Concert: Closet Capitalism on Display

Every few years I attend Bonnaroo, for some unknown allure. Bonnaroo is a fantastic series of concerts on a 700-acre farm between Nashville and Chattanooga. It is like an annual Woodstock, where modern-day hippies and music lovers go to camp for four days and watch top bands play.

Creflo Dollar Tries to Fly Too High

Never have I reached out to readers and solicited money for a just cause. But Atlanta-based televangelist couple Creflo and Taffi Dollar recently asked their congregation to buy them a new jet.

Alabama Stands in the Doorway Blocking Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states now, but apparently not in Alabama. After two federal court decisions gave gays sashay room to walk down the aisle, elected Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did his best George Wallace "Jim Crow standing in the schoolhouse door" imitation.

Staples CEO Receives a 'Presidential Spanking'

As businesses across America struggle under the tremendous burden of ObamaCare, those who voice any objection to its onerous rules are singled out by our president. Such is the case of Staples, which, according to the trusted new source "Buzzfeed," has cut the hours of some of its employees to lessen the cost of ObamaCare.