Ron Hart

Op-Ed Contributor

Obama's Leaked 'Torture' Statement Reopens Settled Semantics

It's difficult to overstate the petulance of our president. In his latest press conference, Obama took credit for every perceived good and blamed Republicans for every perceived bad. He blasted Congress for going on vacation as he was leaving for his in Martha's Vineyard. Between golf and fund raising, I'm surprised he has time for vacation.

Back In the USSR: Putin and Blaming Others

Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, bent on getting the old USSR band back together, shot down a Malaysian airliner. Rivaled only by Obama, Putin is adept at blaming others. He did so in this case, but since he shot down a plane full of Europeans, he might have angered more than Americans.

America's Borders, Not the World Cup, Runneth Over

With Hondurans, Guatemalans and Nicaraguans just waltzing across our borders for free welfare, health care, education and to take our jobs, we are becoming a soccer loving country more and more each day. Where are our goalies on our borders?

With 'Friends' Like Facebook Who Needs Enemies

Facebook has endured. I thought the social networking phenomenon would have slowed down after everyone got to look at that sandwich I had for lunch or the family pictures from Dollywood I posted last year. But I was wrong.

Redskins Get Scalped by Obama's Bureaucratic O-bots

Our country has ongoing problems: trillions in deficit spending, Benghazi, swapping a deserter for five Taliban leaders, systemic unemployment, the IRS, the NSA targeting U.S. citizens, etc. And now Obama cannot seem to get his Shiites together in Iraq.

IRS Says It Lost Lois Lerner's Emails: Yeah, Right

I can just see the members of this administration sitting around a table discussing how to handle the inquiry into the IRS targeting of its opponents. David Axelrod says, "Just how dumb do I think Americans are? I say we just tell them we lost two years worth of emails around the time of the conservative groups targeting."

The Morality of Capitalism Versus Government

Inside Barack Obama's "income inequality and attack the rich" rhetoric, used mainly to sway envy-driven, simple minds, is a dangerous subtext: that capitalism and entrepreneurs are bad. If this continues, and without the brightest business minds in the USA, our country is doomed.

Global Warming and a Wedding

So I am thinking, if climatologists cannot accurately predict the weather in a three-day forecast, how in the world can we expect them to be right when they tell us the earth is going to warm a degree in 20 years?

The Obama Oligarchy Malarkey

The similarities between Putin and Obama are many. They both conjure up fake crises to get what they want. Putin says Crimea wanted him—so he takes a piece of Ukraine. Obama said our healthcare system was broken—so he invaded one seventh of our economy and took it. Both demonize their enemies with lies, aided by a subordinate press, in hopes of stigmatizing opponents. Both use the Saul Alinsky playbook.

Putin to Obama: CrimeaRiver

It has been interesting to watch 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.

Crash and Burn: The Mystery Surrounding Malice Air

Details remain sketchy of the facts leading up to the crash. We really won't know what happened until someone finds the black box. I am talking about the crashing of our health care system under Obamacare. At least the Malaysian Air folks sent victim families a text.

Democrats Pull 'All-Nighter' for Climate Change

Right out of an episode of House of Cards, about half of Senate Democrats did what a big donor wanted. They pulled an all-nighter to give lip service to global warming. Hedge fund manager Tom Steyer (playing the role of Tusk) is said to be giving Democrats $50 million for their stunt.

Military Spending: Fewer Good Men

We currently spend more on defense than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. China is second at $125 billion a year, and they are only spending that because they want to be ready to come collect on all the money we have borrowed from them.

A Peak Inside the Head of Bill and Hillary Clinton

The foregone conclusion from America's clamoring political class is that Hillary Clinton will be crowned the Democrat nominee for president in 2016. Yet there is speculation among Washington's speculating class that health concerns might keep her from running.

The Kiev Chicken: Ukrainian President Runs

To make sense of Ukraine's political turmoil, one has to understand events, and "elections" outside the USA. Few Americans can stay focused for long when countries with too many U's and K's in their name quarrel. We just change the channel to ESPN.

United Auto Workers and their Failed Southern Exposure

Southerners are the last of the truly independent Americans. That is why the United Auto Workers (UAW) didn't stand a chance trying to sell their promises to the Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, TN. Workers at the plant saw through the corrupt and antiquated union mindset and voted against the formation of a union at their plant.