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Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Winston Churchill and his most memorable quotations

Winston Churchill was one of the most influential and impactful human beings of the 20th century.  He was a British statesman, writer, and one of the world’s greatest orators ever….

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Carnegie’s effective approach to human relations

Dale Carnegie, originally a poor Missouri farm boy who, after excelling in a sales career, started the renowned Dale Carnegie Course in 1912, which was designed to develop better people,…

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Two guide posts for 2018

Do you make New Year’s resolutions?  Lots of people do.  I don’t anymore. Instead, I make an inventory of myself for the previous year to see what I did that…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Trump acts like a bull in a China shop

During President Obama’s tenure as president was earmarked by a sluggish economy – e.g. at times high unemployment, stagnant wages, low GDP growth, record numbers on food stamps, and record…

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Trump seeks to destroy Obama’s healthcare legacy

The optimistic promises of the Affordable Health Care Act (i.e., Obamacare) have simply not worked out nor will they ever work out.  In fact, millions of Americans who don’t get…

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After disaster, Trump is calm

Hurricane Harvey is a tragedy for thousands of people.  The full human toll is yet to be determined as fatalities continue to rise.  The economic cost will be staggering, but…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Immigration and the RAISE Act

For the last two years, the immigration debate has focused on enforcement and illegality.  Ways to deal with a wall on the border with Mexico, criminal aliens, deportation, sanctuary cities,…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Like it or not, Trump is changing things in the world

Last week on his way to the G-20 Summit of world leaders in Germany, President Trump first landed in Poland where he arguably delivered his most powerful and defining speech…

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Soft skills for success at work

Do you ever wonder why some people go to the top in business, politics, education, or any other endeavor? Is there something special about a business CEO, a university president,…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Memorial Day Speech

The following is part of a Memorial Day speech that I gave several years ago at the state veterans cemetery on McCrory Lane.  I think these words bear repeating as…