Category Archives: Metro/State Commentary

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

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…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Trump, seeking budget cut votes, is unclear on the details

Last week, President Trump outlined his proposed tax plan which has the potential both to jump-start economic growth and ease the burden on middle-class taxpayers. Coinciding with his first 100…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch is Expected

Senate confirmation hearings began this past Monday for President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite intense questioning by Democratic senators,…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Nashville’s Role Developing Ragtime Music

Nashville is known as Music City USA, largely because of country music. Not only was Nashville the original cradle of country music because of the Grand Ole Opry, but it…

Affordable Care Act Nears Its End

Obamacare, in its present form, is about to run its course. Either Republicans will repeal and replace it or it will collapse under its own weight. Its health insurance markets…

Four Elements of Humanity

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

Democrats Cannot Overturn Election Results

Donald Trump garnered 304 electoral votes (270 needed to win) with two defections, while Hillary Clinton got 228 with four defections. However, since the November 8 election, many liberals and…

Give Trump a Chance

Most Democratic office holders, party leaders, activists, as well as a plethora of Democratic media pundits, are responding to Donald Trump’s election as president in an immature, faulty-reasoned, and politically…