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Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

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…

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…