JOHN HART Editor in Chief

John Hart, an award-winning writer and journalist, is the Editor in Chief of Opportunity Lives, a news site dedicated to highlighting conservative solutions. Previously, Hart served as U.S. Senator Tom Coburn’s longtime communications director. Hart co-authored two books with Coburn – Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders and The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America. Hart has also worked for then-U.S. Representatives Jim DeMint and Steve Largent. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, MSNBC and other cable outlets, and currently lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife, Kimberly, and four children.
Sanders is a Bigger Story than Trump
Sanders is a Bigger Story than Trump
JOHN HART, JANUARY 27, 2016
At the final Democratic town hall before the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered a passionate closing argument. He said the country needs …

Poverty Forum Shows Republicans are on the Verge of a Policy Renaissance, Ryan Says
Poverty Forum Shows Republicans are on the Verge of a Policy Renaissance, Ryan Says
JOHN HART, JANUARY 11, 2016
This past Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina, six Republican presidential candidates gathered for the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity sponsored by Opportunity Lives in …

Americans Want 2016 to be the Year of Solutions
Americans Want 2016 to be the Year of Solutions
JOHN HART, DECEMBER 30, 2015
CNN released a poll this week that adds to the growing body of data showing widespread discontent among Americans. Every year, the government would announce the plan for the year ahead and people would wait to hear the progress made in them every time the government addresses them. To a certain extent, they get relaxed on the news of initial developments and later get perplexed on the sluggishness for further progress. Occasional good news would be the role of Crypto Wealth in boosting the trade economy of the country or the availability of cheaper barrels. CNN reported: 75 percent of …

Apple’s Tim Cook: the Anti-Progressive
Apple’s Tim Cook: the Anti-Progressive
JOHN HART, DECEMBER 22, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook offered a blunt and searing critique of the Democratic Party’s core message for 2016 during his recent “60 Minutes” interview. …

Donald Trump is About to Get Fired
Donald Trump is About to Get Fired
JOHN HART, DECEMBER 15, 2015
Since Donald Trump entered the race, much of his supposed strength has derived from the eagerness of left-leaning reporters to use Trump to demonize …

Trump’s “Strength” and the Big Myths of 2016
Trump’s “Strength” and the Big Myths of 2016
JOHN HART, DECEMBER 8, 2015
It’s no coincidence Donald Trump issued his outlandish plan to ban all Muslim visitors to the United States (sorry Jordan’s King Abdullah, Queen Rania, …

Paul Ryan’s Bold Plan to Save Conservative — and perhaps American — Civilization
Paul Ryan’s Bold Plan to Save Conservative — and perhaps American — Civilization
JOHN HART, DECEMBER 4, 2015
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s speech committing the House of Representatives to a propositional conservative agenda in 2016 was remarkable for what it …

The Coming Tax War
The Coming Tax War
JOHN HART, DECEMBER 1, 2015
The Republican nominee for president won’t be decided for several months but, when it comes to tax policy, the Democrats’ script has already been …

Paris and the Progressive War on Perspective
Paris and the Progressive War on Perspective
JOHN HART, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
If history is the study of what we should remember, current events sometimes feel like the study of what we have forgotten. That has …

Cruz Previews Coming Battle with Rubio
Cruz Previews Coming Battle with Rubio
JOHN HART , NOVEMBER 11, 2015
The clearest winner in Tuesday’s debate was the Fox Business Channel and co-moderator Neil Cavuto, who ended the night saying, “It wasn’t about us. …