Toasting a truly American beer

by Roger Simmermaker -- I have always believed that when it comes to Buying American, it's not a question of whether the glass is half empty or half full, but it's a more…

Saving money and getting the right products

by Roger Simmermaker -- Everybody loves saving money on their favorite brands and products, and coupons are a great way to do it. The problem is – for the consumer patriot who more…

Coming soon: U.S. goods on your TV!

by Roger Simmermaker -- Have you ever watched QVC or other shopping networks and wished there was a shopping show that featured only American products? If so, you'll be glad to know more…

Orders for Congress from 'We the People'

by Roger Simmermaker -- Here's something interesting you probably didn't read in any 2013 year-end wrap-ups: Our U.S. government spent more than $1.5 billion of our U.S. tax dollars with foreign apparel more…

When the label doesn't tell the whole story

by Roger Simmermaker -- If you've seen the new 12-ounce cans of StarKist "chunk light tuna" in your local supermarket lately, you might be pleasantly surprised by the "Made in America" label. more…

'Cheers' star reveals companies' inside stories

by Roger Simmermaker -- Many Americans fondly remember the Made in America documentary TV series hosted by John Ratzenberger on the Travel Channel, which debuted in 2004 and featured such fine American more…

Walmart's China obsession blasted

by Roger Simmermaker -- Back in February, I wrote a "Buy American Mention of the Week" article applauding Walmart's announcement that the huge retailer was planning on stocking its shelves with $50 more…

Cooking utensils? These are the Cadillacs

by Roger Simmermaker -- It was way back in 1819 that Jacob Bromwell was established, and that makes it America's oldest housewares company. That's right, for nearly two centuries Jacob Bromwell has more…