Food, drink that doesn't arrive from overseas

by Roger Simmermaker -- There's a lot of talk these days about how America should not be dependent on foreign oil, but what about independence from imported beverages? Isn't that just as more…

Getting apparel from that important 3%

by Roger Simmermaker -- It''s an unfortunate fact that around 97 percent of all the apparel purchased in America comes from outside the country, but you can buy American apparel and accessories more…

Pondering Walmart's patriotic pledge

by Roger Simmermaker -- Walmart, the nation's biggest retailer and largest employer, recently juiced the headlines with the announcement that it will stock its shelves with $50 billion of American-made merchandise over more…

Charlie Wilson was right

by Roger Simmermaker -- You've probably heard the expression "What have you done for me lately?" Well, when it comes to our economy and specifically to American companies in the automobile industry, more…

Ford's bold moves produce payoff

by Roger Simmermaker -- Few companies in any industry have taken such bold moves as Ford. And fortunately, for this American company and the American people as well, its persistence in swimming more…

Boot company gives economy kick

by Roger Simmermaker -- With the ranks of American manufacturing jobs wearing thin these days, one way to stand up for an American industry that is in danger of extinction is by more…

Letting patriots have economy's steering wheel

by Roger Simmermaker -- Buying American is in a strong comeback mode. From the airwaves, to the water cooler, to social media, people are talking about the return of jobs and manufacturing more…

A Made-in-America Christmas 2012

by Roger Simmermaker -- The best way to build a better, more-prosperous America is to buy American and keep your dollars within our borders so they can generate authentic American activity. And more…

Cheering for 'Small Business Saturday'

by Roger Simmermaker -- It's no secret that more families are focusing on American jobs and therefore the American economy by seeking out American-made goods where they can be found. So it's more…

Avoiding foreign fakes for Christmas

by Roger Simmermaker -- When the Christmas holiday season comes around, many patriotic Americans are busy thinking about what kind of American-made gifts can be found to put under their Christmas trees. more…