'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…

Getting to the bottom of foot care

by Roger Simmermaker -- When you think about it, our feet really serve as a foundation for almost anything that we do. The average adult walks over 1,000 miles each year. When more…

Telling Congress how to help U.S. economy

by Roger Simmermaker -- Many Americans have been quick to realize that in today's economy, the best way to bolster prosperity is by buying American products wherever and whenever possible, but have more…

Want China processing your chicken?

by Roger Simmermaker -- Chinese-processed chicken will soon become a reality in America, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, unless the American people are willing to make a move right now more…

A how-to lesson on simplifying your shopping

by Roger Simmermaker -- Where can you browse American, buy American, and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from an exclusive made-in-USA-only website at the same time? At more…

Picking tires is more than just the tread

by Roger Simmermaker -- You can't bolster American independence by fostering foreign dependency. But that's exactly what you would be doing if you were to buy Cooper brand tires next time the more…