Columns by Cal Thomas

Personality and Policy

Personality and policy

By Cal Thomas

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In the aftermath of the debacle over the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump can learn a valuable lesson that will serve him well in the next battle over tax reform and other issues.

The president was elected largely on the force of his strong personality and vague promises to fix things that are a “disaster,” a favorite word of his.

Rape and Responsibility

Oh, Maryland

By Cal Thomas

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Ivory Soap and Politics

Purity and politics

Putting Big Government On A Diet

An historic opportunity

By Cal Thomas

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“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” — Ronald Reagan

The CIA Exposed (Again)

Wiki-flood

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Trump and Stock Market

The Trump effect

By Cal Thomas

Tribune Content Agency

Here are two scenarios. One: you are a retiree who in recent years has been concerned about the value of your stock portfolio. Suddenly, the value of your stocks and stock-based mutual funds surges, the Dow rising 1,000 points to record highs within weeks.

You examine the monthly report your broker sends and you are pleasantly surprised at how much your investments have earned since Donald Trump took office.

The Pivot

Trump reinvents himself

By Cal Thomas

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For Republicans who have been concerned that President Trump has not been specific about his policies and about where he wants to take the country, Tuesday night’s address to Congress and the nation was a welcome relief. For liberals, however, it was a problem precisely because he offered specifics.

Better Press Relations

Toward better relations with the press

By Cal Thomas

Tribune Content Agency

Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks. I have some experience at being on the receiving end of hostilities directed at the media.

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