Columns by Cal Thomas

Trump At The UN

The UN: Once ‘useless,’ now useful

By Cal Thomas

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While campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump more than once referred to the United Nations as a “useless” organization and “not a friend of democracy.”

Constitutional Ignorance

Ignorant nation

By Cal Thomas

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At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President Trump encouraged them to embrace the “full rights, and the sacred duties, that come with American citizenship.”

Football and Politics

The option play

By Cal Thomas

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What just happened? President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to pay for hurricane damage relief and raise the debt ceiling without getting anything in return, except the temporary avoidance of a government shutdown. How to describe this? Was it a sellout, or a pragmatic act?

The Mafia Lives

The Mafia and the migrants

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Hungary, Immigration and Taxes

On taxes and immigration: look to Hungary

By Cal Thomas

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BUDAPEST — Congress has returned to Washington after another unearned vacation and faces at least two immediate challenges, in addition to the familiar ritual of raising the debt ceiling.

Turkey's Future

Turkey’s choice: Past or future

By Cal Thomas

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The Arpaio Pardon

Pardoning Sheriff Arpaio

By Cal Thomas

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President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, has drawn predictable responses. The left, which long ago exceeded its sell-by date when it comes to ideas that work, denounced the decision as racist (that’s all they have) and a perversion of justice. Some moderates, like Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake, both Arizona Republicans, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, joined the critics.

Diana - 20 Years On

Diana, still our goddess of beauty

By Cal Thomas

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What is it about the month of August that finds so many celebrities dying?

Just this month we’ve seen the passing of Glen Campbell, Barbara Cook, Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis. Thomas Meehan, who wrote the book for the musical “Annie,” died last week.

Marilyn Monroe died in August 1962 (though she “lives” on in so many ways). Elvis Presley died in August 1977. He, too, lives on, though it now costs $28.75 just to walk by his burial plot at Graceland.

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