Columns by Cal Thomas

Why Do We Hate Us?

Why do Americans hate America?

By Cal Thomas

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Hillary and the Iowa Steak Fry

Hillary’s “steak” is not well done

By Cal Thomas

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Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: “…she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think.”

Ray Rice Is Sacked

The sacking of Ray Rice

By Cal Thomas

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The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancée, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic violence and what the National Football League tolerates when it affects a star player.

The McDonnells' Conviction

The McDonnell verdict

By Cal Thomas

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The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia.

Remembering Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers and me

By Cal Thomas

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Now that I have your attention!

We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we?

It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called me. They were doing a story on Joan Rivers and thought I, a conservative, would give them a quote critical of her. I said, “I won’t speak to you and I don’t want to be quoted as saying I won’t speak to you.”

They made up a quote, claiming I thought she was a terrible person.

Breaking News: Commies Lie!

Hong Kong: One country, one system

By Cal Thomas

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The promise the Chinese government made to Britain and to the world as Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control at midnight on June 30, 1997, that China would abide by the “one country, two systems” plan, which would afford Hong Kong greater autonomy, except in matters of foreign relations and defense, was to last 50 years.

That promise is falling 33 years short of fulfillment.

Great TV

‘Finding Your Roots’ with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

By Cal Thomas

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From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or family member where Edwards would surprise them. People from the celebrity’s past would then come out one by one and tell stories of the celebrity’s early life.

Oh Scotland!

Scotland’s future hangs in balance

By Cal Thomas

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“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” — Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786)

CAIRNRYAN, Scotland — For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film “Braveheart,” the forthcoming referendum on whether Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation will come as a curiosity at best.

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