Columns by Cal Thomas

Ex-Presidents Who Cash-In

Exploiting the presidency

By Cal Thomas

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The headline in the March 5, 1929 edition of the Chicago Tribune read, “Plain Citizen Coolidge Shuts Desk and Quietly Goes Home.” Calvin Coolidge would write a newspaper column from Northampton, Massachusetts, for which he presumably was paid a pittance, but other than that he refused to exploit his notoriety or accomplishments as president for money.

The Media Are The Problem

The People vs. the Press

By Cal Thomas

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President Trump and I have something in common. We were both invited to last Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner and we declined.

The president wasn’t interested in hearing himself mocked by an industry that holds him to a different standard than his predecessor and I wasn’t interested in hearing the predictable jokes denigrating all things Republican, conservative and Fox News.

Trump and Me (and a few more)

Talking right

By Cal Thomas

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President Trump did something Monday I have long advocated. He met with a small group of conservative journalists, pundits and radio talk show hosts. I was among them.

After ticking off a list of what he said were his accomplishments leading up to the arbitrary 100-day marker of his presidency, we asked him questions.

Another Terrorist In Paris

The police vs. the PC police

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Tax Day!

Reform the tax code now!

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Thanks to the beneficence of the federal government (and the calendar), we Americans have until midnight on April 18 to file our income taxes. It’s too bad filing taxes wasn’t an easier process.

What's Next With North Korea?

What next with North Korea?

By Cal Thomas

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There was a moment at Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s White House briefing Monday that was significant. Asked by a reporter about North Korea’s missile launch last weekend, Spicer said the administration was aware of the launch and that “it failed.” End of story. Next question, please.

The Arkansas Executions

Executing the guilty and innocent in Arkansas

By Cal Thomas

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Nearly three dozen men sit on death row in Arkansas, where capital punishment has been suspended since 2005. Unless clemency is granted, eight of them, will be given lethal injections all within a 10-day period, between April 17 and 27.

Why so many? Why the rush?

Siren Song

The Middle East’s siren call

By Cal Thomas

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In Greek mythology, sirens were beautiful creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their hypnotic voices. In Homer’s epic, “The Odyssey,” ships came to ruin on jagged reefs, following siren song, the pull of the beautiful voices so strong that the hero Odysseus, in order not to succumb, commanded that his crew lash him to the mast of his ship, and not untie him, until they were in safe waters.

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