Columns by Cal Thomas

Crossing Church-State "line" a One-Way Street

God and Caesar (Again)

By Cal Thomas

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“Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase)

When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining “church” and when life begins to have value, the latter having been done in Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court rulings?

BINO - Baptist In Name Only

Fred Phelps: Satan’s servant

By Cal Thomas

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My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an exception.

Cruz Control

Is Cruz out of control?
By Cal Thomas
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What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe.
Is the freshman senator on an “ego trip,” putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz’s conservative supporters)?
ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says Cruz is “so hated” among GOP senators that “he’s going to need a food taster.”

HUMILIATION NATION(S)

By Cal Thomas

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What is it about Western leaders from Neville Chamberlain to George W. Bush who want to find good in men of bad character?

Acting as if he were endowed by special insight bestowed upon no one else, President George W. Bush declared in 2001 that he had looked Vladimir Putin in the eye and “was able to get a sense of his soul.”

Missing: A foreign policy

By Cal Thomas

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What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longer and its “disappearance” has far greater implications for America. It is our foreign policy. Can anyone say what it is?

With Russia’s Vladimir Putin behaving like a modern Catherine the Great in his efforts to annex Crimea and possibly all of Ukraine, what is our policy toward Russia, which is behaving increasingly like its former, supposedly dead, communist self?

Satisfaction vs. "Success"

Getting satisfaction

By Cal Thomas

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Every year we are subjected to lists. Forbe’s magazine lists the world’s wealthiest individuals. Time magazine lists the most “influential” people, though real influence is difficult to define or quantify.

What I’ve never seen is a list of satisfied people, much less stories about how they attained satisfaction.

Stormtroopers, a Wookiee and CPAC

Stormtroopers, a Wookiee and CPAC

By Cal Thomas

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OXON HILL, Md. — The first “people” I recognized on arriving at last week’s Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two “stormtroopers” and a Wookiee from the 1977 film “Star Wars.”

Pressuring the Wrong Country

Pressuring the wrong country

By Cal Thomas

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The Obama administration is showing it can be tough on foreign policy. Unfortunately, that toughness is not directed at Russia and its incursion into Crimea, but at Israel, America’s ally.

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