Columns by Cal Thomas

Pope Francis and "Legitimate" Redistribution

First redistribute Vatican wealth

By Cal Thomas

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I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the “legitimate” redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new wealth.

Public Prayer At What Cost?

Supreme Court rules 5-4 on public prayer

By Cal Thomas

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Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians have been trying to re-enter the secular arena.

What Happened to Waste Not Want Not?

Government waste: Where has all the money gone?

By Cal Thomas

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Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially true when they detect money for which they can’t account. Not so with the federal government.

Some recent headlines reflect a disturbing pattern that has contributed to our $17 trillion debt and to a growing cynicism among the public, which increasingly regards government in a negative light.

Religion and Politics Liberal Style

Hillary Clinton’s ‘social gospel’ good enough for Democrats

By Cal Thomas

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Faith is making a comeback among liberal Democrats, but they still have a way to go.

What Foreign Policy?

Obama’s foreign policy nonexistent

By Cal Thomas

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You know things are bad when you can’t wait for the return of a TV character to demonstrate what resolve and leadership really look like. Yes, after a four-year hiatus, the show “24,” featuring Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland), returns May 5 to the Fox network.

Two Approaches to the Constitution

John Paul Stevens proposes new constitutional amendments

By Cal Thomas

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Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens?

The Sky Is Falling!!!

Chicken Little ‘science’

By Cal Thomas

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The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters’ concerns.

This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn’t getting through. What to do? Why shout louder, of course.

Sebelius Wasn't the Entire Problem

Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

By Cal Thomas

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Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.”

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