CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 1, 2020          I CALL TODAY “THE ATHIEST’S NATIONAL HOLIDAY” BECAUSE “THE FOOL HAS SAID IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD.”             SOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE THE ORIGIN OF APRIL FOOL’S DAY DATES BACK TO 1582, WHEN FRANCE SWITCHED FROM THE JULIAN CALENDAR TO THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR, AS CALLED FOR BY…

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The dark hole of debt By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency It is not cognitive dissonance — the impossibility of holding two or more contradictory beliefs simultaneously — to favor the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump while at the same time worrying about what the increasingnational debt (nearing $24 trillion…

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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 27, 2020          THE $2.2 TRILLION AID PACKAGE PASSED THE SENATE BY UNANIMOUS VOTE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND NOW GOES TO THE HOUSE WHERE YOU CAN COUNT ON SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI AND OTHER DEMOCRATS AND PROBABLY SOME REPUBLICANS TO LOAD IT UP WITH EVEN MORE SPENDING.          THE SENATE BILL WOULD SEND…

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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 26, 2020          THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO MORE CRITICAL AND BIASED PRESS THAN ANY PRESIDENT SINCE RICHARD NIXON. AND A GOOD CASE COULD BE MADE THAT IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CASE IT IS MUCH WORSE.          THAT HAS NOT BEEN REFLECTED IN POLLS, HOWEVER. MUCH…

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Whatever became of Dan Quayle? By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life. I called him to get his thoughts on the…

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A lesson from coronavirus By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency If anything good can come from the coronavirus pandemic, it is the revelation of America’s overreliance on China, especially when it comes to drugs. Interviewed by NBC News, retired Brigadier General John Adams said, “Basically, we’ve outsourced our entire industry to China. That is a…

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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 25, 2020          THE CORONAVIRUS NOW SWEEPING THE WORLD REMINDS ME OF BIBLICAL PLAGUES OF OLD. I AM NOT A THEOLOGIAN AND SO CANNOT SAY IF THIS PLAGUE WAS SENT BY GOD TO PUNISH US FOR OUR PRESUMPTUOUS SINS, OR IF IT IS SIMPLY A CONSEQUENCE OF LIVING IN A FALLEN…

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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 23, 2020          TODAY’S COMMENTARY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY AN EDITORIAL IN FRIDAY’S WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN CAUSED BY THE CORONAVIRUS:          “…NO ONE SHOULD THINK THIS ROLLING ECONOMIC CALAMITY IS OVER. IF THIS GOVERNMENT-ORDERED SHUTDOWN CONTINUES FOR MUCH MORE THAN ANOTHER WEEK OR TWO, THE HUMAN…

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CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 19, 2020          THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO GIVE A LOT OF PEOPLE A CHECK FOR $1000. THE GOAL IS TO STAVE-OFF THE EFFECTS OF JOB LOSSES, OR LAY-OFFS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SCARE. NO ONE ASKS WHERE THE MONEY WILL COME FROM. AND WHAT HAPPENS IF THIS VIRUS LASTS…

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The virus and what matters most By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency Some years ago, I wrote a book titled “The Things That Matter Most.” It was a critique of the continuing impact the ’60s generation has had on the country. The coronavirus pandemic, too, offers us an opportunity to consider what matters most in…

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