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Inconsistent John Roberts

By Cal Thomas / June 30, 2020 /

Unpredictable John Roberts By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases…

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DC=Dysfunctional City

By Cal Thomas / June 29, 2020 /

DC is already a ‘state’ By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency In the latest of many cynical and highly political moves, the House of Representatives last week passed a measure that would transform the District of Columbia and make it the 51st state. “DC,” as it is often abbreviated by locals, is already a “state.”…

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Tulsa

By Cal Thomas / June 22, 2020 /

Toxic in Tulsa By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency President Trump’s speech Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a toxic stream of consciousness that ignored a great opportunity to speak words of healing and unity to a divided nation. His remarks, which lasted nearly two hours, were full of self-justifications and salted with crude language.…

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Trump and Tulsa

By Cal Thomas / June 17, 2020 /

CAL THOMAS For release: 06/18/20 (NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tronc.com.) An opportunity for Trump in Tulsa By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency President Trump on Tuesday unveiled a plan to make reforms in police departments and acknowledged for the first time the existence of “systemic…

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Shame on Us

By Cal Thomas / June 15, 2020 /

June 16, 2020 The shame is ours By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency It is a gift, as Robert Burns wrote, to see ourselves as others see us. One of those “others” is Caroline Glick, who writes on her webpage from Israel: “Americans are now expected to kneel for the Star Spangled Banner and disavow…

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Oink, Oink

By Cal Thomas / June 10, 2020 /

Next time call a ‘pig’ By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency The Minneapolis City Council has passed a measure to dismantle the city’s police department and replace it with what Council President Lisa Bender calls “a transformative new model of public safety.” This is supposed to better protect people in the aftermath of the murder…

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NEEDED: A NEW “CONTRACT”

By Cal Thomas / June 8, 2020 /

A contract with black America By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency On October 26, 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to a mostly African American audience in Charlotte, North Carolina. He said: “Every African-American citizen in this country is entitled to a government that puts their jobs, wages and security first…I will not let you…

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RUSH AND THE BREAKFAST CLUB

By Cal Thomas / June 3, 2020 /

CAL THOMAS For release: 06/04/20 An unusual conversation By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency Which of the following would you consider the most unusual and least likely to occur? 1) President Trump calls Speaker Nancy Pelosi to invite her to lunch. 2) Rioters and looters agree to pay for the damage they caused to businesses…

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George Floyd and Skip Gates

By Cal Thomas / June 1, 2020 /

Racism, rioting and redemption By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency It was a night I shall never forget.  The date was April 4, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis and I was flying home to Washington, D.C., from Atlanta. As the plane descended over National Airport, I could see flames.…

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Biden’s Racial Putdowns

By Cal Thomas / May 26, 2020 /

Biden’s disturbing pattern  By Cal Thomas, Tribune Content Agency For Release 05/27/2020 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told an African American talk show host last week: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” It was not a one-off remark. After strong condemnation, including from…

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