1930-’45 and Now

By Cal Thomas / April 27, 2020 / Comments Off on 1930-’45 and Now

Then and now By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency Getting my parents and grandparents to talk about their experiences during the Great Depression and World War II was always difficult. They lived in the pre-Dr. Phil generation before people went public with their deepest thoughts. I have been thinking how they might have responded to…

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Choo-Choo Media

By Cal Thomas / April 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Choo-Choo Media

The Acela media By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has coined a new phrase: “the Acela media.” His reference was to the high-speed AMTRAK train that travels between Washington, D.C., and Boston. DeSantis was indirectly criticizing the major media that have headquarters along that corridor, media that largely decides what…

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To the Streets!

By Cal Thomas / April 20, 2020 / Comments Off on To the Streets!

Liberate America By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency “…the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (from the First Amendment) Conservatives are mostly a passive lot, expressing their frustrations and anger over ideas they oppose by listening to or watching Fox News, talk radio, or…

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Obama and Biden

By Cal Thomas / April 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Obama and Biden

Obama (finally) endorses Biden By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency It isn’t like Joe Biden was former President Barack Obama’s first choice for president. Obama’s video endorsement of Biden on Tuesday came after every other candidate had pulled out. He even waited for Bernie Sanders to suspend his campaign to endorse Biden. The “moderate” Obama…

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By Cal Thomas / April 13, 2020 / Comments Off on VIRUS SIDE EFFECT: HOME SCHOOLING

A virus ‘side effect’: Homeschooling By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced public schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year due to the coronavirus. More mayors and governors will likely make similar announcements, if they have not already done so. Rather than look…

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Wrong Number, Joe

By Cal Thomas / April 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Wrong Number, Joe

Joe Biden calling By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency After weeks of criticizing President Trump for not “doing enough” in the fight against the Covid-19 virus and suggesting the president take actions he had already taken, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden picked up the phone and called the White House. Given his confusion about…

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By Cal Thomas / April 6, 2020 / Comments Off on ATTITUDE AND THE VIRUS

Negative vs. positive By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” (Proverbs 17:22 NLT) Everywhere you look — from newspaper headlines, to TV “alerts,” to those too-long White House briefings, to people wearing masks in public places, there is hardly any news that…

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By Cal Thomas / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on ARE THE MEDIA WORTH SAVING?

Save the media! By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency I confess to a certain self-interest in today’s column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of them fold or reduce staff, it is crucial the institution be saved.…

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Debt Upon Debt

By Cal Thomas / March 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Debt Upon Debt

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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By Cal Thomas / March 24, 2020 / Comments Off on CALLING DAN QUAYLE

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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