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And Not Only Russia

By Cal Thomas / February 20, 2018 /

Russia not the only actors in the 2016 election By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency The indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for allegedly creating a “sophisticated network designed to subvert the 2016 election and to support the Trump campaign” is only half the story. While the Justice Department targeted foreign influence, others could have easily…

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Trump And Prison Reform

By Cal Thomas / February 6, 2018 /

Prison reform: The time is now By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency It didn’t seem to fit in President Trump’s State of the Union address, perhaps something tossed in at the last minute, like a garnish. But there it was: “As America regains its strength, opportunity must be extended to all citizens. That is why this year…

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The Memo

By Cal Thomas / February 5, 2018 /

The memo and the truth By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That’s human nature. Such is the case with the “memo” released last…

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Advantage Trump

By Cal Thomas / February 1, 2018 /

The state of president trump By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency President Trump’s first State of the Union address set a new standard. For himself. If he lives up to that standard in future speeches, he may go far in changing his image from a blustering, ad-libbing “entertainer,” to someone who looks and sounds, shall…

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It’s Our Fault

By Cal Thomas / January 24, 2018 /

Blame us for government shutdown By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency If we don’t like what is happening in Washington — and few do — the blame must be placed squarely where it belongs. It is “we the people” who send these people here. We send people of different and often opposing viewpoints to Washington…

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Don’t Like State Taxes: Move!

By Cal Thomas / January 24, 2018 /

High taxes produce a moving experience By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency One reason Democrats seem so fixated on importing illegal immigrants and allowing their children to stay and become citizens may be the exodus from high-tax and traditionally Democratic states. Anecdotal evidence is usually not helpful in determining trends, but when stories begin to…

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Extortion!

By Cal Thomas / January 16, 2018 /

Al Capone lives! By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency “You can get a lot farther with a smile and a gun than you can with just a smile.” This quote has often been attributed to the late Chicago mobster Al Capone, who with his fellow organized crime buddies used extortion as one of their tactics…

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China to the Rescue?

By Cal Thomas / January 10, 2018 /

Thanks, China (maybe) By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency “When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.” — Confucius Is China about to do the United States a big favor, however unwittingly? According to Bloomberg, China is considering whether to slow, or even stop, purchases of U.S. Treasuries. At $3.14 trillion, China holds the world’s largest foreign…

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Mad? Who’s Madder?

By Cal Thomas / January 8, 2018 /

Are Trump’s accusers ‘mad’? By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency “Everybody’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.” — W.C. Fields Having lost an election they thought they would win and unable to get over it; having been staggeringly wrong about their predictions that a Trump presidency would be the end…

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Counting Character

By Cal Thomas / January 2, 2018 /

Character counts, but so do results By Cal Thomas Tribune Content Agency I do not make it a practice to comment on the work of fellow columnists, though occasionally some care to comment on mine, which is fine. I’m happy to help them make a living. An exception will be made here because of New…

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