Columns by Cal Thomas

Trump's Accomplishments (so far)

 

Trump’s accomplishments obscured by distractions

By Cal Thomas

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Side issues — some of them created by the president himself — have obscured the accomplishments of the Donald Trump administration during his first year in office.

The economy is the most obvious one. From anemic growth in the previous administration, it is now growing at around 3 percent, which economists say is ideal. The stock market continues to set records, fattening retirement portfolios.

The Choice In Alabama for Christians

No king but Caesar

By Cal Thomas

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In September 1862, a group of Chicago ministers sent a “memorial” (or long letter) to President Abraham Lincoln in which they made a theological argument for the elimination of slavery.

Lincoln had also heard from Southern clergy who used the same scriptures to justify slavery’s preservation.

Memo to Jared Kushner

Memo to Jared Kushner

By Cal Thomas

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Denying Them Revenue

Starving the beast

By Cal Thomas

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One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with the House and President Trump signs it, may be the first step toward starving the big government beast.

Is Virtue Making A Comeback?

The return of virtue

By Cal Thomas

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Rarely has the idiom “virtue is its own reward” looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation. The so-called “prudishness,” of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women — and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of “free love” mocked — are looking better with each passing day.

Conservatives have been told they can’t impose their morality on others, so how is its opposite working out for individuals and the culture?

Better Late Than Never?

Better late than never: Really?

By Cal Thomas

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The English poet of the Middle Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer, is generally credited with coining the phrase that has been updated in modern English to read, “better late than never.” It means to do something or to arrive later than expected may not be good, but it is better than not at all.

Can Haters Be Thankful for Trump?

Can Trump-haters be thankful for him?

By Cal Thomas

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Any other Republican president but Donald Trump might expect to get at least some credit for the mostly positive direction in which the country is headed. Unfortunately, the Trump-haters prefer to focus on his, shall I say, unusual personality, rather than results. So let’s put personality aside and consider what has happened in his first 10 months in office.

The Bible Is Not Just For A Museum

The Museum of the Bible is more than a museum

By Cal Thomas

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The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., last weekend, and not a moment too soon for a city (and nation) plagued by scandal.

In addition to ongoing investigations by a special counsel and various congressional committees, sexual harassment seems to have infected the nation’s capital and the country like a scourge.

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