Columns by Cal Thomas

Lesson from Bush Funeral

 

A powerful lesson as we remember President Bush 

By Cal Thomas

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The scene at the U.S. Capitol on Monday as former President George H.W. Bush lay in state presented a tableau and a lesson for those who seek earthly power and believe it can change things.

            As the TV cameras panned the crowd, I was struck by how many aging “formers” there were, men (and they were mostly men) who once held high office, but now live in the political shadows.

The "41" I Knew

George H.W. Bush: Man of character

By Cal Thomas

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I first met the man who would become America’s 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for a local TV and radio station. My first impression was how kind he was to this “kid,” who had just moved to Texas from the Washington, D.C., area and was just starting to learn the “language,” like “fixing to go” and “y’all.”

Everyone who worked for George H.W. Bush, or knew him, has a story to tell. I have several.

The Sky Is Falling (Again)!

Apocalypse when?

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Trump vs. Roberts

Trump vs. Roberts

By Cal Thomas

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Chief Justice John Roberts has been drawn into President Trump’s web.

A Good And Faithful Servant of God

Wayne Stayskal: Cartoonist extraordinaire

By Cal Thomas

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Google “Great American Political Cartoonists” and you will undoubtedly find the late Herbert Block (aka “Herblock”) of The WashingtonPost, (Paul) Conrad of the Los Angeles Times, Michael Ramirez of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and several other cartoonists whose work, if not their names, are familiar to newspaper readers.

In Florida, The End At Last!

The Florida fiasco ends

By Cal Thomas

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After two recounts — one by machine, the other by hand — after a concession speech by Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, which was withdrawn and then re-delivered; after hordes of lawyers descended on the state to argue that “every vote should be counted,” including mail-in ballots with faulty signaturesthat were rejected the first time around, it’s finally over.

Owning-Up, Or Covering-up?

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For release: 11/15/18

 

Crooked Counties In Florida

What’s wrong with Florida elections?

By Cal Thomas

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MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for governor and the U.S. Senate are still undecided.

Rubio tweeted: “Bay County was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago, yet managed to count votes & submit timely results. Yet over 41 hours after polls closed #Broward elections office is still counting votes?”

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