Columns by Cal Thomas

Trash Talking

The coarsening of political language

By Cal Thomas

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CANBERRA, Australia — Here in Australia, “Question Time” has long been one of my favorite exercises of parliamentary democracy. The prime minister and government ministers appear before other elected members in support of their policies, while the opposition asks pointed and sometimes funny questions in an effort to belittle those policies.

Hillary's Bitterness Tour

The bitterness tour

By Cal Thomas

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MELBOURNE, Australia — When you hear “world tour” you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton.

Trash Talk

The coarsening of political language
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John Kerry and the Logan Act

One at a time

By Cal Thomas

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Following the 2016 election, President Obama rightly warned the Trump transition team “we only have one president at a time.” It was a reminder that there can be just one person articulating American foreign policy so world leaders will have no doubt as to the United States’ intentions.

Trump Exhausting Supporters

The exhaustion factor

Vulgar Now "Normal"

The vulgar goes mainstream

By Cal Thomas

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To be vulgar once earned societal disapproval, ostracism from polite company and — in my grandmother’s era — put a young person in danger of having his mouth washed out with soap.

Today, vulgarities are now mainstream. People speaking in a way that “would make a sailor blush” are now on primetime television and words once frowned upon in polite society are now a part of what was once known as cordial conversation.

Hey Bernie: Run on That Platform!

‘Crazy Bernie’ is at it again

By Cal Thomas

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There he goes again. Despite the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years, including declining rates for minorities, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), affectionately called “crazy Bernie” by some conservative talk show hosts, is again flirting with the idea that the federal government should guarantee every American a job, paying a minimum of $15 an hour and health care benefits.

Jesus or Trump?

Following Jesus, or following Trump?

By Cal Thomas

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“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Matthew 6:24)

The verse refers to money, but in light of today’s debate about the unaccountable devotion many Christian leaders have for President Trump it is not a stretch to apply it to their relationship with him.

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