Columns by Cal Thomas

Extortion!

Al Capone lives!

By Cal Thomas

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“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 to get what they wanted. Today’s modern congressional Democrats have clearly benefited from Capone’s example.

China to the Rescue?

Thanks, China (maybe)

By Cal Thomas

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“When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.” — Confucius

Is China about to do the United States a big favor, however unwittingly?

Mad? Who's Madder?

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

Counting Character

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.

A Resolution For 2018

Try a little tenderness in 2018

By Cal Thomas

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DUBLIN, Ireland — “Try a Little Tenderness” is a song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M. Woods. According to Wikipedia, it was first recorded on Dec. 8, 1932, by the Ray Noble Orchestra (with vocals by Val Rosing). Probably these names are as unfamiliar to us today as the demonstration of tenderness is in our modern political culture.

Secularism and the UK

The UK’s consequential embrace of secularism

By Cal Thomas

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ANGLESEY, Wales — The UK Daily Mail has again published a story about a subject that has become a recurring theme this time of year. No, not Christmas, but rather drunkenness, though the holiday is used as its primary excuse. Pictures accompanying the story show young people collapsing in gutters and vomiting on the sidewalks. It is not a pretty sight.

Breaking Two Glass Ceilings

Heritage breaks two glass ceilings

By Cal Thomas

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Hillary Clinton was supposed to break the glass ceiling, which she said has kept a woman from becoming president, but the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., has actually done it.

The Gift Of Gifts

The ultimate Christmas gift

By Cal Thomas

Tribune Content Agency

Unless you are spending this time of year at a spiritual retreat cut off from TV, newspapers or internet service you cannot escape the blaring music and the marketers attempting to sell you something they promise will bring you happiness and peace.

The many definitions of peace seem inadequate at this or any other time of year.

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