Columns by Cal Thomas

Pence for President?

Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

By Cal Thomas

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INDIANAPOLIS — If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among the frontrunners for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

The CIA Report: Why Now?

Why release a report on the CIA in wartime?

By Cal Thomas

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What good purpose is served by releasing a report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques while we are still at war with an enemy whose techniques include beheading Americans?

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her Democratic colleagues say that the CIA lied about their tactics and exceeded their authority while seeking to obtain information from suspected terrorists.

(Paul) Ryan's Hope

Rep. Paul Ryan’s hope for a Congress that works

By Cal Thomas

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Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month’s election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold majorities in both houses.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), soon to be chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, spoke with me about the election and his party’s strategy going forward.

RESTITUTION NOT RETRIBUTION

Response to Ferguson rioters: Restitution and shaming

By Cal Thomas

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Put Americans First

Obama’s immigration policy: How about putting Americans first?

By Cal Thomas

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Murder In Jerusalem

Teaching hate

By Cal Thomas

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“You’ve got to be taught to hate...” (Oscar Hammerstein, “South Pacific”)

Immigration, Hamilton and Jefferson

Unfaithfully executing the law

By Cal Thomas

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President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and work in this country without the threat of deportation, in effect granting amnesty to up to five million people.

Who Looks Stupid Now?

Who are you calling stupid?

By Cal Thomas

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“Stupid is as stupid does” — Forrest Gump

Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you.

Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft Obamacare. In a rare moment of unvarnished candor, Gruber told an audience last year at the University of Pennsylvania the law passed because of the “stupidity of the American voter.”

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