by Cal Thomas Mon, 3/10/2014 | Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Stormtroopers, a Wookiee and CPAC
By Cal Thomas
Tribune Content Agency
OXON HILL, Md. — The first “people” I recognized on arriving at last week’s Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two “stormtroopers” and a Wookiee from the 1977 film “Star Wars.”
by Cal Thomas Sun, 3/2/2014 | Tribune Content Agency, LLC
In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the “religious freedom bill” passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the bill of same-sex marriage, or even homosexuals, most people believe same-sex marriage and homosexuals were the targets of the proposed law.
by Cal Thomas Mon, 2/24/2014 | Tribune Content Agency, LLC
After much criticism from conservative quarters, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided, at least for now, to withdraw plans for its proposed study of how media organizations gather and report news. The expressed goal of the survey was to determine if the “critical information needs” of the public are being met. In making the announcement on Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated the survey would be “revised” and that the government agency had “no intention” of regulating political speech of journalists or other broadcasters.
by Cal Thomas Wed, 2/19/2014 | Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Kathleen Willey is back. For people who have forgotten, she is the former volunteer aide to President Bill Clinton who claims he sexually harassed her 20 years ago. She wrote a book about it called “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton.”
What, you say you didn’t read it? Neither, it seems, did most of America, which long ago yawned at Bill Clinton’s exploits and Hillary’s apparent enabling of his extramarital liaisons.
by Cal Thomas Mon, 2/10/2014 | Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Most people accept the notion that politicians don’t always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential.
Lyndon Johnson skirted the truth when he promised during the 1964 presidential campaign not to send any more American troops to fight a land war in Southeast Asia. He knew then that American intervention would eventually be necessary, but the lie helped him win the election. After the election, Johnson sent additional troops, more American lives were lost and the war escalated.
by Cal Thomas Mon, 2/3/2014 | Tribune Content Agency, LLC
At a time when Republicans have Democrats playing defense on Obamacare, jobs and the economy, the GOP is inexplicably ceding political ground to the Democrats on an issue that can only provide more votes for that party and possibly lead to a permanent Democratic majority.
ARE YOU WATCHING NIKKI HALEY, THE FORMER SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR AND THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS? NOT SINCE JEANE KIRKPATRICK HELD THE POST HAS THERE BEEN SUCH A STRONG WOMAN – OR MAN – IN THAT POSITION. SHE’S TOUGH.