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CAL THOMAS

Cal Thomas writes a column distributed by Tribune Media Services. Email him at tcaeditors@tribune.com.

Articles by CAL THOMAS

Commentary: The McDonnell verdict Commentary: The McDonnell verdict
33 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia. [Read More]
Commentary: Hong Kong - one country, one system Commentary: Hong Kong - one country, one system
34 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The promise the Chinese government made to Britain and to the world as Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control in 1997, that China would abide by the “one country, two systems” plan, was to last 50 years. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Gates Commentary: 'Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Gates
34 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. A modern-day version of that program is “Finding Your Roots,” the latest in a brilliant series about race, identity and heritage hosted by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. [Read More]
Commentary: Scotland's future hangs in balance Commentary: Scotland's future hangs in balance
35 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.”  — Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland — For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film [Read More]
Commentary: If ISIS attacks, what will U.S. do? Commentary: If ISIS attacks, what will U.S. do?
35 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes “a top national security adviser” to the president as saying the U.S. is “‘not going to be restricted by borders’ to protect its interests. ...” [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS 'a national security threat' Commentary: ISIS 'a national security threat'
36 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. [Read More]
Commentary: Theater of the Absurd in Missouri Commentary: Theater of the Absurd in Missouri
36 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. [Read More]
Commentary: Robin Williams: comedy, tragedy Commentary: Robin Williams: comedy, tragedy
37 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. [Read More]
Commentary: “It takes an army to defeat an army” Commentary: “It takes an army to defeat an army”
37 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When liberal Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. [Read More]
Commentary: The Nixon resignation at 40 Commentary: The Nixon resignation at 40
38 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
On the occasion of this week’s 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who “brought down” the 37th president. [Read More]
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