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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: Scotland's future hangs in balance Commentary: Scotland's future hangs in balance
4 days 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?
1 week 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'
2 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
2 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
3 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”
3 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
4 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]
Commentary: People, not politicians, drive economies Commentary: People, not politicians, drive economies
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the advice he gives through Polonius in “Hamlet” may be the best counsel ever offered for individuals and governments. [Read More]
Commentary: WWI, the not-so-great war Commentary: WWI, the not-so-great war
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
NEWBURY, England — World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. [Read More]
Commentary: No aid to Palestinian Authority Commentary: No aid to Palestinian Authority
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The anti-Semitic “tradition” of blaming Jews for the world’s problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. [Read More]
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