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Cal Thomas: The president's 'other gospel'

It is one thing to talk about "fairness" when it comes to allowing gays and lesbians to marry; it is quite another to claim biblical authority for such relationships.

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Cal Thomas: The war is over? I must have missed something

Radical Islamists have made it perfectly clear they have no interest in joining the democratic process. They are at war.

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CAL THOMAS: Colson got only pardon he needed

Unlike Nixon who sought to transform himself by his own political strength and for an earthly agenda, Charles Colson was transformed by a higher power and not by his own efforts.

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THOMAS: Rick Santorum's impossible dream

Santorum's dream seemed improbable, if not impossible, from the start.

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THOMAS: For government: No limits

Are there no limits on government's power, no place where it cannot go?

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THOMAS: What now for Republicans?

Rick Santorum deserves credit for his impressive primary victories in Mississippi and Alabama. Newt Gingrich led us to believe he would win both states. He didn't, but he has vowed to fight on as the "real" conservative candidate, as opposed to Mitt Romney who only "says" he is a conservative.

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THOMAS: Black (liberal) history month

Black (liberal) history month. While black history is important, the way it is most often presented through a liberal political lens skews the contributions and examples of blacks who do not toe the liberal line. One especially sees this in the civil rights establishment's response to Justice Clarence Thomas and

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CAL THOMAS: Near decision time to strike Iran, or not?

One of several casualties of the vitriolic name-calling between Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich is what to do about Iran.. In interviews, Romney has spoken about tougher sanctions, but it's been difficult to consider the candidates' positions on

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CAL THOMAS: It's complicated

As America grows more secular, less religious and less married, appeals to "morality" will increasingly fall on deaf ears.

Cal Thomas: Three conservative victories

While most attention is focused on the presidential race and Republican hopes to oust President Obama from office, some significant steps were taken last week on issues dear to the hearts of conservatives.

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CAL THOMAS: Threat of radical Islam spreads to TV

LISBON, Portugal — Next door in Spain, two new satellite TV stations recently signed on. They won't be airing "Judge Judy," but instead are broadcasting Islamic theology and political propaganda.

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CAL THOMAS: My brother's valuable life

Judge the value of a life by the positive impact on others.

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CAL THOMAS: China's JFK moment

China has announced an ambitious five-year plan that includes the launch of space laboratories, a manned spaceship to the moon and the creation of its own global satellite navigation system that will almost certainly be used for military purposes.. The announcement comes six months after the United States ended

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CAL THOMAS: Increasingly idiotic pop culture leads to dumb voters

Evidence of the dumbing-down of America is everywhere.

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THOMAS: Certain prediction for 2012 — government waste

It's time for taxpayers to put bloated governments on a diet.

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THOMAS: Certain prediction for 2012 - government waste

According to the Mayan “long count” calendar, the final day on Earth is less than a year away, on Dec. 21, 2012.

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CAL THOMAS: Death of an atheist

Perhaps not since Madalyn Murray O’Hair and Carl Sagan has there been such an “evangelical” atheist as Christopher Hitchens, the writer and social commentator who died last week after a long and public battle with esophageal cancer.

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CAL THOMAS: Death of an atheist

I have always found atheists to be interesting people because they just may be the world's smallest minority group, one that gets smaller still as its members pass on and meet God face to face.

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THOMAS: By his own words, Obama shouldn't get second term

President Obama doesn’t suffer from amnesia, but apparently he hopes the public does.

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CAL THOMAS: By his own words, Obama shouldn't get second term

In his latest in a series of interviews on "60 Minutes" last Sunday night, the president took positions that are the polar opposite of what he was saying as recently as last spring.

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CAL THOMAS: What's wrong with adultery?

Once, divorce was a political "kiss of death." Now we are debating whether adultery should carry a similar penalty. One shudders to think what might be next.

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Cal Thomas: A December to remember

Author takes readers back to a very different America in the era of World War II.

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THOMAS: Compassionate conservatism: The sequel?

During the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a “compassionate conservative.” Some believed the term to be redundant.

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THOMAS: Compassionate conservatism: The sequel?

Those who come into the U.S. illegally should not escape the consequences of our laws.

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THOMAS: Searching for the perfect candidate

Now it’s Newt’s turn. Having risen to the top in some opinion polls, the former speaker of the House is taking heat for large consulting fees paid to him by the government-sponsored mortgage company Freddie Mac for wisdom a New York Times editorial said was so simplistic it might have come from a fortune cookie.

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THOMAS: Searching for the perfect candidate

As Republican presidential candidates rise only to fall when their imperfections are brought to light, Republican voters risk disappointment in 2012 by playing the left's game on their turf and by their rules. What they must do instead is to protect their "product" at a time when the opportunity to

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THOMAS: Puerto Rico's two-year revival from $3.3B debt

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Since the congressional super committee appears unable, or unwilling, to take a lesson from Indiana or Virginia -- where Republican governors have made spending cuts and delivered budget surpluses without damaging the social safety net -- members might wish to consider Puerto Rico and what its governor, Luis Fortuno, is doing.Fortuno is Puerto Rico's first Republican governor in 42 years. In 2009 when he took office, the U.S. territory had a $3.3 billion budget deficit. Three years earlier, Moody's Investors Service downgraded the commonwealth's bond rating to junk status while in deep recession.

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THOMAS: Puerto Rico's two-year revival from $3.3B debt

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Since the congressional super committee appears unable, or unwilling, to take a lesson from Indiana or Virginia -- where Republican governors have made spending cuts and delivered budget surpluses without damaging the social safety net -- members might wish to consider Puerto Rico and what its governor

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THOMAS: Surprise? Iran still trying for nuke weapon

That so many in the State Department over several administrations could deceive themselves into believing claims by the Iranians that their intentions are nothing but peaceful and their sole objective is to develop more sources of electricity for their country reminds me of the Munich Agreement of 1938. British Prime

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THOMAS: Politics of personal destruction

Herman Cain is still standing, despite the Democratic onslaught.

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THOMAS: Herman Cain's Gauntlet

Herman Cain must endure media gauntlet. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton allegedly trolled for women, using state troopers as his procurers. As president, Clinton engaged in oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. He lied about it under oath and was impeached, though later acquitted by the U.S. Senate

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THOMAS: Picture this!

Judge's decision is about politics, not free speech.

THOMAS: Bobby Jindal's triumph

One might expect this to be big news beyond the state, but most newspapers and TV media outside Louisiana either buried Jindal's win on inside pages and deep into their newscasts, or ignored it.. In a telephone conversation, I asked Gov. Jindal why. "It runs contrary to the political thinking

THOMAS: Gadhafi bites the dust ... what's next?

Has the demise of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi changed things for the better in Libya?

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THOMAS: "Pro-choice" crowd seem to favor only their choice

The Protect Life Act passed the House last week, but will likely die in the Democrat-controlled Senate.. There are more stirrings on this fundamental social issue. The Nov. 8 ballot in Mississippi will include Initiative 26, known as the Personhood Amendment, that says: "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall

THOMAS: Politics and religion, 2012 version

John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. Kennedy said in part, "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the president -- should he be Catholic

THOMAS: Only 'we the people' can save ourselves

GOP candidates should tell voters that no government has the power to save them.

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THOMAS: Christie's Right Decision

First, the media, which loves to build people up in order to tear them down, would have immediately heightened the conflict between the Republican Party's two wings. There would have been multiple interviews with Republicans who don't like Christie's position that illegal immigrants have not broken the law, or what

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THOMAS: Texas (partially) explained

You can't understand Texans by visiting the state.

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THOMAS: President Obama's folly

Nearly every time President Obama delivers a speech about the economy or jobs, something bad happens. His speech to Congress last Thursday night is the latest example. The next day, the Dow Jones Industrial Averages plunged 303 points, a decline replicated in other indexes in the U.S. and overseas.

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THOMAS: Rubio's speech puts government in its proper place

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) repeatedly says in various ways it is too soon, or he isn't ready, for higher office, such as vice president. He's been in the Senate for a little more than seven months and has delivered only two major speeches -- his maiden speech on the

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THOMAS: Putting government in its place

In my high school days before sex and environmental education and the general dumbing down of the population, memorization of some Shakespeare was expected in Miss Kauffman's 12th-grade English class. A favorite I still recall is this line spoken by Brutus in "Julius Caesar": "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries..."

Cal Thomas: Look to states for economic lessons

Washington should look to the states for clues on economic turnaround.

THOMAS: Game ruling shows court out of touch

Intellectually, I understand the Supreme Court's 7-2 decision that the First Amendment protects the most violent of video games. Experientially, I don't.

CAL THOMAS: President hides a lot of spending in his speech

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama at times sounded like he was channeling Ronald Reagan: cutting the deficit, hailing private enterprise and individual initiative, talking about the future. But for all his eloquence, the president wrapped his liberal ideology in conservative sheep's clothing.

THOMAS: Shooter is the lone person to blame in Arizona

In the aftermath of the senseless wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, and the murder of six others, including U.S. District Judge John Roll and 9-year-old Christina Green, there will be many who will use this tragedy to advance their own political agendas.

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THOMAS: Probes can save money, possibly lives

Given the Democrats' track record of investigating Republican administrations, they will lack credibility when they protest Republicans investigating actions by the Obama administration.

Cal Thomas - Castro's exit an opening for free Cuba

The Left's favorite dictator, Fidel Castro, is 'resigning' as Cuba's president of the Council of State. Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), who was born in Cuba and, at the age of 15, along with his brother, was evacuated from Cuba during Operation Pedro Pan, observed: '... Castro has resigned from a position he was never elected to in the first place.'

Castro's exit an opening for free Cuba

The Left's favorite dictator, Fidel Castro, is 'resigning' as Cuba's president of the Council of State. Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), who was born in Cuba and, at the age of 15, along with his brother, was evacuated from Cuba during Operation Pedro Pan, observed: '... Castro has resigned from a position he was never elected to in the first place.'

Cal Thomas - The house of Clinton seems poised to fall

The man of hope has beaten the man from Hope (and possibly his wife).