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Cal Thomas: The most famous woman you've never met

The hottest ticket on Broadway continues to be "The Book of Mormon," a musical that pokes fun at the Mormon faith in particular and Christianity in general.

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Cal Thomas: Who needs reform most: Egypt or US?

It isn't the policies and attitude of the United States toward the Arab world that need changing. It's the attitude and policies of the Arab world that need to change.

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Cal Thomas: Truth, God and Jerusalem at the DNC

For President Obama, truth telling remains an unfulfilled promise.

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THOMAS: Republicans set stage for 'second American century'

The delayed opening of the Republican National Convention worked to the advantage of the GOP by both heightening anticipation and forcing the elimination of extraneous speakers, which there are always too many of at these things.. Ann Romney kicked off her primetime address wearing

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THOMAS: Tax, charity talk beside real issue of fed spending

To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness.

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Cal Thomas: Presidential campaign needs a dose of the past

Some of Calvin Coolidge's contemporaries may have found his reserved New England manner boring, but some moderns are starting to reconsider the economic rules and political standards by which he lived.

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Cal Thomas: The NHS: A guide for Americans under Obamacare

The U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) is the best guidebook for Americans concerned where a nationalized health system might take us.

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Cal Thomas: Is the worm turning?

Perhaps fear will drive more Democrats to the polls in November, but fear is not a policy and Obama's policies are not working.

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Cal Thomas: Who are you calling 'extreme'?

Don't you find it odd that the word extremism seems to apply only to conservative Republicans?

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THOMAS: The "Iron Lady" warned us

LONDON -- One of many things left out of the film "The Iron Lady" was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's warnings on the effects a single currency would have on the economies of European nations. Thatcher's premonitions place her among the great political prophets of all time.

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Cal Thomas: The citizen and the government — a real-life Aesop fable

In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.

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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.