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Some remember Nixon resignation
By 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.

In fact, Nixon committed political suicide. He thought he could get away with what other politicians had done, but forgot the rules are different for Republicans.

The Post event resembled a celebration with much laughter

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:54 AM
 
Rick Perry’s bold border move
By Cal Thomas

GOV. RICK PERRY of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they’ve made it into Texas.

Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:48 AM
 
Chicago: it won’t let you down?
By Cal Thomas

FRANK SINATRA’S song about Chicago, “My Kind of Town,” “a the town that won’t let you down,” seems dated in light of last weekend’s shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, “The victims were among 82 people shot between Thursday afternoon and early Monday.”

Chicago wasn’t alone in the Independence Day violence. New York City and Detroit combined for 10 dead in 46 shootings, but let’s stick with Chicago where violence in mainly poor African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods has become a way of death.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued the familiar statement that

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:25 AM
 
Republicans lack that uniformity
By Cal Thomas

IT IS A line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years and it never fails to get a laugh: “I’m happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison.”

That’s only partially true. Democrats have convictions. They know what to do with power when they get it and how to isolate, even punish, any member of their party who dares to take a different position on an issue. Republicans seem to constantly react to the policies of Democrats or slam each other instead of making a case for the superiority of their ideas. It doesn’t help Republicans that they lack the Democrats’ uniformity.

President Obama’s approval ratings continue to plummet,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:46 AM
 
Ready for Hillary?
By Cal Thomas

I EXPECTED nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America’s first African-American president.

Initially that seemed where the reviews were headed.

Prior to the book’s official release June 10, the “journalists” on CBS “This Morning”

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:13 AM
 
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