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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
 
Negotiating with terrorists
By Cal Thomas

EUPHORIA OVER THE Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his father made comments opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bergdahl’s father tweeted, “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child.”

Does that include those children killed while being used as human shields by the Taliban? Where is Bergdahl’s concern for women who die from “honor killings” and for girls who are denied an education?

The up-front cost of this “prisoner exchange” is the release of five terrorists

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:05 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:06 AM )
 
Free speech not so free
By Cal Thomas

ONCE, SOCIAL Security was the “third rail” of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team — the St. Louis Rams picked him 249th in the last round — is being treated by the media and those in the gay rights movement as the equivalent of an early American pioneer.

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones, apparently,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:43 AM
 
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