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Climate change ice-capped
By Cal Thomas

THERE IS A tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion.

The evidence is piling up that climate change, formerly known as global warming, is losing evidentiary support, despite recent preliminary findings by a group of “experts” from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that a Washington Post editorial

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:17 PM
 
President needs to be decisive
By Cal Thomas

APPEARING IN THE White House Rose Garden last Saturday, President Obama apparently experienced a revelation. He acknowledged there are constitutional limits on his power, something he has heretofore mostly ignored while issuing executive orders, bypassing Congress on appointments and deciding which parts of the Affordable Care Act to follow and which to delay or ignore.

The president had to wait for Congress to reconvene Sept. 9 and begin debating whether to grant him authority to attack Syria. It is uncertain whether he will get approval for what he says will be a limited — and likely inconsequential — strike.

His indecisiveness sends a clear message to the Middle East where

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:02 PM
 
The speech, the dream
By Cal Thomas

It was an atypical August summer day in Washington, D.C., 50 years ago. Temperatures were in the low 80s, about 10 degrees cooler than normal. Skies were partly cloudy. Most government officials were vacationing.

I was a young copyboy at the NBC News Washington bureau. Correspondent Jack Perkins asked me to accompany him to hear a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial.

What I knew about African-Americans (“negroes” when people wanted to be polite; much worse when they did not) was limited to my experience with two maids employed by my parents during my childhood and years playing college basketball.

I knew our maids only by their first names,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:10 PM
 
GOP divided on strategy
By Cal Thomas

STAVANGER, NORWAY — The several hundred conservatives on the National Review’s summer cruise, which I was asked to attend as a speaker, are united in what they don’t like about the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but divided on the best strategy for winning the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016.

On a panel titled “The State of the GOP and Conservatism,” Bob Costa, the magazine’s Washington bureau chief, asks if anyone agrees with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who thinks Republicans should be willing to shutdown the government over the issue of

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:16 PM
 
Losing faith in government

By Cal Thomas

Now for some good news, and it has nothing to do with the birth of the royal baby.

According to a USA Today/Bipartisan Policy Center poll, “Americans by more than 2-1 say the best way to make positive changes in society is through volunteer organizations and charities, not by being active in government.” Even better news: People under 30 are especially put off by politics and are “significantly less likely than their parents to say participating in politics is an important value in their lives.”

Why is this good news? There are at least two reasons.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:07 PM
 
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