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On taxes and immigration: look to Hungary

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

BUDAPEST -- Congress has returned to Washington after another unearned vacation and faces at least two immediate challenges, in addition to the familiar ritual of raising the debt ceiling.

President Trump has called the indecipherable U.S. tax code "politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-1995257">Read more

Turkey's choice: Past or future

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

ISTANBUL -- Coming from the airport into this city of about 15 million people and 5 million cars, as my driver describes it, I pass ancient Roman ruins and blocks of upscale shops; an old hotel where Agatha Christie penned "Murder on the Orient Express," smoke shops and modest restaurants, and luxury car dealers. It is a metaphor for the choices...Read more

Pardoning Sheriff Arpaio

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, has drawn predictable responses. The left, which long ago exceeded its sell-by date when it comes to ideas that work, denounced the decision as racist (that's all they have) and a perversion of justice. Some moderates, like Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff ...Read more

Diana, still our goddess of beauty

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What is it about the month of August that finds so many celebrities dying?

Just this month we've seen the passing of Glen Campbell, Barbara Cook, Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis. Thomas Meehan, who wrote the book for the musical "Annie," died last week.

Marilyn Monroe died in August 1962 (though she "lives" on in so many ways). ...Read more

Afghanistan: A bottomless pit?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump is not the first U.S. leader to pivot when it comes to foreign policy. His speech Monday night before American military personnel at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, was in stark contrast to ...Read more

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