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The NFL isn't through

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during the playing of the national anthem.

The NFL Players ...Read more

Gambling on sports is a bad bet

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"I am shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here." -- Captain Renault, Casablanca

Human nature being what it is it should come as no shock that the next level of approved gambling in America is sports betting. States already have casinos, the lottery and other ways of separating money from the weak for their ...Read more

Republicans need to look to Democrats for courage

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he could not have foreseen today's Republican Party.

A bill authored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that would require the federal government to balance the budget each year was soundly defeated last ...Read more

The coarsening of political language

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

CANBERRA, Australia -- Here in Australia, "Question Time" has long been one of my favorite exercises of parliamentary democracy. The prime minister and government ministers appear before other elected members in support of their policies, while the opposition asks pointed and sometimes funny questions in an effort to belittle those policies.

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