Cal Thomas

Posted July 30, 2015

When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the "world's most prestigious debating society," remains the gold standard.

Posted July 28, 2015

NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. This revelation could be bigger than Columbus "discovering" America, or Lewis and Clark finding the Northwest Passage.

Posted July 23, 2015

The occasional outcry when something like the Planned Parenthood videos surface will not save the lives of unborn children.

Posted July 21, 2015

Obama hears, sees and speaks no evil against the evil empire of Iran, or the vile terrorist groups it supports across the region.

Posted July 16, 2015

When I listen to Hillary Clinton speak, as she did Monday at The New School in New York, outlining her "economic policy" should she become president, my first reaction was not to her lack of substance and the predictability of her party line about taxing the rich more and "income inequality," but to how boring she is.

Posted July 14, 2015

According to the Wall Street Journal, the last serious attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been made in 1982 by a retired Justice Department official named Ronald Gainer. He failed, but the estimate then was "...50 titles and 23,000 pages of federal law." Many more laws have been added since then.

Posted July 09, 2015

The downward trajectory of the public's trust in media is not encouraging for those of us in what used to be considered, at least by those in it, as an honorable profession.

Posted July 07, 2015

In the matter of the "culture wars," evangelical Christians are asking, "what do we do now?" The question is being raised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision striking down state laws reserving marriage for heterosexual couples.

Posted July 02, 2015

Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal?

Posted June 24, 2015

Is it worth radically altering our economies and lifestyles and giving government even more power over us for a climate change faith that has not been fully debated and is problematic at best and wrong at worst?

Posted June 23, 2015

It is such a rare act that most do not know how to respond, except in stunned silence. Relatives of the nine people murdered while attending a Bible study and prayer meeting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, told the accused killer they forgive him.

Posted June 18, 2015

In her reintroduction speech on Roosevelt Island in New York last Saturday, Hillary Clinton hit all the boilerplate liberal Democrat notes: The New Deal, big government, soak the rich, evil Wall Street ... you know the song because the music is from a familiar score.

Posted June 16, 2015

Upon hearing of the massive data breach of employee information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) -- allegedly by hackers working for the Chinese government -- Kay Cole James, the former director of OPM under George W. Bush, told me she was "aghast," adding, "I can't think about the national security implications of a foreign government knowing every single federal employee, where they work, where they live, all of their significant data. Think about what that information can do in the hands of people who want to do us harm.

Posted June 11, 2015

Today, we live in different times. My alma mater, Walter Johnson High School in Montgomery County, Md., is one of several schools to have decided that their commencement ceremony this year will feature single-color robes to respect transgender students and those who do not identify as either male or female.

Posted June 04, 2015

I was not surprised to see historian David McCullough's latest book rocket to the top position on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Posted June 02, 2015

Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Posted May 27, 2015

While Memorial Day weekend featured the traditional parades, barbecues and moments of silence at baseball games for those who gave their lives in wartime to preserve our freedoms, in some of America's biggest cities virtual shooting galleries produced the sort of carnage more likely to be found in the Middle East from Islamic State terrorists.

Posted May 21, 2015

If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political gods, notably those named Caesar, lay in ruins.

Posted May 19, 2015

My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, "What must I do to get on the air?" He replied, "Get a college degree and a minimum of five years writing experience with a newspaper or wire service."

Posted May 14, 2015

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Departments practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist.



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