Cal Thomas

Posted October 13, 2015

When Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walked into a Capitol Hill conference room to meet with his Republican colleagues last Thursday, he seemed a certain bet to be elected the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

Posted October 08, 2015

Hillary Clinton is borrowing from Richard Nixon, a man she worked to impeach while a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee in the early 1970s.

Posted October 06, 2015

Before barely any facts were known, there was President Obama on camera (when isn't he?) making a 12-minute address -- a relatively short time for him -- about the school shootings in Roseburg, Oregon. The president referred to himself 28 times, according to, again proving that whatever happens in this country, or the world, it really is all about him.

Posted October 01, 2015

The White House Historical Association is promoting a Christmas ornament honoring our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge.

Posted September 29, 2015

The announcement by House Speaker John Boehner that he is retiring at the end of October stunned Washington where life is all about grabbing power and holding on to it, often until death they do part.

Posted September 24, 2015

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits." (Matthew 7:15-16)

Posted September 22, 2015

To invoke a baseball metaphor, Carly Fiorina has been called up from the minors to the major leagues.

Posted September 17, 2015

Self-declared socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders entered what his supporters must consider the belly of the beast on Monday. He spoke at the conservative evangelical Liberty University in Virginia. Some of those supporters sat in reserved seats, ensuring his remarks would be received with some applause.

Posted September 14, 2015

I think of Rhodes when I watch Donald Trump. The two have much in common. Rhodes' view of women seems to mirror that of Trump's. In one scene, Rhodes says, "A guitar beats a woman every time." He marries more than once and has several affairs during and in between those marriages.

Posted September 10, 2015

Let's get something straight. America has never been a "Christian nation." Those who believe otherwise have an obligation to say what part of our history was uniquely Christian. Was it when slavery was legal? How about when women were denied the vote? The Gilded Age? The Roaring '20s?

Posted September 04, 2015

That's where we are with the dangerous Iran nuclear deal, the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran and the 34 shameless Senate Democrats who bowed to pressure and announced their support for the flawed pact, thereby guaranteeing that the president's veto of any measure of disapproval cannot be overridden.

Posted September 03, 2015

Germany, alone, is expected to have received 800,000 migrants by the end of the year, four times last year's number.

Posted September 01, 2015

The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to compartmentalize. As a local TV reporter, I saw bodies from plane crashes and victims of mass murder. I covered natural disasters and witnessed the aftermath of cruelty to children and other inhumanities.

Posted August 27, 2015

It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ.

Posted August 25, 2015

When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well.

Posted August 20, 2015

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Since his party's impressive election victory in May, Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to ensure welfare benefits are no longer a way of life for many of his fellow citizens.

Posted August 18, 2015

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger -- a discontent -- in the public mood.

Posted August 13, 2015

If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college "more affordable." The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it. That's not affordable.

Posted August 11, 2015

Twenty-four million people tuned in to watch the first primetime debate among 10 Republican presidential candidates. What were they expecting, a love-in?

Posted August 05, 2015

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama said: "...if somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them..." He added that under his now defeated Cap and Trade bill, "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."