Cal Thomas

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."

Posted August 04, 2015

When music fans think of "the British Invasion" they are referring to '60s bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Britain today, however, faces a different type of invasion.

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?



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