Cal Thomas

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.

Posted May 12, 2015

"Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night.

Posted May 07, 2015

The Obama administration says it is still trying to determine whether ISIS was behind the attack in Garland, Texas, in which two terrorists were shot dead after trying to kill people attending a "draw the Prophet Muhammad" contest. ISIS is not only claiming responsibility, but promising new attacks.

Posted May 05, 2015

They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different.

Posted April 30, 2015

In 2-1/2 hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that "has been with us for millennia," adding, "it's very difficult for the court to say, 'Oh, well, we know better.' "

Posted April 27, 2015

When future historians analyze the decline of America they need look no further than the trivialities increasingly occupying our time and concerns instead of substantive matters seriously threatening our existence.

Posted April 23, 2015

"...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain..." -- Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address

Posted April 21, 2015

"Don't know much about history" -- Sam Cooke It's an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: "What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?" The person replies: "I don't know and I don't care."

Posted April 16, 2015

There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. "Little Boy," in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic.

Posted April 14, 2015

In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck "is still stacked in favor of those at the top."

Posted April 09, 2015

When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon.

Posted April 07, 2015

Too bad the "framework" of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn't come four days earlier on April Fools' Day. It would have been more appropriate.

Posted April 02, 2015

If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don't serve pork?

Posted March 31, 2015

NEW YORK -- This being the 50th anniversary of the film "The Sound of Music," please permit me a poor adaption of a few of its song lyrics, which fit in nicely with our current political climate.

Posted March 26, 2015

"In your heart you know he's right," was Barry Goldwaters presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced Monday he is running for president, are effectively saying of him: "In your head you know he's nuts."

Posted March 19, 2015

This week is "Sunshine Week," a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to "promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information."