Cal Thomas is one of America's most widely syndicated op-ed columnists, and his column is now syndicated by Tribune Media Services in Chicago. For sixteen years Cal Thomas's column was distributed by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.
Cal Thomas began his nearly 40-year journalism career as a copyboy for NBC News in his native Washington, D.C. Cal Thomas also has worked as a general assignment reporter and anchor for KPRC-TV in Houston and for NBC News in Washington.
For two years Cal Thomas hosted his own show on CNBC. It was nominated for a Cable Ace award as the best interview program on cable. Cal Thomas is a commentator/analyst for the Fox News Channel and appears weekly as a panelist on "Fox News Watch."
Cal Thomas is an author of ten books, including Blinded by Might: Why the Religious Right Can't Save America (HarperCollins/Zondervan). His latest is, The Wit and Wisdom of Cal Thomas.
Cal Thomas is married and he and his wife, Ray, who is a family therapist, have four grown children. They live in Alexandria, Virginia.
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.
"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)
To invoke a baseball metaphor, Carly Fiorina has been called up from the minors to the major leagues.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Germany, alone, is expected to have received 800,000 migrants by the end of the year, four times last year's number.
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.
It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-four million people tuned in to watch the first primetime debate among 10 Republican presidential candidates. What were they expecting, a love-in?
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."
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.
When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the "world's most prestigious debating society," remains the gold standard.
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.
The occasional outcry when something like the Planned Parenthood videos surface will not save the lives of unborn children.