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