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Why won't Roberts rule based on the Constitution?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.

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DC is already a ‘state’

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In the latest of many cynical and highly political moves, the House of Representatives last week passed a measure that would transform the District of Columbia and make it the 51st state.

“DC...Read more

Chaos was inevitable after truth, standards and self-control were ignored

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What did we think would happen once boundaries were destroyed?

The chaos plaguing the country today was inevitable after truth, standards and self-control were all but ignored by many in our society.

That great “philosopher,” the late Marilyn Monroe, was ahead of her time when she said, “When I was five, I think, that's when I started ...Read more

Trump's Tulsa remarks were unappealing, unattractive and, unwatchable

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump’s speech Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a toxic stream of consciousness that ignored a great opportunity to speak words of healing and unity to a divided nation.

His remarks, which lasted nearly two hours, were full ...Read more

America needs a speech like this, Mr. President, but will you deliver it?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump on Tuesday unveiled a plan to make reforms in police departments and acknowledged for the first time the existence of “systemic racism.” He also promised to meet with some African American families whose relatives have been killed by police officers.

That is one step toward healing our deep racial divisions.

The next ...Read more

The shame is ours

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It is a gift, as Robert Burns wrote, to see ourselves as others see us.

One of those “others” is Caroline Glick, who writes on her webpage from Israel: “Americans ...Read more

Next time call a ‘pig’

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Minneapolis City Council has passed a measure to dismantle the city’s police department and replace it with what Council President Lisa Bender calls “a transformative new model of public ...Read more

Let’s get that contract with black America written and passed

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

On October 26, 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to a mostly African American audience in Charlotte, North Carolina. He said: “Every African-American citizen in this country is entitled to a government that puts their jobs, wages and security first…I will not let you down. You watch… Here is the promise I make to you. Whether...Read more

We should speak less and listen more

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Which of the following would you consider the most unusual and least likely to occur?

1) President Trump calls Speaker Nancy Pelosi to invite her to lunch.

2) Rioters and looters agree to pay for the damage they caused to businesses and individuals.

3) Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2371407">Read more

Things must change or racism and its terrible consequences will endure

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It was a night I shall never forget. The date was April 4, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis and I was flying home to Washington, D.C., from Atlanta. As the plane descended over National Airport, I could see flames. Part of the city of my birth and capital of the nation was on fire.

The riots and looting in ...Read more

Cal Thomas: Biden’s disturbing pattern

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told an African American talk show host last week: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” It was not a one-off remark.

After strong condemnation, including from some fellow Democrats, Biden attempted to walk back his statement, ...Read more

Cal Thomas: Name-calling

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Writing and making public one’s opinions guarantees people will respond. Writers, performers and every human likely desire his or her thoughts, and even their life, to matter to others. The alternative is to become hermits.

Like other opinion writers I get my share of positive and negative letters, but during the Trump administration the ...Read more

the Professional class act more in their self-interest instead of the public good

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In the pantheon of great lines suitable for induction into Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 2010 comment about Obamacare: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."

While that seemed outrageous and even comical to many at the time it has ...Read more

"I'm done playing dumb game"

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The choice before us seems to be no choice at all: stay inside and have no human contact with another soul, keep businesses closed, denying a livelihood to millions, or step outside and risk death. Though I believe the risk is small when comparing the number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have recovered with the number who ...Read more

The "deep state" has a history of protecting its own

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

For three years former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was put through a legal and financial wringer by top officials within the FBI, including its then-director James Comey. The FBI investigation threatened to destroy Flynn's career, ...Read more

COVID-19 not the only threat from China

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent demise of the Soviet Union two years later lulled the West into a false sense of security. Many appeared to believe that an age of unending peace and prosperity had been ushered in. While terrorism would become a ...Read more

The two faces of Joe Biden will show up in Trump's re-election ads

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Even if the sexual assault allegations by former Joe Biden staff member Tara Reade turn out to be false there are still problems the former vice president faces.

The first and most important of these is whether he can win his party's nomination.

I'm ...Read more

If we don't reverse the debt, America will cease to exist

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Wall Street Journal, which is generally considered conservative when it comes to economic issues, published a front-page story last Monday with this headline: "Coronavirus Means the Era of Big Government Is Back."

Rahm Emanuel, former ...Read more

Trump tries optimism but is drowned out by leftist defeatism

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Getting my parents and grandparents to talk about their experiences during the Great Depression and World War II was always difficult. They lived in the pre-Dr. Phil generation before people went public with their deepest thoughts.

I have been thinking how they might have responded to the current panic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. I suspect...Read more

Liberal "Acela" media's biases are on naked display

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has coined a new phrase: "the Acela media."

His reference was to the high-speed AMTRAK train that travels between Washington, D.C., and Boston. DeSantis was indirectly ...Read more

 

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