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Are people finally going back to good, old-fashioned, moralistic values?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"It's a modern changing world

Everything is moving fast.

But when it comes to love I like

What they did in the past." -- politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2071232">Read more

Welfare reform again

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform act in 1996, which he negotiated with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, the left claimed people would starve. They didn't. According to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, between 1996 and 2000, the politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2070364">Read more

Searching and seizing

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." -- politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2068797">Read more

Syria, Trump and isolationism

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The isolationist spirit -- a reluctance to become involved in foreign entanglements -- goes back in U.S. history to Thomas Paine and his 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense" and to George Washington's 1796 ...Read more

David Hogg's parents should ground him

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Fox News host Laura Ingraham has apologized, as has the network, for nothing more serious than her tweet: "David Hogg rejected by four colleges to which he applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA ... totally predictable given ...Read more

What's wrong in Washington (and America)

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

KEY LARGO, Florida -- At dinner with friends, I was asked what is wrong with Washington. The question presumes a standard by which "wrong" can be defined.

I am frequently asked this question by people who do not live in "the swamp." They don't behave like Washington politicians. If a disagreement arises in their personal or professional life, ...Read more

John Bolton's enemies speak volumes about his character

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Among the several ways to judge a person's fitness for office are the enemies he has made.

In the case of John Bolton, President Trump's choice to become national security adviser, those who oppose his appointment -- liberals, neocons and some Republicans all with differing worldviews and questionable foreign policy experience -- appear to say ...Read more

Budget contributes to national insecurity

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump wants us to believe that the ridiculous 2,232-page spending bill passed by Congress, but unread by most members, is a matter of "national security," because it has money to rebuild the military. He said he had to sign the bill for ...Read more

The Russian (S)election

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Perhaps Vladimir Putin was using his experience meddling in U.S. elections to meddle in his own. Putin "won" re-election last Sunday with about 76 percent of the vote, not as much as the 99 percent Iraqi ...Read more

The unbalanced California FACT Act

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether pro-life pregnancy help centers in California should be required to post notices informing women of the availability of abortions elsewhere. The pregnancy ...Read more

The war that never ends

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

There is a war that has lasted longer than the one in Afghanistan. It is the so-called "war on poverty," launched by President Lyndon Johnson during his State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964.

While the politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2049998">Read more

How do Trump critics respond to success?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump's critics, who include many establishment Republicans, are finding themselves left with few issues given the president's recent string of successes.

How difficult it must have been for The New York ...Read more

Only fools believe North Korea

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

To what shall North Korea's latest pronouncement to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for certain "security" guarantees be compared?

Choose from one of the following familiar promises: Of course I'll respect you in the morning; I promise to pay you back; I'm from the government and I'm here to help. There are more but you get the idea.

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Harvey Schmidt was fantastic

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

You wonder how these things begin. For Harvey Schmidt, co-writer of the longest-running musical in history -- who died last week at 88 --...Read more

Boldly going like no president before

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Of all the promises candidate Donald Trump made during the 2016 presidential campaign, none will be more difficult to fulfill than cutting the size and cost of the federal government. That's because Congress, which must decide whether to keep a federal agency, has the final word in such matters and spending, especially spending in one's home ...Read more

Deterrence can work

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

MIAMI -- The list of failures in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are becoming legion. If any or all of those failures had been addressed, 17 students and teachers might be alive today.

In addition to the several balls dropped by the local FBI office, it was later politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2054094">Read more

Liberal media another player in skewing the 2016 election

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for allegedly creating a "sophisticated network designed to subvert the 2016 election and to support the Trump campaign" is only half the story. While the Justice Department targeted ...Read more

The Billy Graham I knew

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In my long career in journalism, I have met many famous people, but none of them impressed me as much as William Franklin "Billy" Graham. The reason had less to do with his fame and movie star looks; it was his humility that was so attractive, so refreshing, so like the One he faithfully served.

My conversations with him quickly turned to me. ...Read more

Warning signs ignored again

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Reaction to the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead and many more wounded begins at the wrong end. It's not about passing more gun laws, which people intent on breaking existing laws will not obey; rather it is about heeding warning signs and doing something before it is too late.

In the case of 19-year-old ...Read more

Drowning in debt

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In "Hamlet," Shakespeare pens one of the most familiar lines -- and best advice -- ever written. Before Laertes leaves for Paris, his father, Polonius, tells him: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be..."

We have ignored that advice for far too long, which is why the U.S. national debt is $20 trillion ...Read more

 
 

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