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A movie could remove our nation's stain of abortion

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Arguably a contributing factor to the continuation of abortion is that it is performed out of sight and thus, out of many minds.

A film about one of the worst practitioners of abortion, Kermit Gosnell, opens ...Read more

Susan Collins' reminded me of some of the great orators of the past

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her speech was measured in tone, substantive in content and delivered with ...Read more

The USMCA is a victory on trade

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In baseball, when a team trades a player to another team each side expects a benefit in return. Not so in recent years when it comes to trade agreements between the U.S. and other countries.

President Trump has been right in his criticism of NAFTA and other trade deals that have left the United States at a disadvantage, sidelining American ...Read more

Delay, deceive and destroy

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Who believes another FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh will be the end of it? If the FBI finds nothing to support Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party, will it be ...Read more

The Kavanaughs speak, but lack passion

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

At times Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh sounded rehearsed and overly cautious in their "exclusive" interview with Fox News host Martha McCallum Monday night. Brett Kavanaugh repeated ...Read more

It's time to end the judiciary circus

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus announced last year it was closing after a 146-year run, largely because of high operating costs, costly legal battles with animal rights groups and declining ticket sales, ...Read more

The left is running on empty

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The woman who alleged in a confidential letter that as a high school student in Maryland in the '80s Brett Kavanaugh "pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it" has now revealed her identity to (...Read more

The country should learn from Kavanaugh's history lesson

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

They don't teach history, at least American history, like they did when I attended public school. That's why the recent hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court served as a teachable moment.

Repeatedly, Kavanaugh referenced the Federalist Papers, which were essays by the founders ...Read more

Obama goes on attack, but arguments fall flat against Trump successes

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

He's back! President Obama has emerged from his supposed cloistered life to attack President Trump. Obama broke with a tradition apparently only modern Republican ex-presidents follow, which is not to speak ill of your successor.

Obama, who reportedly has been running his "Organizing for America" operation, along with his White House aide ...Read more

Eminently qualified Kavanaugh facing irrational Democrats

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Since Robert Bork's "borking" 30 years ago, Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for a high court nominee by a Republican president have become predictable.

Democrats, who favor a "living Constitution," meaning whatever they think the founding document ought to say, are pitted against "originalists," who believe the document speaks for itself ...Read more

Bipartisanship or caving in?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In the days following the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), there have been mournful cries lamenting the lack of bipartisanship for which his eulogizers and friends claim he stood. defines bipartisan this way: "...Read more

There should be no statute of limitations when it comes to sins within any church

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Sexual scandals and inappropriate behavior are as old as the bible. I give you (1 Corinthians 5:1) in which Paul writes: "It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father's wife."

In more ...Read more

There should be only one standard for a president's behavior

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Finding someone in Washington who is nonpartisan and puts the nation's interests ahead of their own is so rare these days that he or she, if found, might well qualify as an endangered species.

But once in a while -- call it the law of averages -- someone speaks the truth. It happened last week when Mark Penn, former adviser to Bill and Hillary ...Read more

The doctor is (not) in

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you are frustrated by wait times to see your doctor, the cost of health insurance and prescription drugs, just wait until there may be no doctor to see.

NBC News recently broadcast a story about how fewer ...Read more

How to keep Aretha's music playing

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What does a white boy from the white suburbs of Washington, D.C., have to say about the passing of soul singer Aretha Franklin?

At 16, I was a DJ on a local radio station, playing the rock 'n' roll and doo-wop recordings of the day. Many of the artists were black. Richard Penniman (aka "Little Richard") tells a funny story about white kids back...Read more

Omarosa tries to channel Anita Hill

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Where have we seen this play before: A woman comes forward to accuse a conservative of inappropriate behavior in hopes of harming him sufficiently so he will be unable to achieve his policy objectives?

People with even short memories will recall "act one" was Anita Hill,...Read more

Prison reform: An unlikely GOP issue

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Prison reform has normally been an issue embraced by Democrats, not Republicans. But, perhaps, like so many other things in the Trump administration, this, too, is about to change.

Last Thursday, President Trump held a roundtable ...Read more

Advice for the president

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Dear Mr. President, "Would you take this advice I hand you like a brother"? It's a song lyric from the musical "The Pajama Game," but fitting here.

There is a way you can hang onto your base, keeping them engaged, energized, without the constant Twitter assaults on those who criticize you for attacking them. If you lowered the rhetorical ...Read more

The Matrix at 20

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic "The Matrix," which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race.

Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes it's the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. "The Matrix" is such a film. It warns of a future in which the power and worth of the ...Read more

Trump and Sulzberger on media bias

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Every president since George Washington has suffered from a critical press.

John F. Kennedy canceled all White House subscriptions to the New York ...Read more


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