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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.

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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.

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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

Prison reform: The time is now

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It didn't seem to fit in President Trump's State of the Union address, perhaps something tossed in at the last minute, like a garnish. But there it was: "As America regains its strength, opportunity must be extended to all citizens. That ...Read more

Memo shows the truth of liberal's crimes

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That's human nature.

Such is the case with the "memo" released last Friday by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence ...Read more

Trump's first State of the Union made him look presidential

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump's first State of the Union address set a new standard. For himself. If he lives up to that standard in future speeches, he may go far in changing his image from a blustering, ad-libbing "entertainer," to someone who looks and sounds, shall I say it, more "presidential."

The speech was well-crafted, delivered in a mostly low-key ...Read more

A message for my evangelical friends

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1)

That verse, written by Paul the Apostle, is one of the most difficult for modern ...Read more

Liberals think Americans who leave high-tax states can be replaced with "Dreamers"

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

One reason Democrats seem so fixated on importing illegal immigrants and allowing their children to stay and become citizens may be the exodus from high-tax and traditionally Democratic states.

Anecdotal evidence is usually not helpful in determining trends, but when stories begin to accumulate and sound the same attention must be paid.

Two ...Read more

Blame us for government shutdown

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If we don't like what is happening in Washington -- and few do -- the blame must be placed squarely where it belongs. It is "we the people" who send these people here.

We send people of different and often opposing viewpoints to Washington and expect them to get along. Many quickly turn opportunities to represent us into opportunities to ...Read more

The spirit of Al Capone lives on in congressional Democrats

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"You can get a lot farther with a smile and a gun than you can with just a smile."

This quote has often been attributed to the late Chicago mobster Al Capone, who with his fellow organized crime buddies used extortion as one of their tactics to get what they wanted. Today's modern congressional Democrats have clearly benefited from Capone's ...Read more

Thanks, China (maybe)

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"When prosperity comes, do not use all of it." -- Confucius

Is China about to do the United States a big favor, however unwittingly?

According to ...Read more


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