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California is a horrible example of what happens when Democrats rule

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

SAN FRANCISCO -- Evidence that when Democrats rule taxes are never high enough can be found at any gas station in this once politically competitive state. Last month, the California gas tax was raised 12 cents a gallon. Regular gas at ...Read more

Religious evangelicals long ago stopped preaching a gospel of salvation

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations that he had inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Moore has sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the corruption ...Read more

No one is above the law, except Hillary!

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

How do they do it? I am not the first to compare the Clintons to Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist, but Bill and Hillary make him look like a rank amateur.

No law seems to touch them. No regulation seems to control them. No prosecutor wants to take the risk of holding either Clinton accountable for anything. OK, Bill was ...Read more

With Teladoc, the doctor will see you now ... really!

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you're tired of the dysfunction in Washington -- the backbiting, the questioning of motives, the failure to agree on much of anything, the one-upmanship, the allegations about a "stolen" presidential election, Russian "collusion," the posturing and boorish behavior, how about focusing on something that is working and benefits a growing number...Read more

Mueller needs to investigate Hillary, not Trump

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In considering the indictment of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate, I am reminded of former Bill Clinton aide and defender James Carville's line about the ability of a grand jury to "indict a ham sandwich."

Manafort and a longtime business partner, Rick Gates, pleaded not guilty to all 12 counts against them. ...Read more

Shocking but not surprising

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It should surprise no one that when it comes to sexual harassment, members of Congress and their staffs are treated differently from the rest of us.

The Washington Post notes a law in place since 1995 under which anyone accusing a lawmaker of sexual harassment can file a lawsuit, but only if they first agree to go through counseling and ...Read more

A taxing situation

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Federal income tax was first introduced under the Revenue Act of 1861 to help defray war costs. Congress repealed the tax in 1871 when the need for government revenue declined, only to restore it in politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2011565">Read more

#MeToo: My daughter and granddaughter, too

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

While trying not to indulge in schadenfreude over those hypocritical Hollywood elites who've claimed to stand for "women's rights," only to be accused of sexually harassing them, I noticed "#MeToo" trending on Twitter. At #MeToo, women who have been sexually harassed are invited to post their experiences and many have done so, including four ...Read more

The Trump-McConnell detente

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

That was some chaotic scene in the White House Rose Garden Monday. After lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the president assured combative reporters and the country that the two are...Read more

Trump head, Pence tail

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If a metaphor could be used for this White House, it might be a two-sided coin with President Trump the head and Vice President Mike Pence the tail.

The president tends toward the bombastic to get people's attention and make his points, while his vice president is calm and measured in his response to questions, sometimes resembling a ...Read more

To liberals, free speech doesn't extend to differing opinions

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If it were a plague, the government would rush to quarantine the infected, as occurred during Europe's Black Death in the 14th century.

An immigration debate at Seattle University School of Law is a plague of a different sort, but deadly in a different way. The victim here is the right to free speech.

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In a Godless society, why criticize Harvey Weinstein?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction." (Proverbs 29:18)

Ancient wisdom from a Higher Authority, which is available to anyone who takes the time to consider it, was provided to constrain people like Harvey Weinstein from acts he has been accused of committing.

In an age ...Read more

There is no law that can prevent someone from committing evil acts

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Responding to the recent Las Vegas concert shooting that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more, President Trump described the act as one "of pure evil."

One definition of "...Read more

Math, history and tax reform

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In school, I liked math the least and history the most. Both can be useful in the coming debate over President Trump's proposed tax reforms.

The one thing I learned in math class is that if the formula is wrong, the answer will be wrong. In history class I learned we are not the first people to occupy the planet and that the experiences of ...Read more

Whatever player's grievances, demonstrations help no one.

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you like professional sports, a major reason -- perhaps THE reason -- you attend games, or watch them on TV, is that it helps you escape from whatever occupies your mind the rest of the week. You certainly don't want the issues of the day encroaching on your enjoyment.

The recent exchange of insults between President Trump and some in the <...Read more

The Vietnam War revisited

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain." -- Sen. George McGovern (D-SD)

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have performed a vital public service in making their documentary "The Vietnam War" for PBS. Given the division that war caused ...Read more

The UN: Once 'useless,' now useful

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

While campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump more than once referred to the United Nations as a "useless"...Read more

Polls demonstrate the failed products of a once-great American education system

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, ...Read more

The option play

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What just happened? President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to pay for hurricane damage relief and raise the debt ceiling without getting anything in return, except the temporary avoidance of a government...Read more

The Mafia and the migrants

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

ROME -- I spotted them on my way to dinner with a friend near Castel Gandolfo. They are migrants from Africa, sitting by the side of the road outside a "temporary" residence that, for many, appears to have become permanent. They all have cellphones. They all seem oblivious to us as we pass by.

My friend, a Sicilian by birth, says they are ...Read more

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