If you watched the so-called “debate” between Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom (a presidential candidate in waiting), hoping to witness something that elevated the political rhetoric from the corrosive to the tolerable, even the admirable, you were probably ...Read more
Some movies are worth watching more than once. The one now playing in the Middle East isn’t one of them.
How many times must we see this plot repeated and not recognize it for what it is: terrorists kill innocent Israelis, including women and children, and after a while much of the world begins to suggest it’s the fault of the victims. If ...Read more
More than 150 Iowa “faith leaders” have announced they are supporting Donald Trump in the state’s forthcoming caucuses. At the same time, Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Iowa e vangelical leader, is supporting Ron DeSantis. Predictably, Donald Trump slammed Vander Plaats as a “ politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2994509">Read more
We have again entered the season of gratitude. You remember gratitude, don’t you? It was what we expressed before we became entitled.
Last Saturday was the observance of Veterans Day, during which many thanked those who served in the military and have protected our freedoms. Next week is Thanksgiving when some people will thank God for the ...Read more
Elections, especially in Virginia and Ohio, should convince pro-life Republicans of their need to come up with a different strategy when it comes to abortion. A no-exceptions mandate, or strictly limiting the procedure isn’t working, in part because a new generation of younger people seem less predisposed to curtailing it.
Instead of being ...Read more
SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Gregg Abbott has called a third special legislative session in an attempt to push through three priorities that previous sessions have defeated, surprisingly with some Republicans joining with most Democrats in opposition.
School choice is one of those priorities. The last session bowed to scare tactics by the powerful ...Read more
I never saw an episode of “Friends,” but that is probably because I am from the television era that began with black- and-white pictures and television screens so small you had to draw a chair up to the box to see a flickering image. Back then, celebrity was a byproduct of talent and accomplishment. I did have breakfast once with another “...Read more
Among the top priorities for newly selected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-L A ) was his announced intention to form a politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2937496">Read more
When Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was struggling over when to order the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944, he wrestled with uncooperative weather, but also worried that any more delays beyond the one- day delay he had already ordered could possibly lower morale and reduce troop readiness.
For Israel, more delays in invading Gaza and destroying ...Read more
Some popular shows on PBS and cable TV are about renovating old houses – taking dilapidated, out-of-fashion and dreary houses and turning them into modern, functioning, and attractive places in which to live.
Renovation is precisely what is needed in our country whose national debt, open borders and as we’ve seen in recent weeks our ...Read more
The phrase “Climate change denier” has wormed its way into the modern lexicon to shame those who have a different view of the science supporting, or not, the idea that the world is in danger of burning up in weeks, months, or years (they can’t seem to decide on the timing).
There is another form of denial that one can clearly see. It is a...Read more