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Remembering Apollo 11 at 50

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

You had to be there 50 years ago, and I was. As a young reporter for a local TV station in Houston, I frequently visited NASA ("the space base," we dubbed it), met many of the astronauts and reported on their exploits.

Along with people from around the world, I watched the lunar landing on television, July 20, 1969, fulfilling ...Read more

Hungary makes immigrants want to stay away

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Two summers ago on a visit to Budapest, I asked the spokesman for the Hungarian government about the growing problem of migrants coming into Europe. He told me Hungary doesn't have a migrant problem because they don't have welfare programs. So, he said, migrants continue their travels to other European countries that do.

That's not the end of ...Read more

The Founders never intended politics to become a career.

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vermont -- Rep. Justin Amash has left the Republican Party and will now represent Michigan's third congressional district as an Independent. In a politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2227493">Read more

America needs to count its non-citizens

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The notion of history repeating itself is usually viewed as a negative statement, but some history is worth repeating because we might learn and be guided by it.

In last week's 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court rejecting the Trump administration's claim that adding a question about whether a person...Read more

Here are the right-wing questions I would have asked the Democrats

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The likelihood I would ever be invited to serve on a network panel questioning the Democratic presidential candidates is equivalent to an invitation to take the next trip to the moon.

Still, as I tortured myself watching the two "debates," which were not really debates, but mostly a show of memorized sound bites, I thought of unasked questions ...Read more

Bribing the Palestinians won't work

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Trump administration thinks appealing to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un by dangling promises of prosperity in front of him if he agrees to change his ways is the path to peace on the Korean Peninsula. So far there have been no agreements to build a Trump resort and Kim has made no effort to adopt any other form of capitalistic behavior.

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The New York Times did the right thing

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I never thought I would write this, but the publisher of The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, is right. Sulzberger wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal in response to President Trump's claim that his ...Read more

Must we wage war with Iran?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"The Pentagon has released new color photos as proof that Iran was behind last week's attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman," ABC News reported. Hours before that attack, Iranians politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2221194">Read more

For Democrats, hypocrisy has lost all meaning

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

There was a time when calling someone a hypocrite could stain their reputation. No more. Like the overused and often misapplied word "racism," hypocrisy has lost the power to cause harm.

The media and Democrats are agog over President Trump's comment to former Bill Clinton adviser and current "Good Morning America" host, George Stephanopoulos. ...Read more

America's greatness if falling deeper and deeper in debt

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

There are many addictions besides drugs, sex and power. There is also our increasing addiction to debt. According to Money Magazine, reporting on figures from the New York Fed, "Americans' debt hit a new high of $13 trillion last year, surpassing the previous record set in 2008...Read more

Faith has become too political and government too secular

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Only the most partisan person would begrudge prayers for the president of the United States, but a recent visit by President Trump to the mega McLean Bible Church in Virginia has rubbed some congregants the wrong way.

The White House ...Read more

Sonia Purnell was D-Day's 'forgotten' woman

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day are properly focusing on the troops and the architect of Operation Overlord, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who freed Europe from Hitler and his Nazi hordes.

One person -- a woman -- has not received the credit she deserves for her efforts ...Read more

Robert Mueller's upside-down justice adds to the president's prospects in 2020

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It's a familiar quote from Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," but with special contemporary relevance in light of a statement last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: "'If the law supposes that,' said Mr. Bumble... 'the law is a ass -- a idiot.'"

But it isn't so ...Read more

Democractic hypocrites stubbornly refuse to give the president credit for the good he has done

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The quote is attributed to President Harry Truman, and Ronald Reagan kept it on his desk: "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

It is even more amazing what has been accomplished with the American economy, but Democratic presidential candidates, the media and economists such as Paul Krugman of ...Read more

Once a terrorist always a terrorist

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the release of self-admitted "American Taliban" member John Walker Lindh "unexplainable and unconscionable."

Lindh, who was paroled last Thursday from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, served 17 ...Read more

There's a problem for every solution

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Among the many things that frustrate Americans about Washington, D.C., is the unwillingness -- not inability, but unwillingness -- to solve problems.

One of many examples is the U.S. national debt, now more than $22 trillion and counting.

As Heritage ...Read more

This is the pro-life movement's moment to move against the Godless progressives

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures -- the ...Read more

My sentimental journey with Doris Day

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It was Oscar Levant who uttered the famous line: "I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin."

In a way it was a backhanded compliment to a woman who represented in most of her film roles an image of chastity and virtue that was once mostly promoted in American culture, though not always ...Read more

By going back to the past, Biden will ensure that America's future will be dim

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Joe Biden, the leading Democrat in the overcrowded presidential sweepstakes (there are more of them running than horses in the recent Kentucky Derby), appears to want to take America back to the days of the Obama administration, which he was a part of for eight years. What would that look like?

In a 2010 interview on "politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2208060">Read more

There's at least one solution to college debt

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program in 2007 in an attempt to attract people into professions like teaching, nursing and public-interest law. College graduates would be forgiven their student loans if...Read more


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