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Biden is clearly unfit to be his party's nominee, much less president

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

After weeks of criticizing President Trump for not "doing enough" in the fight against the Covid-19 virus and suggesting the president take actions he had already taken, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden picked up the phone and called the White House. Given his confusion about so many things, perhaps he thought he was ...Read more

Let's accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength." (Proverbs 17:22 NLT)

Everywhere you look -- from newspaper headlines, to TV "alerts," to those too-long White House briefings, to people wearing masks in public places, there is hardly any news that isn't ...Read more

Save the media by adding more conservatives and serious religious people

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I confess to a certain self-interest in today's column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of them fold or reduce staff, it is crucial the institution be saved.

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We might have to change the nation's abbreviation from USA to ATM

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It is not cognitive dissonance -- the impossibility of holding two or more contradictory beliefs simultaneously -- to favor the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump while at ...Read more

Whatever became of Dan Quayle?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life.

I called him to get his thoughts on the coronavirus and the current political scene.

On the virus and the approach to it by the Trump ...Read more

"Made in China" could be stamped on the United States

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If anything good can come from the coronavirus pandemic, it is the revelation of America's overreliance on China, especially when it comes to drugs.

Interviewed by NBC News, retired Brigadier General John Adams said...Read more

The virus can help us focus on what matters most, your family and the nation

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Some years ago, I wrote a book titled "The Things That Matter Most." It was a critique of the continuing impact the '60s generation has had on the country.

The coronavirus pandemic, too, offers us an opportunity to consider what matters most in our nation and individual lives. We are told to stay indoors, not travel, avoid restaurants and bars ...Read more

We need to unify to fight the virus

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

A friend tweeted from Ireland (in time for St. Patrick's Day), blaming President Trump for the major decline in the value of stocks. This same friend credited Barack Obama's economic policies when the Dow Jones Industrial Averages approached 30,000.

This -- and more -- is part of our political, economic and medical divide with ...Read more

Gaffing his way to the presidency?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The modern media trend is to make fun of President Trump for his alleged and actual misstatements of fact. You have to go a long way -- in this case Sky News in Australia -- to find a media outlet willing to make fun of a U.S. liberal Democrat.

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Schumer's remarks should be at the top of a list of bad examples

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Just when you may have thought that the low quality of political rhetoric in Washington could not get any worse, along comes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to prove otherwise.

At a pro-choice demonstration outside the Supreme Court, which is considering a Louisiana law requiring ...Read more

Bargaining with the Taliban devil

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump was rightly critical of the deal struck with Cuba during the Obama administration when he said the communist Cuban government got everything they wanted, and the U.S. got nothing in exchange. He has thankfully been reversing some of those unilateral concessions.

Let's apply his standard to the recently announced "peace deal" ...Read more

We're all in this together

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

There is a disease going around, and I'm not talking only about the coronavirus.

It's a political disease, and it seems to be spreading, especially among certain politicians who are looking for another way to expel President Trump from office.

Last week on the ABC program "The View," co-host Meghan McCain responded to applause from the ...Read more

The Russians are coming (again)

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Russians are like the devil. Each gets blamed (or credited) with more than they are responsible for.

Intelligence officials recently went to Capitol Hill where, according to The Hill, "they briefed the House Intelligence ...Read more

Mike didn't get it done

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president.

He was boring, expressionless and could not defend himself against ...Read more

Bloomberg takes the stage

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Democratic Party is in trouble. Not only did it have difficulty organizing what used to be simple caucuses in Iowa, the party risks repeating that debacle in Nevada on Saturday.

If that weren't enough, party rules have changed allowing former New York City mayor and former Republican, former Democrat and currently Independent Michael ...Read more

Self-described pro-life Democrat's Iowa town hall throws labels around which are applied unequally

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"For all the thunder on the Bernie Sanders left, the most interesting trend in the Democratic campaign this year may be the re-emergence of the moderate wing of the party, led by charismatic new voices: former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar."

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DeVos doubles down on education reforms

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I recently interviewed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos who claimed the president's proposed $4.8 trillion budget includes "a significant step toward returning flexibility to the states through a proposal to block grant all of the elementary and secondary education funds ... and let (states) prioritize where those funds are going to be best ...Read more

A missed opportunity for President Trump

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

For 68 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a political oasis, a chance for Republicans, Democrats, national and world leaders to assemble and pray for each other and the nation.

Not this year.

One could tell where things were headed when President Trump arrived later than most other presidents and held up two newspapers with the ...Read more

Trump has the wind at his back

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The president's State of the Union speech Tuesday night resembled a campaign rally. Some Republicans shouted "four more years" as he approached the lectern. Democrats mostly looked glum, shook their heads, pursed their lips, ...Read more

After Trump acquittal, what's next?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Just because the Senate is about to acquit President Trump of charges Republicans believed never rose to the level of "high crimes and misdemeanors," don't think Democrats will raise the white flag of surrender. They (and their media allies) have only just begun.

Next is a campaign to defeat enough of the 23 Republican senators up for re-...Read more


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