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Trump channels George McGovern

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The year was 1972 and Americans wanted out of the Vietnam War; the right because it was not being won and the left because of the increasing body count and lies from generals and politicians about "progress" toward defeating the communists.

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Anti-Trumpers live in the Twilight Zone

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

A 1961 "Twilight Zone" episode starred Peter Falk as a Central American revolutionary whose paranoia eventually leads to his destruction. The dictator he has deposed tells him about a mirror given to him by "an old woman," a mirror that will show him who's plotting to assassinate him. The revolutionary soon sees enemies everywhere and begins to ...Read more

Christians reconcile their singular devotion to Republican presidents

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The debate about political power and authority among those who profess the Christian faith has raged since the 1st century. In modern America, the debate raged throughout Jimmy Carter's presidency and more recently through the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The debate now looms large for Donald Trump.

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Ukraine is a political rerun

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Back when reruns were a staple of summer programming, television networks aired repeats of their programs, giving viewers another opportunity to see what they had already seen. Democratic politicians are now conducting their own version of reruns.

The same bunch who brought us the failed Russian "collusion" story, the sliming of Justice Brett ...Read more

Sixteen-year-old eco-warrior needs to learn that her elders know more about most things

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

How much credibility should we give to a 16-year-old when considering her qualifications to lecture adults about science and an end-of-the-world scenario?

Greta Thunberg has been dubbed by the media as a "climate change activist" and a teen "eco-warrior." She was at the United Nations in New York...Read more

A tribute to my mentors

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy.

My list of mentors is long. They were famous ...Read more

If Democrats were defendents, they'd need to plead insanity

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When the Supreme Court, under a previous ideological majority, was handing down decisions favorable to the left, Democrats were fine with deferring to that third branch of government to achieve what they declined to produce in legislation. Some Democrats in conservative states took the position ...Read more

Liberals can't claim their badly constructed cattle calls are 'debates'

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

By definition, what 14 million viewers watched on TV last Thursday night was not a debate -- not even close.

Here's how defines "debate": "A ...Read more

When government runs health care it's not perfect

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

DUBLIN -- "When would you like to schedule your knee replacement surgery?" asked my American doctor before I left for Ireland? I gave him a date that works for me (I'm calling it the result of an old basketball injury, not advancing age). His office scheduled it for that date.

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Dealing with the Taliban devil

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

PARIS -- President Trump was right to cancel a "secret” meeting with leaders of the Taliban and ...Read more

Will Democrats tax your retirement savings?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The late bank robber Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have been asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, to which he supposedly replied, "Because that's where the money is." In his autobiography, Sutton denied the quote, but it serves as a warning to those who fear ...Read more

Unequal justice

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

One doesn't have to be a cynic to be cynical about the Justice Department's decision not to hold former FBI Director James Comey accountable for what an Inspector General report called his violation of FBI policies and his setting a "dangerous ...Read more

A 'lost' generation?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

There are people in every generation who believe the generation following theirs is either going to the dogs or will ruin the country.

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll lends credence to that way of thinking, especially ...Read more

They've lost their minds in San Francisco

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

San Francisco, a city described in song for its natural beauty, is descending into an abyss of homelessness, the use of sidewalks as toilets and a place you might not want to visit, much less live.

The latest, but surely not the last demonstration of insanity, is San Francisco's Board of Supervisors' adoption of new "person first" language ...Read more

Times' "1619 Project" seeks to destroy America as we know it

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Remember the controversy in 2012 when President Obama said, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

In context, the president was trying to make the point that in addition to...Read more

Can the insulter-in-chief use the same tactics to win a second term?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: "You can't insult your way to the presidency."

Never mind.

The question for next year's election is whether the insulter-in-chief ...Read more

A new organization seeks to educate young people of the evils of Socialism

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump has repeatedly promised, "America will never be a socialist country." Since Franklin Roosevelt began expanding government in the 1930s, the United States has increasingly adopted big-state policies associated with ...Read more

None dare call it 'conspiracy'

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, investigators discovered that the lone man assigned to guard the president, John Parker, had abandoned his post to watch the play from an adjacent box at Ford's Theater. Worse, at intermission, Parker adjourned to...Read more

For our nation to defeat evil, we must turn to God

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Politicians and pundits are promoting familiar explanations, excuses and demands following the tragic mass murders in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. From more gun laws, to blaming President Trump, conservative talk radio and Fox News, we've heard it all before.

A manifesto thought to be linked to the El Paso killer was posted online just ...Read more

Ben Carson and Nikki Haley have a plan to fix Baltimore

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Former South Carolina governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has urged President Trump and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to stop exchanging insults over conditions in Baltimore.

Haley ...Read more


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