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Bias and the beholder

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Would you consider a jihadist biased against Jews? Could a member of a white supremacist group be accused of bias against non-whites?

The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, and FBI Director Christopher Wray claim the 500-plus-page report found no "documented" ...Read more

6/19/18 Cal Thomas column updated

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The 6/19/18 Cal Thomas has been updated to note that Wray and Horowitz are testifying on 6/18/18 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, not on 6/19/18 as originally scheduled. Please use updated version.

A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I have often thought that tributes to those we love are best made when the object of our affection is still with us, rather than at their funerals.

I do not know Charles Krauthammer well, though we would occasionally see each other at Fox News when I worked there and at Washington Nationals ...Read more

Lessons for the Trump-Kim summit

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The unprecedented, historic and weird summit (Dennis Rodman might be there) between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, scheduled to begin Tuesday (today), if there are no surprises, could produce the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, or just more of the same lies and dissembling from North Korea we have seen before.

These ...Read more

The politics of cake

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Nothing appears beyond the reach of the social engineers, not even cake.

In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said the Colorado Human Rights Commission had failed to take into account the religious beliefs of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Justice Anthony ...Read more

Forget racism; When will we see an end to leftist insults?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

We've come a long way from harmless playground jibes like "your mother wears combat boots," to those of today from the likes of Samantha Bee and other leftist "entertainers" who say things about President Trump and his family that are so vulgar they can't be printed in a newspaper or quoted on television.

Some of President Trump's critics blame...Read more

Ireland wrongly decides to allow murder of the unborn

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The scientific, moral and theological battle between life as an "endowed unalienable" right and the evolutionary view that we are just material and energy shaped by pure chance in a random universe with no author of life, no purpose for living and no destination after we die has been won in Ireland by the evolutionists.

Once strongly Catholic ...Read more

The NFL isn't through

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during the playing of the national anthem.

The NFL Players ...Read more

Gambling on sports is a bad bet

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"I am shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here." -- Captain Renault, Casablanca

Human nature being what it is it should come as no shock that the next level of approved gambling in America is sports betting. States already have casinos, the lottery and other ways of separating money from the weak for their ...Read more

Republicans need to look to Democrats for courage

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he could not have foreseen today's Republican Party.

A bill authored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that would require the federal government to balance the budget each year was soundly defeated last ...Read more

The coarsening of political language

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

CANBERRA, Australia -- Here in Australia, "Question Time" has long been one of my favorite exercises of parliamentary democracy. The prime minister and government ministers appear before other elected members in support of their policies, while the opposition asks pointed and sometimes funny questions in an effort to belittle those policies.

At...Read more

Self-serving, bitter Hilliary continues to rant against Trump

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

MELBOURNE, Australia -- When you hear "world tour" you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton.

Last week, Hillary Clinton came to Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, and to Sydney, its largest, with a huge chip on her...Read more

One at a time

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Following the 2016 election, President Obama rightly warned the Trump transition team "we only have one president at a time." It was a reminder that there can be just one person articulating American foreign policy so world leaders will have no ...Read more

Trump's conservative media "wall of protection" crumbling

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The "wall of protection" conservative media has erected around President Trump may be crumbling.

Fox News Channel, whose opinion programs -- especially Sean Hannity's -- have been staunch defenders (some critics say mouthpieces) for the president, and The Wall Street Journal, which editorially has been generally supportive of the president's ...Read more

The vulgar goes mainstream

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

To be vulgar once earned societal disapproval, ostracism from polite company and -- in my grandmother's era -- put a young person in danger of having his mouth washed out with soap.

Today, vulgarities are now mainstream. People speaking in a way that "would make a sailor blush" are now on primetime television and words once frowned upon in ...Read more

Learning from North Korea's history

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Before meeting with North Korea's "very honorable" (Trump's words) dictator, Kim Jong-Un, the president should bone up on the history of that country's duplicity and deception, including ways it has used the wishful thinking...Read more

'Crazy Bernie' is at it again

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

There he goes again. Despite the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years, including declining rates for minorities, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), affectionately called "crazy Bernie" by some conservative talk show hosts, is again flirting with the idea that the federal ...Read more

Following Jesus, or following Trump?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other." (Matthew 6:24)

The verse refers to money, but in light of today's debate about the unaccountable devotion many Christian leaders have for President Trump it ...Read more

Are people finally going back to good, old-fashioned, moralistic values?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"It's a modern changing world

Everything is moving fast.

But when it comes to love I like

What they did in the past." -- politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2071232">Read more

Welfare reform again

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform act in 1996, which he negotiated with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, the left claimed people would starve. They didn't. According to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, between 1996 and 2000, the politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2070364">Read more

 
 

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