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My questions for Joe Biden, for which I don't expect answers

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has made himself largely unavailable to questions from reporters since before his nomination. In contrast, President Trump has made himself available numerous times per day to reporters and their often hostile and confrontational questions.

This is why the moderator of the first debate, Chris Wallace ...Read more

An interview with Mike Dunleavy, Alaska's Republican governor, who is a huge fan of the president

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

ANCHORAGE — From the moment Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican, was made aware of the threat of COVID-19, he acted faster than most other states and the federal government. In an interview, I asked him why he moved so quickly when others did not?

“We got a call from the (U.S.) State Department in January asking for assistance with a charter (...Read more

Returning the Court to its constitutional boundaries would be a win for the ages

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives conservatives and Republicans what they claim to have wanted since judicial activism became the norm in the 1960s.

From outlawing prayer and Bible reading in public schools, to the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion, conservative Republicans have yearned for a ...Read more

Why so much anger?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

There was a time in America, unknown or not experienced by people under the age of 50, when politics was a contact sport played with mostly accepted rules and the equivalent of “sportsmanship.” Losers would graciously concede and wish the victor well, in most cases vowing to work with him or her for the good of the country. The public ...Read more

Woodward says Trump mismanaged COVID 19 crisis; well, others did as well

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

On hearing that President Trump sat for 18 interviews with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post my first reaction was “what the…” Why Woodward?

There can only be two reasons. The first must have been that the president thought he could persuade the man to like him. The evidence that Woodward, along with his Watergate partner Carl Bernstein...Read more

There is an anti-Trump conspiracy to keep the president from getting re-elected

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The cable networks, including Fox News, could talk of little else Labor Day weekend but the Atlantic magazine piece by Jeffrey Goldberg alleging President Trump had said Americans who have died in wars are “losers��...Read more

Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports the American government will soon reach a debt level equaling its entire gross domestic product. It will be the largest since 1945, the year World War II ended.

The pandemic is partially responsible, but it is too ...Read more

Look to God for the lesson behind Falwell’s fall

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The ouster of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. over allegations of sexual misconduct and other behavior that falls short of the university’s code of conduct — not to mention Scripture — is another in a long list of object lessons each generation of Christians seems to have to learn anew.

In our 1999 book, “Blinded by Might...Read more

Which tale of two conventions will prevail?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The two political conventions are finally over. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, one convention promoted the best of times, the other the worst of times.

If you are a Democrat, or a virulent anti-Trumper (not necessarily the same), you saw their virtual convention paint a picture of America that was depressing to the core. Nothing is working. We ...Read more

Republican outreach to African Americans at an all time high

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Labeling another person has become a popular political pastime. The intent is to use a label that is impossible to disprove no matter the amount of contrary evidence.

Perhaps the worst label one can attach to another person is “racist.” How does one disprove that? The left has shamefully and inaccurately used the label against Republicans ...Read more

If Democrats win their pessimistic rhetoric will become all too real

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you watched last week’s virtual Democratic convention, you heard about an America with which you might not be familiar. Speaker after speaker portrayed America as a failing nation full of misery, poverty and angst that only they can make better.

On his radio program last week, Rush Limbaugh reminded listeners what the fight for the future ...Read more

The source of Republican problems is staying in the middle of the road

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In a new book about her grandfather, Dwight D, Eisenhower, titled “How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions,” Susan Eisenhower writes admiringly about Ike’s pursuit of what she calls “the middle way.”

In a decision that still infects elements of the Republican Party today, Susan Eisenhower says Ike’s ...Read more

The Israeli-UAE agreement has me cautiously skeptical

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Anything that reduces tensions in the Middle East and contributes to Israel’s security should be applauded. The agreement between the UAE and Israel to establish diplomatic relations in exchange for Israel’s suspension of settlements and ...Read more

What happens to our nation when we become immoral and irreligious?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What would you think if local politicians decided to cut the size of their fire department while buildings in their city were ablaze? What about a general who orders his soldiers to stop fighting and surrender to the enemy?

Something similar has occurred in the once tranquil city of Seattle, Washington, where in the midst of riots and over the ...Read more

Trump is right about mail-in ballots

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I begin with a personal story to make a greater point.

Two weeks ago, I mailed an 8-by-10-inch envelope from a Miami post office to an address in New York State. The postage was correct, as was the address and ZIP code.

One week passed and the recipient emailed to say the envelope had not arrived, so I mailed another one. Last week, he wrote ...Read more

Here is the trouble I see with Biden’s VP choices

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to have painted himself into a corner with his promise to select a woman — and apparently from the candidates on his short list, an African-American woman — to be his running mate. While it is just the latest example of his party’s tribalism in which externals, such as race and gender are...Read more

John Lewis funeral was a political event

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life.

Tradition was discarded during John Lewis’ politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2393552">Read more

The Black Lives Matter movement is more harmful than helpful to African Americans

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Politicians and various social justice groups have long used labels that have nothing to do with the real intent of legislation, or an organization, to dupe the public. But, to paraphrase Shakespeare, a rose by any other name is still a rose. Numerous “civil rights” bills have been passed by Congress over the years that have nothing to do ...Read more

Rioters are seditionists, not protesters

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it. These acts no longer fit the definition of protest. Rather, sedition defines them: “incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.”

President Trump has ...Read more

The McCloskeys' brandishing of weapons was fully justified

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

For years conservative groups and especially the National Rifle Association have been warning that the government would find a way to confiscate the guns of law-abiding Americans. Many dismissed what they regarded as a scare tactic designed to raise money.

What is happening in St. Louis should awaken us to the fact that those fears are well ...Read more

 

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