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Thanks, China (maybe)

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"When prosperity comes, do not use all of it." -- Confucius

Is China about to do the United States a big favor, however unwittingly?

According to ...Read more

Are Democrats so power hungry as to nominate Oprah?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The ancient Greeks referred to the dramatic moment in some of their plays as "deus ex machina," the god from the machine. The term, introduced by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus, has, according to definition, "evolved to mean a plot ...Read more

Are Trump's accusers 'mad'?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer." -- W.C. Fields

Having lost an election they thought they would win and unable to get over it; having been staggeringly wrong about their predictions that a Trump presidency would be the end of global economies; now putting faith in a special counsel to bring ...Read more

Character counts, but so do results

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I do not make it a practice to comment on the work of fellow columnists, though occasionally some care to comment on mine, which is fine. I'm happy to help them make a living.

An exception will be made here because of New York Times "conservative" columnist, politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2035285">Read more

Try a little tenderness in 2018

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

DUBLIN, Ireland -- "Try a Little Tenderness" is a song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M. Woods. According to Wikipedia, it was first recorded on Dec. 8, 1932, by the Ray Noble Orchestra (with vocals by Val Rosing). Probably these names are as ...Read more

The UK's consequential embrace of secularism

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

ANGLESEY, Wales -- The UK Daily Mail has again published a story about a subject that has become a recurring theme this time of year. No, not Christmas, but rather drunkenness, though the holiday is used as its primary excuse. Pictures accompanying the story show young people collapsing in gutters and vomiting on the sidewalks. It is not a ...Read more

Heritage breaks two glass ceilings

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Hillary Clinton was supposed to break the glass ceiling, which she said has kept a woman from becoming president, but the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., has actually done it.

Their new president is ...Read more

The ultimate Christmas gift

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Unless you are spending this time of year at a spiritual retreat cut off from TV, newspapers or internet service you cannot escape the blaring music and the marketers attempting to sell you something they promise will bring you happiness and peace.

The many definitions of peace seem inadequate at this or any other time of year.

In Washington, ...Read more

A government 'refund'

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

So, a Republican majority Congress has "reformed" the tax code for the first time in 31 years, allowing us to keep a little more of the money we earn. Woohoo!

Back in the day when my withholding exceeded my tax liability, I occasionally received a nice little refund check from the U.S. Treasury. The check had the Statue of Liberty on it, which ...Read more

Trump creates distractions which obscure his accomplishments

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Side issues -- some of them created by the president himself -- have obscured the accomplishments of the Donald Trump administration during his first year in office.

The economy is the most obvious one. From anemic growth in the previous administration, it is now growing at around 3 percent, which economists say is ideal. The stock market ...Read more

Which argument matters more than the King and Kingdom they are supposed to serve?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In September 1862, a group of Chicago ministers sent a "memorial" (or long letter) to President Abraham Lincoln in which they made a theological argument for the elimination of ...Read more

Jared needs to understand that duplicity and deception are the coin of the realm in the Middle East

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump's son-in-law and designated Middle East peace envoy, Jared Kushner, told the ...Read more

Starving the beast

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with the House and President Trump signs it, may be the first step toward starving the big government beast.

Reporting on the Senate vote early Saturday morning reflected the biases of various media outlets. Predictably,...Read more

The return of virtue

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Rarely has the idiom "virtue is its own reward" looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation. The so-called "prudishness," of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women -- and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of "free love" mocked -- are looking better with each passing day...Read more

The latest distraction: Bill Clinton

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The English poet of the Middle Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer, is generally credited with coining the phrase that has been updated in modern English to read, "better late than never." It means to do something or to arrive later than expected may not be good, but it is better ...Read more

Can Trump-haters be thankful for him?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Any other Republican president but Donald Trump might expect to get at least some credit for the mostly positive direction in which the country is headed. Unfortunately, the Trump-haters prefer to focus on his, shall I say, unusual personality, rather than results. So let's put personality aside and consider what has happened in his first 10 ...Read more

Men unrestrained by Biblical morality will do evil

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., last weekend, and not a moment too soon for a city (and nation) plagued by scandal.

In addition to ongoing investigations by a special counsel and various congressional committees, sexual harassment seems to have infected the nation's capital and...Read more

California is a horrible example of what happens when Democrats rule

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

SAN FRANCISCO -- Evidence that when Democrats rule taxes are never high enough can be found at any gas station in this once politically competitive state. Last month, the California gas tax was raised 12 cents a gallon. Regular gas at ...Read more

Religious evangelicals long ago stopped preaching a gospel of salvation

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations that he had inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Moore has sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the corruption ...Read more

No one is above the law, except Hillary!

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

How do they do it? I am not the first to compare the Clintons to Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist, but Bill and Hillary make him look like a rank amateur.

No law seems to touch them. No regulation seems to control them. No prosecutor wants to take the risk of holding either Clinton accountable for anything. OK, Bill was ...Read more

 

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