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A Disappointing Non-Debate

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you watched the so-called “debate” between Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom (a presidential candidate in waiting), hoping to witness something that elevated the political rhetoric from the corrosive to the tolerable, even the admirable, you were probably ...Read more

We’ve Seen This ‘Film’ Before

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Some movies are worth watching more than once. The one now playing in the Middle East isn’t one of them.

How many times must we see this plot repeated and not recognize it for what it is: terrorists kill innocent Israelis, including women and children, and after a while much of the world begins to suggest it’s the fault of the victims. If ...Read more

Cal Thomas: Evangelicals conforming to the world

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

More than 150 Iowa “faith leaders” have announced they are supporting Donald Trump in the state’s forthcoming caucuses. At the same time, Bob Vander Plaats, an influential Iowa e vangelical leader, is supporting Ron DeSantis. Predictably, Donald Trump slammed Vander Plaats as a “ politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2994509">Read more

Have an Attitude of Gratitude this Thanksgiving

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When Abraham Lincoln issued his Proclamation of Thanksgiving in 1863, it probably seemed to many an odd time to be thankful. The nation was torn apart by the Civil War. Still, Lincoln found much for which to thank God, including America’s peace with other nations ...Read more

Solution to Debt: Cut Spending

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Congress just passed – and President Biden just signed – the latest short-term government funding bill to keep the government running.

The bill, which essentially kicks the can down the road, ensures that ...Read more

No Fooling the Voters

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Few politicians say things that immortalize their words. Abraham Lincoln was a notable exception.

The 16th president’s comment about fooling voters resonates today: “ You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of...Read more

Attitudes of Gratitude and Ingratitude

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

We have again entered the season of gratitude. You remember gratitude, don’t you? It was what we expressed before we became entitled.

Last Saturday was the observance of Veterans Day, during which many thanked those who served in the military and have protected our freedoms. Next week is Thanksgiving when some people will thank God for the ...Read more

Virginia, Ohio and Abortion

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Elections, especially in Virginia and Ohio, should convince pro-life Republicans of their need to come up with a different strategy when it comes to abortion. A no-exceptions mandate, or strictly limiting the procedure isn’t working, in part because a new generation of younger people seem less predisposed to curtailing it.

Instead of being ...Read more

A Third Try in Texas for School Choice

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Gregg Abbott has called a third special legislative session in an attempt to push through three priorities that previous sessions have defeated, surprisingly with some Republicans joining with most Democrats in opposition.

School choice is one of those priorities. The last session bowed to scare tactics by the powerful ...Read more

Matthew Perry and the Cult of Celebrity

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I never saw an episode of “Friends,” but that is probably because I am from the television era that began with black- and-white pictures and television screens so small you had to draw a chair up to the box to see a flickering image. Back then, celebrity was a byproduct of talent and accomplishment. I did have breakfast once with another “...Read more

Dracula and Spending Cuts

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Among the top priorities for newly selected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-L A ) was his announced intention to form a politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2937496">Read more

Israel’s Difficult Choices

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

When Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was struggling over when to order the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1944, he wrestled with uncooperative weather, but also worried that any more delays beyond the one- day delay he had already ordered could possibly lower morale and reduce troop readiness.

For Israel, more delays in invading Gaza and destroying ...Read more

What's Needed is Renovation

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Some popular shows on PBS and cable TV are about renovating old houses – taking dilapidated, out-of-fashion and dreary houses and turning them into modern, functioning, and attractive places in which to live.

Renovation is precisely what is needed in our country whose national debt, open borders and as we’ve seen in recent weeks our ...Read more

What a Palestinian State Would Look Like

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

On “ 60 Minutes” last Sunday, President Biden said he thinks it would be a “mistake … for Israel to occupy … Gaza again.” He also conceded that eliminating Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon “is a necessary requirement.”

At the same time, the ...Read more

Cal Thomas: Raw antisemitism exposed

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

By Cal Thomas

“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.” ( Psalm 83:4 )

The murderous attack on Israel has ripped away what remained of a thin veneer that has covered up ...Read more

Robbing the Children’s Future

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

LOS ANGELES – The second-largest school district in the country is suffering from academic afflictions of its own making. While test scores show...Read more

The Yom Kippur War – plus 50

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

On Sept. 22, 2005, Israel completed its unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. It did not take someone with the power of an Old Testament ...Read more

Cal Thomas: Trump: Not a great man

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

“It is a great advantage to a President, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man.” – Calvin Coolidge

Donald Trump is not a great man. His rhetoric, which has included denunciations of those who have served in the military (...Read more

Cal Thomas: Honest talk on immigration

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The phrase “Climate change denier” has wormed its way into the modern lexicon to shame those who have a different view of the science supporting, or not, the idea that the world is in danger of burning up in weeks, months, or years (they can’t seem to decide on the timing).

There is another form of denial that one can clearly see. It is a...Read more

Cal Thomas: The second longest ‘play’

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Agatha Christie's “The Mousetrap” is the longest running show, of any kind, in the world. It opened Nov. 25, 1952 at the Ambassadors Theatre in London and is still running. The second ...Read more



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