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Whatever happened to teaching history?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters.

The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are in the 20, 18 and 12th ...Read more

The real collusion is between Democrats and the liberal media

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you are paying attention to the Washington circus that is the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's handling of the much maligned Ukraine call, this is what real collusion looks like: a media largely committed to advancing the goal of Democrats to severely damage or remove him from office, a series of at first private testimonies by ...Read more

Who needs spiritual advisers?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

As far as I can tell from a reading of history, while some presidents were friends of clergy, who sometimes advised them, to my knowledge, none hired them as staff members. Until the presidency of Richard Nixon. It was during Nixon's administration that Charles Colson began mobilizing the evangelical community to support the president's policies...Read more

It's important to have 'no' men, to counter 'yes' men.

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Shortly after Jim Bakker's release from prison in July 1994, I invited the disgraced TV evangelist to my home. There was an important question I wanted to ask him.

Some background: Bakker and his "Praise the Lord" (PTL) associates sold $1,000 "lifetime memberships" to people who were promised annual three-night stays at his ...Read more

Democrats are hiding the real Russian fraud by the Clinton campaign

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In those monster movies so popular at Halloween, it usually takes a while for the killer to be revealed, but when he is, the terror he inspired among his targets often comes to a frightening conclusion for viewers.

This analogy perfectly fits the impeachment scenario now playing out in Washington. The nation is beginning to see ...Read more

Another one bites the dust

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Only extreme partisans intent on denying President Trump any credit for any success would be critical of the operation he ordered that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. These extreme partisans include Speaker Nancy...Read more

No more billionaires?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

He was the Bernie Sanders of his day.

Charlie Chaplin, the iconic actor and at the time a well-known political leftist (some said communist), delivered a speech in San Francisco in 1941 prior to America's entry into World War II. As recounted in the biography of her parents, actress Fay Wray and screenwriter Robert Riskin, Victoria Riskin ...Read more

Hillary's crazy accusations show her true colors

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

A new wrestling league is being promoted during TV coverage of Major League Baseball's post-season. The ad promises more action, more spectacle and includes women as well as men grappling with each other.

I have two candidates for their consideration: Hillary Clinton and presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

Last week Clinton ...Read more

The president's needs to tone down his invective

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Depending on the polls you read and how you read them, nearly half of those surveyed want the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump to continue. That is not the same as wanting him impeached, much less convicted by the Senate and removed from office, but it represents a momentum the president needs to address and soon.

The president is ...Read more

Non-faith of secular progressives shapes media bias

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Since America's colonial days the press has been a target of those who believe journalists have a point of view that shapes their reporting.

There have been numerous articles and studies revealing a journalistic predisposition to opinions and subjects that reinforce liberal points of view.

Now comes an excellent critique from World Magazine ...Read more

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 dictionary.com 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.

Contrast this with a headline in the politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2273984">Read more

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

 
 

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