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Cal Thomas: My questions for the candidates

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The debate between President Biden and former president Donald Trump Thursday night on CNN ought to be more than rehearsed answers and soundbites we’ve heard before. Polls show Americans are ...Read more

Who’s a ‘Threat to Democracy’?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

People of a certain age will recall a time when after an election the losing side would usually accept the results and initially give support to a new president during what was then called the “honeymoon” stage. Richard Nixon conceded to John Kennedy in 1960, although politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-3294767">Read more

From Great Orators to Gobbledygook

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Once in America – and in some parts of the world – we were gifted by great orators, men and women who could by the power and content of their words inspire, motivate and sometimes unify their nations.

Today, we have politicians who mumble, slur their words, repeat themselves and in other ways make no sense. They neither inspire, nor unite. ...Read more

The Second Coming of the Late ’70s?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The 1970s are remembered for many things: the end of the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, American hostages held for 444 days by Iran and disco (ugh).

In 1978, Pope John Paul II became leader of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1979, politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-3285872">Read more

When You Never Have to Say ‘Sorry’

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The best jobs in Washington are the ones in which you never have to admit error and apologize. These jobs are mostly in government and the major media. While “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” (as a married man I know that’s not true), messing up in government means one can blame others, or feign ignorance. Most recently we ...Read more

Biden Border Order is Too Little, too Tate, and Too Political!

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

For more than three years President Biden and his Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have told the country they do not have the power to stop the flow of migrants entering the country unlawfully unless Congress passes new laws. Funny how Biden had no problem using his power to cancel former President Trump’s border restrictions by ...Read more

Politicized Justice

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Since Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg reached back to the 1930s to credit Republican Thomas Dewey for “usher(ing) in the era of the modern, independent, professional prosecutor” in Bragg’s defense of his ...Read more

A New Depth of Cynicism

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Despite what some Iranian leaders say to the gullible West, denying their intention to build nuclear weapons, Tehran’s pursuit of weapons-grade fissile material and the development of ballistic missiles to potentially deliver a nuclear warhead continues unimpeded.

Though it is obvious to anyone paying the least bit of attention, politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-3266702">Read more

Cal Thomas: What the ‘New Nixon’ could teach Donald Trump

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Fifty-six years ago in August 1968, Richard Nixon achieved what The New York Times called “the greatest reversal of fortune in American political history.” Times columnist James Reston went further, calling it “the greatest comeback since Lazarus.” This ...Read more

President Biden’s Disappointing Morehouse Speech

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The academic year is coming to an end, thankfully. It has been characterized by some of the worst antisemitism since the Nazi regime and demonstrations by campus (and non-campus) radicals, many of whom appear to have been indoctrinated by professors whose anti-American, anti-capitalism and anti-Jewish ideas were formed in the corrupt ...Read more

Cal Thomas: Two contrasting congressional days

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Last Friday in Washington there was evidence of why only 16 percent of the public approve of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll.

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on whether to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for ...Read more

Warren Buffet is Wrong on Taxes

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Many people have made money by following the advice of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. His recommendations about which stocks to buy, which to sell and where to invest (or not) have earned him the “Oracle of Omaha” title. I prefer a modern cultural version: �...Read more

Cal Thomas: Trump outdoes himself with crude language

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If you are the parent of young children, are you OK with your kids hearing former President Donald Trump’s language and putdowns, like the ones at his rally last Saturday in Wildwood, New Jersey?

One can hear a kid justifying his or her own swearing: “If Trump can talk like that, why can’t I?” Is this the way we want our children to be ...Read more

Cal Thomas: Bibi ignores Biden

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What do you think President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response might have been if another nation had called on him to stop U.S. and Allied forces from taking Berlin and squashing the Nazi regime in 1945? Same question about President Harry Truman when it came to dropping nuclear bombs on Japan, prompting its swift surrender?

In the case of ...Read more

Lessons From Other Campus Protests

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The year was 1966 and Ronald Reagan was running for governor of California. A major part of his platform was to “clean up the mess at Berkeley” and other college campuses throughout the state that were experiencing protests and strikes over issues that included the military draft, civil rights and “women’s issues.” While not on a scale...Read more

Adding to the Title IX Law

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

What the Biden administration is doing to the Title IX civil rights law, the purpose of which is, among other things, to ensure equality between men’s and women’s sports, reminds me of a childhood game. We kids would sit in a circle and one would whisper something to the one next to them, ...Read more

The Empires Begin to Strike Back

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

By Cal Thomas

With all that is occurring in our political and cultural life, there are signs some Americans have had enough.

Google recently fired 28 employees from its New York and Sunnyvale, California...Read more

Needed: Regime Change in Iran

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Every approach to curtailing Iran from its threats and behavior toward Israel and other countries has failed.

In 2023, the Biden administration ...Read more

A Taxing Time

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Was it as bad for you as it was for me? Sending Washington money we earn, but Washington doesn’t, I mean?

It’s not just being part of half the nation that pays taxes while the other half doesn’t that bothers me. It’s the waste and unnecessary programs and agencies that have long outlived whatever usefulness they once had (if they were ...Read more

Trump’s Abortion Statement

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Donald Trump issued a lengthy statement on abortion this past Monday. It is the latest of several positions he has taken on an issue that continues to be hotly debated. Each statement is supposedly a matter of Trump’s “conviction,” though some...Read more

 

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