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Warning signs ignored again

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Reaction to the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead and many more wounded begins at the wrong end. It's not about passing more gun laws, which people intent on breaking existing laws will not obey; rather it is about heeding warning signs and doing something before it is too late.

In the case of 19-year-old ...Read more

Drowning in debt

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

In "Hamlet," Shakespeare pens one of the most familiar lines -- and best advice -- ever written. Before Laertes leaves for Paris, his father, Polonius, tells him: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be..."

We have ignored that advice for far too long, which is why the U.S. national debt is $20 trillion ...Read more

Prison reform: The time is now

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It didn't seem to fit in President Trump's State of the Union address, perhaps something tossed in at the last minute, like a garnish. But there it was: "As America regains its strength, opportunity must be extended to all citizens. That ...Read more

Memo shows the truth of liberal's crimes

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That's human nature.

Such is the case with the "memo" released last Friday by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence ...Read more

Trump's first State of the Union made him look presidential

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

President Trump's first State of the Union address set a new standard. For himself. If he lives up to that standard in future speeches, he may go far in changing his image from a blustering, ad-libbing "entertainer," to someone who looks and sounds, shall I say it, more "presidential."

The speech was well-crafted, delivered in a mostly low-key ...Read more

A message for my evangelical friends

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1)

That verse, written by Paul the Apostle, is one of the most difficult for modern ...Read more

Liberals think Americans who leave high-tax states can be replaced with "Dreamers"

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

One reason Democrats seem so fixated on importing illegal immigrants and allowing their children to stay and become citizens may be the exodus from high-tax and traditionally Democratic states.

Anecdotal evidence is usually not helpful in determining trends, but when stories begin to accumulate and sound the same attention must be paid.

Two ...Read more

Blame us for government shutdown

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

If we don't like what is happening in Washington -- and few do -- the blame must be placed squarely where it belongs. It is "we the people" who send these people here.

We send people of different and often opposing viewpoints to Washington and expect them to get along. Many quickly turn opportunities to represent us into opportunities to ...Read more

The spirit of Al Capone lives on in congressional Democrats

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"You can get a lot farther with a smile and a gun than you can with just a smile."

This quote has often been attributed to the late Chicago mobster Al Capone, who with his fellow organized crime buddies used extortion as one of their tactics to get what they wanted. Today's modern congressional Democrats have clearly benefited from Capone's ...Read more

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

 

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