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The Russians are coming (again)

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Russians are like the devil. Each gets blamed (or credited) with more than they are responsible for.

Intelligence officials recently went to Capitol Hill where, according to The Hill, "they briefed the House Intelligence ...Read more

Mike didn't get it done

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president.

He was boring, expressionless and could not defend himself against ...Read more

Bloomberg takes the stage

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The Democratic Party is in trouble. Not only did it have difficulty organizing what used to be simple caucuses in Iowa, the party risks repeating that debacle in Nevada on Saturday.

If that weren't enough, party rules have changed allowing former New York City mayor and former Republican, former Democrat and currently Independent Michael ...Read more

Self-described pro-life Democrat's Iowa town hall throws labels around which are applied unequally

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"For all the thunder on the Bernie Sanders left, the most interesting trend in the Democratic campaign this year may be the re-emergence of the moderate wing of the party, led by charismatic new voices: former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar."

So begins a recent column by politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2327647">Read more

DeVos doubles down on education reforms

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I recently interviewed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos who claimed the president's proposed $4.8 trillion budget includes "a significant step toward returning flexibility to the states through a proposal to block grant all of the elementary and secondary education funds ... and let (states) prioritize where those funds are going to be best ...Read more

A missed opportunity for President Trump

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

For 68 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a political oasis, a chance for Republicans, Democrats, national and world leaders to assemble and pray for each other and the nation.

Not this year.

One could tell where things were headed when President Trump arrived later than most other presidents and held up two newspapers with the ...Read more

Trump has the wind at his back

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The president's State of the Union speech Tuesday night resembled a campaign rally. Some Republicans shouted "four more years" as he approached the lectern. Democrats mostly looked glum, shook their heads, pursed their lips, ...Read more

After Trump acquittal, what's next?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Just because the Senate is about to acquit President Trump of charges Republicans believed never rose to the level of "high crimes and misdemeanors," don't think Democrats will raise the white flag of surrender. They (and their media allies) have only just begun.

Next is a campaign to defeat enough of the 23 Republican senators up for re-...Read more

The Trump peace plan is doomed to fail

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and PLO leader Yasser Arafat met at Camp David where Barak offered almost all of what Arafat asked for in exchange for making peace with the Jewish state. Arafat rejected...Read more

We should end our nonstop election campaigns

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I love Ireland for its natural beauty, its people, its food (some of it), its music, its writers and especially its elections, which are shorter, less costly and designed to engage citizens and boost voter turnout.

On January 14, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar ...Read more

'America's expiration date' or the only way to win a culture war

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

I love definitions because they help focus the mind. For decades, we are said to have been in a culture war. As in any war, it helps to know one's enemy.

One online dictionary defines culture this way: "the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, ...Read more

The show trial begins

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The contrast could not have been starker. One picture showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi smiling as she signed (with numerous pens) two articles of impeachment against President Trump. She passed out the pens like souvenirs to fellow Democrats. They were embossed in gold with her signature and rested on silver trays.

The other picture was of ...Read more

We need to support the Iran protests

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

The latest protests in Iran by people angry over the Iranian military's missile launch that "unintentionally" downed a Ukrainian jetliner killing many Iranians, Canadians and others, is different from past protests over ...Read more

What I'd like to hear from candidates

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy of holding on to the two weak articles of impeachment against President Trump was starting to rattle some Democrats, who felt they were losing the political battle. Last Wednesday, Sen. ...Read more

It's war: Are we in it to win it?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Prior to Iran's missile attacks on U.S. bases inside Iraq, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said, "We are not seeking war with Iran, but we are prepared to finish one." Esper said the U.S. prefers a "...Read more

Add Iran's leadership to ash heap of history

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Addressing the British Parliament in 1982, President Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for placing the Soviet Union and Marxism-Leninism on the "ash heap of history." It is an objective President Trump might pursue against the mullahs in Iran, who are subsidizing ...Read more

As we move into new decade, at look at life 100 years ago

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

It can be useful and instructive to observe the turning of a decade by looking back on what life was like in America a mere 100 years ago.

On Jan. 2, 1920, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 108.76. Today it is over 28,000 points.

In 1920, the U.S. had become an economic power, which is remarkable considering the bloody "war ...Read more

Socialism's making its cyclical appeal

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

Like swallows returning to Capistrano, socialism makes an appearance on a regular cycle.

The current presidential campaign features self-confessed socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who doesn't self-describe as a socialist, but whose policies closely resemble those of Sanders.

Sanders has the luxury of condemning...Read more

Grieving at Christmas

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

"There's a grief that can't be spoken.

There's a pain goes on and on.

Empty chairs at empty tables

Now my friends are dead and gone." -- Marius, from the musical "Les Miserables"

"It's the most wonderful time of the year," Andy Williams reminds us over tinny speakers in crowded shopping malls. It may be wonderful for the majority, but for ...Read more

Is "Ultimate Impeachment Hypocrite" the Final Jeopardy for Democrats?

From the Right / Cal Thomas /

While watching "Jeopardy" the other night, I had a fantasy. Suppose Alex Trebek had a Final Jeopardy category called "The Ultimate Impeachment Hypocrite"?

Here's how I thought it might go.

Trebek: "We go first to Joe, who is in third place, and he wrote, 'Who is Bill Clinton?'"

"No, that's wrong, but a good guess. politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2306656">Read more

 

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