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Cal Thomas: Osama bin Laden was right

Lawrence Wright quotes Osama bin Laden as saying: “Look at Vietnam, look at Lebanon. Whenever soldiers start coming home in body bags, Americans panic and retreat.” With President Trump’s announcement …


Cal Thomas: Susan Collins’ finest hour

In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her …


Cal Thomas: Bigotry returns to Virginia

As a longtime resident of Virginia, I am well aware of its sordid history when it comes to slavery, racism and discrimination. I can still remember “colored only” restrooms, water …


Cal Thomas: The NFL isn’t through

It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but …


Cal Thomas: The GOP’s fear factor

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he could not have foreseen today’s Republican Party. A bill authored by Sen. …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: History not obliged to make you feel good

Somehow, I have never once heard the complaint that there are too many Holocaust movies being made. And it is simply inconceivable to me that a Jewish entertainer would say …


Cal Thomas: Obama’s jobs boast falls flat

In 1952, Shepherd Mead wrote a little book called “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” In 1961, it became an award-winning Broadway musical. It’s an instruction book about …


Mockery is the last refuge

“A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.” (Proverbs 15:12) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has taken the route of many who would rather call names than have …


Cal Thomas: Health care ‘reform’ alarming

Assuming a rock-solid 40 Republicans stand against the health care reform bill now being debated in the Senate, it will take just one Democrat or independent to derail this monstrosity, …


Cal Thomas: Radical change starts small

Not all revolutions begin in the streets with tanks and guns. Some advance slowly, almost imperceptibly, until a nation is transformed and the public realizes too late that their freedoms …


Cal Thomas: Trial will convey weakness

The Obama administration has chosen the wrong New York venue to try five co-conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Instead of a Manhattan courtroom …


Cal Thomas: U.S. is blinded by tolerance

By now, the script should be disturbingly familiar. Whether in the Middle East, or increasingly in America, a fanatical Muslim blows up or goes on a shooting spree, killing many. …


Cal Thomas: Reclaim education first

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got


Cal Thomas: ‘Less is more’ needs revival

“That’s just the way it is. Some things will never change …” (Bruce Hornsby song lyric) The Washington Post headline sounds as if a comedy writer, or someone fluent in …


Cal Thomas: TV helps to sap morality

In olden days when “a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking” there was a morals clause written into an actor’s film contract. The purpose was to restrain …


Cal Thomas: Facebook belies imam’s talk

If you were an enemy of America seeking her destruction, you would add to your pursuit of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons the undermining of this nation from within. You …


Cal Thomas: U.S. submitting to bullies

When I was a kid, there was a bully in our neighborhood. He never picked on kids his own size and certainly not on anyone larger. Rather, he punched, pushed …


Cal Thomas: Clouds on liberals’ horizon

Despite their control of all three branches of government, this has not been a good summer for liberal Democrats. Their health care “reform” bill, which has yet to be fully …


Cal Thomas: Reform would usurp God

The debate – OK, the shouting match – we are having over “health care reform” is about many things, including cost, who gets help and who does not and who, …


Cal Thomas: ‘Right to die’ packs a punch

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – While America debates whether the federal government should dictate which insurance policies and medical treatments it will allow us to have, here in the United Kingdom, …


Cal Thomas: New programs spell disaster

“How high’s the water, Mama? “Two feet high and risin’ …”


Cal Thomas: Obama’s timidity showing

ROME – What did President Barack Obama achieve for himself and for America during last week’s G-8 summit? Not much. Despite what presumably was his best effort at using the …


Palin should hit the books

The soon to be former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is like one of those souffles my mother sometimes made. The recipe warned against premature removal from the oven because …


Cal Thomas: Fight the voice of temptation

The first thing that should be acknowledged about South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s admission to an extramarital affair is that it could happen to any of us. That is not …


Cal Thomas: Schools fail despite funding

Some people have certain presumptions – for example, that government is better suited to handling problems than individuals or private entities. And then there are the accompanying assumptions that government, …


Cal Thomas: Learning from cities’ decline

There are perhaps dozens of small towns and failing neighborhoods beginning to resemble ghost towns. We’ve all seen them if we get off the Interstate and drive down state or …


Cal Thomas: Government stunts progress

A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled last week in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda at a time when many Republicans, and even some conservatives, think Reagan’s ideas are passé. Before …


Cal Thomas: Cairo speech could backfire

President Barack Obama faces numerous challenges as he heads to Cairo this week for a much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world. At best there are mixed feelings in the region. …


Cal Thomas: Obama irrationally fearless

Wouldn’t it be nice if things were simple instead of complicated; if hailing our Founding Fathers and the documents they wrote were sufficient to persuade people who do not share …


Cal Thomas: Entitled beyond their means

There are titled people in Britain and then there are people who consider themselves entitled. The current scandal here is that the entitled are not the growing number receiving benefits …