More Cal Thomas Articles

  • On immigration, Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads while Obama raises funds

    Critics will call the actions of Texas Gov. Rick Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun.

  • The best way to help Palestinians is to stop helping terrorists

    Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but their condemnation was hedged by calls for "restraint" on "both sides" and "proportionality" in Israel's response to the attacks.

  • Eric Holder's race card has become a Joker

    It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans.

  • Good news: Obama administration supports a border fence --- in Israel

    At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf, was not speaking of a border...

  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents.

  • The Constitution is 'central to our way of life,' not illegal immigration

    At a July 4 White House naturalization ceremony for more than two dozen foreign-born service members, President Obama said welcoming people to America is “central to our way of life.” No, what is central to our way of life is the Constitution, which protects our freedoms.

  • Memorial Day with an 'Unbroken' American hero

    Louis Zamperini has had fame, lost it and seen it restored more than once. That happens when you are 94 years old and must be re-introduced to succeeding generations.

  • The Federalist Papers are the Constitution's DNA

    The growth, reach, and cost of big government is happening before our eyes and eroding our liberty, largely because too many Americans are not familiar with the brilliant system of government our Founders established.

  • Our arrogant president

    President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives...

  • On climate change, who are the real 'deniers'?

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as climate change are not just "deniers;" we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue.

  • The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."

  • America's enemies are emboldened by Obama's reluctance to use its power

    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country we gave back to them after the ouster of...

  • We need a policy to fight Islamic extremism that works

    “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” (The...

  • Democrats are ready for Hillary Clinton, but is Hillary ready?

    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.

  • Bowe Bergdahl's freedom came at too high a price

    Defenders of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite as justification Israel's history of swapping hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for one or two Israeli soldiers. As strong an ally and...



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