More Cal Thomas Articles

  • John Paul Stevens' 'Six Amendments' shows why elections matter

    Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens?

  • Faith in government-provided health care is misplaced

    One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay.

  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns.

  • With or without Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare has always been the problem

    Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev....

  • John Kerry's fantasy 'peace process'

    After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East.

  • Time for a national commission to reduce the size of government

    The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.

  • Breaking the public education system's monopoly

    When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The foundation has just released a small book entitled “The ABCs of school choice: The...

  • Christians should be happy they've gotten Hollywood's attention

    It wasn't so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest they be tempted beyond their ability to resist.

  • With Obamacare, Caesar strays over the church-state line

    “Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining “church”...

  • Fred Phelps was the prophet of a counterfeit religion

    My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at 84, I think they would have made an exception. The man, who will be referred to in this column without the modifier “reverend” because there was nothing reverent about him, defined...

  • Vladimir Putin's just the latest bad character to enchant Western leaders

    Acting as if he were endowed by special insight bestowed upon no one else, George W. Bush declared in 2001 that he had looked Vladimir Putin in the eye and “was able to get a sense of his soul.”

  • Without a foreign policy, Obama appears weak and indecisive

    What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longe,r and its “disappearance” has far greater implications for America. It is our foreign policy. Can anyone say what it is? With Russia's Vladimir Putin...

  • Arianna Huffington's new book redefines success

    Every year we are subjected to lists. Forbes magazine lists the world's wealthiest individuals. Time magazine lists the most “influential” people, though real influence is difficult to define or quantify. What I’ve never seen is a list of satisfied people, much less stories about how...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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