Subscriber Login



Forgot Your Username?
Forgot Your Password?
Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas


Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave.,
Suite 114, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Affirming action
By Cal Thomas

“CHARACTER, NOT circumstance, makes the person.” — Booker T. Washington

The Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 decision to strike down a central component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, “freeing nine states, mostly in the South,” writes The New York Times, “to change their election laws without advance federal approval,” is a welcome recognition that times have changed and that especially Southern states must not forever bear a “mark of Cain” for past discrimination

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:51 PM
 
Trust of leaders near historic low
By Cal Thomas

WITHOUT THE the slightest hint of irony, President Obama said last week, “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.”

Yes we are, because more and more of us don’t trust government. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, “Trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high.” Furthermore, notes Pew, a “majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.”

What has led to this distrust?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:31 PM
 
(Dole)ing out blame for gridlock

WHO DOESN’T ADMIRE former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as “see no evil, hear no evil — and evil”), former presidential candidate and all-around decent man, Dole was a part of government for much of his life.
Therein lies the problem for some who stay in politics and government so long that it is easy to lose perspective and think cutting deals is more important than winning the argument.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 4:19 PM
 
Gosnell’s trial reignites debate

By Cal Thomas

IT WAS THE pictures and riveting testimony that convinced a Philadelphia jury that abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was guilty of murdering three infants born alive following botched late-term abortions and also guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Karnamaya Mongar, who overdosed on Demerol during an abortion at Gosnell’s clinic.

How ironic that the Gosnell decision was delivered the day after Mother’s Day.

The two-month trial has reignited the abortion debate. But while many states have managed to impose some restrictions on abortion clinics and establish informed consent laws and in some cases require a woman to view a sonogram before aborting an unborn child, abortion on demand for almost any reason and at almost any stage of

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:37 PM
 
Back to the ’50s

By Cal Thomas

ADDRESSING a meeting of Planned Parenthood last Friday, President Obama accused pro-lifers of wanting to “turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.”

Like any decade, the ’50s had its problems — racism, discrimination, sexism — but I’ll defend the ’50s on other grounds, if the president will defend the decade that followed. In the ’50s, for much of mainstream America, drugs were something you bought at a pharmacy with a prescription; living together meant getting married first, then having babies; abortion was not legal; our culture wasn’t the enemy; metal detectors were instruments one took to the beach to find loose change and schools and the streets were mostly safe.

It’s “Ozzie and Harriet” vs.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:18 PM
 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 7 of 17