Mr. Thomas is America's most widely syndicated op-ed columnist. He is a commentator/analyst for the Fox News Channel and appears weekly as a panelist on "Fox News Watch," and an author of 10 books, including "Blinded by Might: Why the Religious Right Can't Save America" (HarperCollins/Zondervan). His latest is, "The Wit and Wisdom of Cal Thomas." Contact him at [email protected].
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  • Breakdown

    Remember when Democrats lamented the growing budget deficit and spoke of the burden our children and grandchildren would face if we didn’t put our fiscal house in order? That was when Republicans ran the federal government and Democrats opposed tax | Read More »

  • Round Two: Boring

    The audience at the second presidential debate/town hall meeting was, supposedly, made up of “undecided” voters. Anyone who is undecided less than a month before the election hasn’t been paying attention and ought to be disqualified from voting at all. | Read More »

  • Catholics and Abortion (Again)

    In recent elections when a high-profile Roman Catholic Democrat seeks high, or higher office, the issue of abortion surfaces. As the pro-choice, non-Catholic Barack Obama makes a play for evangelical voters, conservative Catholics are asking their fellow believers to take | Read More »

  • Judgment Day

    It isn’t often that public outrage peaks so close to an election, but this is a rare moment in history when “we the people” can exact a price from the political leadership that has duped, scammed and lied to them, | Read More »

  • The Main Event

    When Senators Barack Obama and John McCain meet Friday in Oxford, Miss., for the first of their three scheduled debates, the TV and radio audience is likely to set a record for such an event. Nearly 40 million Americans watched | Read More »

  • Lessons From the Puritans

    “Greed is good.” (1987 film “Wall Street”) “Whoever loves money, never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10) The financial “crisis” on Wall Street has provided another teachable moment. | Read More »

  • Death of a Prophet

    Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s work and life can best be described as those of a prophet. The prophet died last Sunday at the age of 89. Solzhenitsyn was not only a critic of the Soviet Union, of communism and Socialism, he showed | Read More »

  • Politics As Usual

    At the beginning of this long political season — if there ever was a beginning, since campaigns are now nonstop with only the players changing — it appeared this one might, just might, be different. Barack Obama, the biracial candidate | Read More »

  • The Price is (Not) Right

    Most inhumanities start small, like the beginning of a tsunami, but then build, as they head toward inevitable and unstoppable destruction. It is difficult to pinpoint the precise beginning of the cultural tsunami that has devalued human life. Did it | Read More »

  • Tribune Media Services

    There is a reason the psalmist warned, “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” (Psalm 146:3) It wasn’t that he was cynical about humanity. It appears the writer observed | Read More »

  • An Innocent Abroad

    I remember the first time my wife and I visited Europe and the Middle East. The trip resembled Sen. Obama’s current version of speed travel, but without the entourage, security and network coverage. Armed with Arthur Frommer’s “Europe on $5 | Read More »

  • School for Scoundrels

    Despite a report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom that the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Va., has continued to use textbooks that teach hatred of everyone not of their specific brand of faith, the U.S. State Department | Read More »

  • Surrender!

    So this is how it ends: not with a bang, but a whimper. The most senior judge in England has declared that Islamic legal principles in Sharia law may be used within Muslim communities in Britain to settle marital arguments | Read More »


    It is a privilege to spend 90 minutes with the president of the United States. It is frustrating, though, when 90 percent of those minutes are declared off the record. President Bush likes it that way, because he gets to | Read More »

  • Unity is Not Union

    In keeping with his “messiah” image, Barack Obama might have been more at home in Bethlehem, Pa., than in Unity, N.H., when he and his “former” nemesis, Hillary Clinton, opened their new act on the road to mixed reviews. We | Read More »

  • If You Build It, They Won’t Come

    On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to take up the appeal lodged by environmental groups that focused on a two-mile stretch of border fence in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area near Naco, Ariz. The fence, which has been | Read More »

  • The Next Attack: Coming Soon

    When the terrorists attack again — as Homeland Security has repeatedly warned us they will — how many survivors will be consoled because the Supreme Court and the State Department looked out for the “rights” of terrorists before the rights | Read More »

  • Obama is No Joshua

    Barack Obama’s presidential campaign plans to strike at the heart of the Republican base by attempting to woo Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics to his side. The Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody first broke the story on his blog “The | Read More »

  • Lessons from the Poor

    Listening to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton repeat stories they claim to have been told by the poor and the unemployed, who are unable to pay for food and medicine and feel miserable about it, is enough to make one | Read More »

  • Pfleger, Politics and Pizza

    A self-identified African-American caller to a Washington, D.C., radio station characterized the recent anti-Hillary Clinton outburst by the white liberal Chicago priest, Michael Pfleger, as a “minstrel show.” Pfleger, who was preaching “another gospel,” which the authentic gospel warns against, | Read More »