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Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas is one of the most widely syndicated political columnists in America. Based in Washington, he is a wide-ranging social commentator, not a "beltway insider," who supports traditional conservative values and the American "can-do spirit." He'll take on virtually any topic, from the decline of the family to growing terrorism worldwide.

A columnist for 30 years, his latest book is "What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America." Readers may email Mr. Thomas at tcaeditors@tribune.com.

Articles by Cal Thomas

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

For secretary of state: John Bolton

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who think Mr. Romney's severe criticism of Mr. Trump during the campaign disqualifies him. Published November 30, 2016

Illustration on the Castor era by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The left's love affair with Fidel Castro

In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of "the countless ways in which [Castro] altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation." Published November 28, 2016

KT McFarland Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Hamilton,' Trump and diversity

President-elect Donald Trump says Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who currently plays Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical "Hamilton," should apologize for his tacky lecturing of Vice-President-elect Mike Pence about diversity and the "fear" of people like himself, an African-American, about a Trump-Pence administration. Published November 23, 2016

Hands and Heart Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Black America Since MLK'

That race continues to be a major source of anxiety and division in America is an undeniable fact. While some politicians continue to use race to divide, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is trying again to bridge the gap in his latest Public Broadcasting Service documentary series "Black America Since MLK." Published November 21, 2016

Crybaby Diapered Democrats Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Deal with it

Three years ago when Republicans were battling President Obama over the debt ceiling and a government shutdown, the president said, "You don't like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election." Published November 16, 2016

Illustration on the Left's attempts to adulterate a Trump presidency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Advising the president-elect

It didn't take long. Journalists, editorial writers and columnists who hate Donald Trump and consistently opposed his election are now advising him what not to do. Published November 14, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ever Trump

As a former "Never Trump-er," I have been interested in others who have converted, however reluctantly, if not into Trump supporters, then pragmatic accepters of Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Call us ever-Trump-ers. Published November 7, 2016

Illustration on Trump's final campaign speech by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The final speech Trump should make

If Donald Trump wants to win this election and thwart the attempt by the corrupt Clintons to acquire the White House again, he must close the deal with persuadable voters in a nationally televised address. Published November 2, 2016

Illustration on the revealed corruption in the Hillary camp by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

October demise?

I love definitions because they help focus the mind. Published October 31, 2016

Donald Trump speaking at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Trump's 'contract'

Last Saturday, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Gettysburg, Pa., that he should have given much earlier in the campaign, minus the usual threats against women who have accused him of sexual assault. Published October 26, 2016

Election Season Dirty Tricks Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Dirty tricks: Then and now

Students of the Watergate era (or those old enough to have lived through it) will recall the "dirty tricks" played by Richard Nixon's henchmen, most notably Donald Segretti. Mr. Segretti, who was hired by Nixon's deputy assistant, Dwight Chapin, was tasked with smearing Democrats, including 1972 presidential candidate Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine. Published October 24, 2016

Millennials Clueless to Communism Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Bernie Sanders effect

Many millennials are OK with socialism, even communism, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Published October 19, 2016

Illustration on Hillary's coverup efforts by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Corruption and collusion

Modern journalists have little in common with those I was privileged to know when I was a copyboy at NBC News in Washington in the '60s. Published October 17, 2016

The Bickering Bickersons Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Bickersons revisited

Not since George and Martha in the play "Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" or for older readers Don Ameche and Frances Langford in the radio comedy "The Bickersons," have we seen the kind of verbal pugilism practiced in Sunday night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Published October 12, 2016

Illustration on the candidates's relative attitude to the U.S. Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

At stake: The Constitution

This election is about a lot of things, but it is fundamentally about the U.S. Constitution and whether federal judges will adhere to their oath to "faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me under the Constitution and laws of the United States," or dilute, attack and destroy our founding document. Published October 10, 2016

Hillary's Tax Plan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A taxing situation

What would you think of an individual or a company that earned a pre-tax profit of $29.9 million in one year, paid nothing in taxes and still received a $3.5 million refund? Published October 5, 2016

An official stands on stage during preparations for the vice-presidential debate between Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine in at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.(AP Photo/AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Faith and the VP debate

In every election cycle since Jimmy Carter introduced "born again" into the political lexicon, a politician's faith has been an object of curiosity and contention. Published October 3, 2016

The First Trump Clinton Debate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Advice for second debate

Donald Trump scored a gentleman's "C" in his first debate with Hillary Clinton. She was programmed, like one of those androids from the film "Westworld," spewing out well-rehearsed sound bites, smiling (sometimes condescendingly), and even tossing in a few wiggles. It was all designed to make her look warm and wonderful. Published September 28, 2016

Trump Shadow Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

It's time for Donald Trump

Now that all of my inside-the-Beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it's my turn. Published September 26, 2016