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Cal Thomas

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

Articles by Cal Thomas

Illustration on Britain's struggle to secure it's southern border by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Another invasion by Britain

When music fans think of "the British invasion," they are referring to '60s bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Britain today, however, faces a different type of invasion. Published August 3, 2015

The stage is seen before a presidential debate at the University of Denver Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Denver. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will hold their first debate Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Debates vs. debates

Expectations for the Republican presidential debates are low. Published July 29, 2015

Earth to Kepler-452b

NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. Published July 27, 2015

Illustration on Obama is no Reagan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Memo to Obama: You're no Reagan

At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success in gaining a deal with Iran not to build a nuclear weapon for 10 years to Reagan's arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. Published July 20, 2015

Sanchez Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No sanctuary from the law

According to The Wall Street Journal, the last serious attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been made in 1982 by a retired Justice Department official named Ronald Gainer. He failed, but the estimate then was "50 titles and 23,000 pages of federal law." Many more laws have been added since then. Published July 13, 2015

Illustration on core beliefs regarding marriage by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why evangelicals must return to the core

In the matter of the "culture wars," evangelical Christians are asking, "What do we do now?" The question is being raised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision striking down state laws reserving marriage for heterosexual couples. Published July 6, 2015

Illustration on the pope's advocacy for belief in man-made global warming by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The pope, the globe and the facts

The media and the secular left have a love-hate relationship with the Roman Catholic Church and its popes. When the pope takes positions with which they agree, they applaud him, but when he takes positions with which they disagree, they either ignore or criticize him. Published June 24, 2015

Illustration on China's cyber raids on the U.S. by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

China's big hack attack

Upon hearing of the massive data breach of employee information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) -- allegedly by hackers working for the Chinese government -- Kay Coles James, the former director of OPM under George W. Bush, told me she was "aghast," adding, "I can't think about the national security implications of a foreign government knowing every single federal employee, where they work, where they live, all of their significant data. Think about what that information can do in the hands of people who want to do us harm." Published June 15, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld announced that he'll debut the Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" on July 19. (Associated Press)

No more green and white

Political correctness is destroying our nation's very foundations. Published June 10, 2015

Illustration on "female Viagra" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Splurging on the urge

An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of a drug created to raise a woman's libido. It's called flibanserin, but it is popularly known as "female Viagra." Published June 8, 2015

FILE - In this May 13, 2011, file photo, historian and author David McCullough poses with art by George Catlin, one of the artists featured in his new book, "The Greater Journey," at the Catlin galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. McCullough's latest work of history, "The Wright Brothers," will be released on May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The Wright stuff

Learning about the fruits of determination, vision and persistence. Published June 3, 2015

Martin O'Malley's Maryland Flag Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

O'Malley left Maryland with a clear track record -- and a mess

Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Published June 1, 2015