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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, he is the author of “America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires, Superpowers and the United States” (HarperCollins/Zondervan, January 2020). Readers may email Mr. Thomas at

Articles by Cal Thomas

President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, as he campaigns for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

How exactly is Biden a 'centrist'?

One of many things that will distinguish a President Joe Biden from his predecessor is that the incoming president is likely to speak less in public, mostly because of how he garbles his thoughts and words. Published January 4, 2021

In this Dec. 12, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

After Trump, what (and who) for the GOP?

President Trump has hinted he may run again in four years. If he wins, he and his supporters could enjoy sweet revenge. But should he be a candidate? Published December 16, 2020

In this file photo from 2009, then-Vice President-elect, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, stands with his son Hunter during a re-enactment of the Senate oath ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ** FILE **

The media coverup of Hunter Biden

It isn't that the alleged exploits, profits and questionable business deals involving Hunter Biden and his father, Joe Biden, were not known for most of this election year. Published December 14, 2020

Illustration on the value of capitalism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The wisdom of Walter Williams

The late Walter Williams was full of wisdom, which is one reason his economic and social philosophies were so widely ignored by elite economists and the major media who traffic only in information. Published December 9, 2020

President Donald Trump prepares to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, to Olympic gold medalist and former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump is still winning on the economy

Some people can't handle success. The latest jobs report shows that despite the pandemic President Trump's policies of lower taxes and reducing regulations continue to work. Published December 7, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden points to his medical boot as he arrives at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Is Biden physically and mentally up to the job of president?

Whenever President-elect Joe Biden makes a rare public appearance and is out of the immediate control of his team it increases my suspicions that he is not physically, and above all mentally, up to the job he is about to take over. Published December 2, 2020

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, left, listens to Sidney Powell, both lawyers for President Donald Trump, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The unraveling of Trump's voter fraud case

The Trump legal team's move over the weekend to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell as it seeks to overturn the Nov. 3 election results is a major blow to the president's attempt to win a second term. Published November 23, 2020

Illustration on evangelicals under a Biden administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Without Trump, where should evangelicals go now?

Evangelical Christians have unquestionably been a loyal and largely unmovable base of support for President Trump since he has been in office and in some cases before. Published November 11, 2020