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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, 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

Joe Biden's Lie Detector Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Biden’s lying lips

How do you know when a politician is lying? Answer: when his lips are moving. It's an old joke, but it fits the Biden administration. Published January 17, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference after the weekly Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Chuck Schumer’s filibuster hypocrisy

Hypocrisy and lies from politicians are so rampant in Washington that hardly anyone pays them much attention anymore. Published January 5, 2022

In this June 25, 2013, file photo, Ghislaine Maxwell, founder of the TerraMar Project, attends a news conference on the Issue of Oceans in Sustainable Development Goals, at United Nations headquarters.  On Friday, Dec. 3, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming members of the public can call a phone number and enter access code to listen to live audio of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial. (United Nations Photo/Rick Bajornas via AP)

Let’s out the men in Maxwell-Epstein case

The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell on five of six charges of recruiting and grooming teenage girls for sexual encounters with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein is not and should not be the end of the story. Published January 3, 2022

Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington in this file photo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

No peace or goodwill in Congress

Peace on Earth and goodwill to men this time of year seem increasingly absent in diverse places. Published December 27, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 response and vaccinations, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Some basic questions about Biden’s new COVID-19 plan

President Biden has attempted to tamp down the frustration many feel over his inability to crush the pandemic, as he promised he would do when campaigning for the office he now holds. Published December 22, 2021

FILE - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference along the Rio Grande, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Political observers are watching whether Abbott will posthumously pardon George Floyd for a 2004 arrest before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Gov. Greg Abbott building the border wall back better

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas believes the Biden administration, either to spite former President Donald Trump or because it is not interested in securing the border, refuses to use materials already paid for by taxpayers to resume construction of the wall. Published December 20, 2021

Illustration on a weak President Biden by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Putin knows Biden is weak

President Joe Biden's virtual meeting Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin might be thought of as a final check-up before Russian troops invade Ukraine. Published December 8, 2021

Illustration on the actual first Thankgiving in America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Thanks for giving

For some, this Thanksgiving - like last year -- is a more difficult occasion than previous ones. Published November 24, 2021

Brooklyn Borough President and a Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams greets NYPD officers as participants gather for a march through the financial district during a parade honoring essential workers for their efforts in getting New York City through the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in New York. The parade kicked off at Battery Park and travel up Broadway in lower Manhattan, the iconic stretch known as the Canyon of Heroes, which has hosted parades honoring world leaders, celebrities and winning sports teams. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Threats of more lawlessness in New York

Eric Adams, the incoming mayor of New York City, met last week with Hawk Newsome, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM) of Greater New York, and about a dozen other members of the organization. Published November 15, 2021