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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

Importance of School Choice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

U.S. must expand school choice

When I was in public school, a TV ad asked: "It's 10 o'clock Do you know where your children are?" Published August 25, 2021

Illustration on Biden and responsibility for Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden’s shameful Afghanistan surrender

President Biden interrupted his Camp David retreat to return to the White House for a speech in which he blamed the Trump administration for its failed policies relating to Afghanistan. Published August 18, 2021

Illustration on Cuba under communism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Cuba Libre! and the left

People on the far left have become so predictable that their statements are no longer "breaking news." Published July 21, 2021

FILE - In this May 11, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Fauci said Sunday, July 11 it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely that Americans will need a third booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, but it was too soon for the government to recommend that now. Fauci, who is President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration did the right thing last week by pushing back against drugmaker Pfizers assertion about a booster within 12 months. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP, File)

How COVID-19 misinformation was spread by the ‘experts’

Two U.S. presidents, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr. Rochelle Walensky have all made statements which, they claimed were accurate and based on science, but turned out to be inaccurate. Published July 19, 2021

Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from Harvey, Louisiana is covered with confetti as she celebrates winning the finals of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Disney World Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Zaila Avant-garde and the Bee

By any standard, Zaila Avant-garde is a remarkable 14-year-old girl with a positive and compelling outlook on life. Published July 14, 2021