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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

In this May 22, 2020, file photo the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. With COVID-19 cases hitting alarming new highs and a grim rising death toll, the pandemic's devastating cycle is happening all over again, leaving Congress little choice but to engineer another costly rescue. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Congress must stop spending and reduce the debt now

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports the American government will soon reach a debt level equaling its entire gross domestic product. It will be the largest since 1945, the year World War II ended. Published September 7, 2020

The lesson behind Jerry Falwell Jr.'s fall

The ouster of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. over allegations of sexual misconduct and other behavior is another in a long list of object lessons each generation of Christians seems to have to learn anew. Published September 2, 2020

Protesters react along Chicago Avenue as fires rage along a strip of businesses, early Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Law(lessness) and (dis)order threaten America's freedoms

What would you think if local politicians decided to cut the size of their fire department while buildings in their city were ablaze? What about a general who orders his soldiers to stop fighting and surrender to the enemy? Published August 12, 2020

Former President Barack Obama, addresses the service during the funeral for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Obama turned Lewis funeral into an anti-Trump event

Tradition was discarded during John Lewis' funeral last week in Atlanta. There were allegations of voter suppression by Republicans and a comparison of President Trump by former President Obama to George Wallace. Published August 3, 2020

Demonstrators hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Monday, July 27, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The goals of Black Lives Matter and its radical ideology

How many mainstream reporters have bothered to delve into the background and founding principles of the rapidly spreading organization Black Lives Matter to which even White CEOs are contributing gobs of money? Published July 29, 2020

Illustration on the rebellions in the west by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rioting anarchists are seditionists, not protesters

The violence perpetrated in the streets of cities across America continues because state and local elected officials (all Democrats) refuse to do what is necessary to stop it. Published July 27, 2020

Illustration on threats to gun rights by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

They're coming for our guns (really)

By brandishing their weapons, the McCloskeys possibly deterred the marchers outside their home from engaging in actions far worse than their alleged trespassing. If they are convicted, they should be immediately pardoned by the governor. Published July 22, 2020

Roger Stone (Associated Press) **FILE**

Roger Stone finds Jesus

Roger Stone says he is now plugged into that higher power. Scripture calls Him the "cornerstone." Published July 13, 2020