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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 syndicated columnist since 1984, 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

Columns by Cal Thomas

Vice President Kamala Harris waves at the end of a discussion of different care policies ranging from at-home medical care to childcare, during a virtual town hall, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kamala Harris and the Hatch Act

Vice President Kamala Harris, who appears to be in the witness protection program when it comes to her assigned role of restoring our southern border, has resurfaced in a video she sent to 300 Black churches in Virginia. Published October 20, 2021

Migrants, most from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande towards Del Rio, Texas, from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Illegal immigration is destroying our country

Britain's Home Office says more than 12,500 migrants have broken the law to get into the U.K. so far this year. Compare this to the nearly 200,000 migrants who have crossed the southern border just in July of this year. Published October 13, 2021

Illustration on American education by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Defining America’s education dumb down

What is the greatest threat to educating children today? Is it COVID-19 or ignorance? I'm going for number two. There is growing evidence to back me up. Published October 11, 2021

Illustration on a wealth tax by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pandora Papers help fuel progressive Democrats’ tax schemes

The Pandora Papers, "an expose of the financial secrets and offshore dealings of dozens of heads of state, public officials and politicians," writes CNN, could not have come at a better time for congressional "progressives." Published October 6, 2021

United States Postal Service illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Stamp out the U.S. Postal Service

The USPS has announced it will slow service for first-class mail and periodicals while "temporarily" increasing prices on all "commercial and retail domestic" packages ... because of the holidays. Published October 4, 2021

Illustration on love for America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Is hate winning in America?

Increasingly in public schools and many universities, students are taught about America's past faults, as if this is the prism through which all of us must see a country we were once taught to love. Published September 15, 2021

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