Cal Thomas Column: They’re Coming to America

January 22nd, 2021 6:34 PM

In 1980, singer Neil Diamond recorded a song that celebrated American immigration, first in the early 1900s and then more recently. The song included this chorus: "On the boats and on the planes / They're coming to America / Never looking back again / They're coming to America." The song makes no distinction between the legal and orderly immigration of the early 20th century and the…

For Trump: What Might Have Been

January 19th, 2021 4:30 PM

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” — John Greenleaf Whittier. There are many things beyond human control, among them, when and where you were born and who your parents are. As President Trump leaves office, he will have time, but perhaps not much time given that his enemies seek to destroy his businesses and his chance for running again for any…

Free Speech Is Being Tested Again

January 12th, 2021 4:27 PM

Twitter and Facebook have permanently banned President Trump from their social platforms. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell have also been permanently banned as Twitter announced a purge of “accounts dedicated to sharing content related to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory.”

Cal Thomas Column: The Conservative’s Bad Bargain

January 8th, 2021 12:08 AM

The mob violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deplorable and disgusting. It is the antithesis of a free society that wishes to remain free. Any supporter of President Trump and his policies must denounce this horror with even more vehemence than they denounced the riots of last summer, but the two are not equivalent. 

Hunting for Hunter Biden

December 17th, 2020 3:14 PM

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. Much of mainstream media either ignored it or put it down as right-wing extremism. Until now. We've recently learned that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden's tax affairs, and has been…

Trump Is Still Winning on the Economy

December 8th, 2020 10:14 PM

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. Raising taxes and imposing regulations, as Joe Biden has pledged to do, has historically had the opposite effect, but there are people who continue to deny the history, believe lies, and appear ignorant of sound economic…

Worship the State, or Else

December 1st, 2020 7:03 PM

In totalitarian societies, governments suppress the church and religious worship. That's because dictators believe citizens should worship them as the highest authority and not a Higher Authority, which they view as a threat to their power and position. In the United States, the threat to religious liberty has been under siege for some time. Last week's Thanksgiving gift to believers from the…

Cal Thomas Column: Bipolar America

November 11th, 2020 9:45 PM

If Joe Biden survives recounts and several lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign into what Trump says has been widespread vote-counting fraud (we await proof), do not expect him to be hounded over his and Hunter Biden's business ties to China and Ukraine as President Trump has been over “Russian collusion” charges and numerous other attempts by Democrats, the left and the media to undermine his…

Oil and America’s Energy Future

October 27th, 2020 3:38 PM

During last Thursday's debate, Joe Biden said his goal as president would be to "transition away from the oil industry." He has also said the future is in cars powered by electricity. Biden would build 500,000 charging stations across the country. It wasn't the first time he attacked the oil and job-producing industry in his worship of the cult of "climate change." According to Energy…

Cal Thomas Column: Can Joe Biden Be Trusted?

October 20th, 2020 11:35 PM

Can Joe Biden be trusted? It was President Richard Nixon who said in the midst of the enveloping Watergate scandal: “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got.” That standard should be applied to Joe Biden before the election. He should be pressed to explain his son Hunter's financial dealings in Ukraine and Beijing…

Progressive Trick Is No Treat

October 13th, 2020 11:08 PM

Halloween, like so much else, will be different this year from previous years, but it also offers an analogy that can be applied to the current presidential campaign. The purpose of Halloween masks is to hide the identity of the person wearing them. They are also supposed to be scary. Inversely, as I see it, the purpose of the "masks" being worn by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is to soothe…

Alaska’s Governor on the Virus and the Election

September 25th, 2020 8:08 PM

ANCHORAGE — From the moment Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican, was made aware of the threat of COVID-19, he acted faster than most other states and the federal government. In an interview, I asked him why he moved so quickly when others did not? “We got a call from the (U.S.) State Department in January asking for assistance with a charter (plane) that was coming out of Wuhan with State…

The Lesson Behind Falwell’s Fall

September 3rd, 2020 7:36 PM

The ouster of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. over allegations of sexual misconduct and other behavior that falls short of the university's code of conduct -- not to mention Scripture -- is another in a long list of lessons each generation of Christians seems to have to learn anew.

Law(lessness) and (Dis)order in Seattle and Elsewhere

August 13th, 2020 9:39 PM

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? Something similar has occurred in the once tranquil city of Seattle, Washington, where in the midst of riots and over the objections of the mayor and police chief, the city…