Latest from Cal Thomas
June 17, 2015, 5:16 PM EDT

In her reintroduction speech on Roosevelt Island in New York last Saturday, Hillary Clinton hit all the boilerplate liberal Democrat notes: The New Deal, big government, soak the rich, evil Wall Street... you know the song because the music is from a familiar score.

June 2, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT

"If O'Malley doesn't win the [Democratic] nomination, he will at least have raised his profile for another run in four or eight years. By then, maybe he can find a better platform to run on than the one he has now."

May 27, 2015, 1:03 PM EDT

"Black lives matter!" was the chant heard at recent demonstrations in cities and towns from Ferguson, Missouri, to Baltimore, Maryland. Yes, they do matter, but apparently not so much to some other blacks. Only when a white police officer shoots or engages in other behavior that results in the death of a black man do black lives seem to matter.

May 19, 2015, 4:27 PM EDT

"[T]oday, it appears that if you are blonde, have great legs, or worked in the White House and can read a teleprompter, bammo, you are a journalist."

May 12, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- "Shocked," "surprised," "stunned" were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political "experts" and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night.

April 23, 2015, 9:44 PM EDT

While the U.S. military in recent years has had a difficult time winning wars, it has had an easier time surrendering to political correctness and social experimentation.

April 17, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT

There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy, in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic.

April 16, 2015, 12:33 AM EDT

In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck "is still stacked in favor of those at the top."

She should know because she has gobbled up a lot of cash for speaking fees and the Clinton Foundation

April 9, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

When people speak of "the first woman president" they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon. But there's another woman, a Republican, who will shortly vie for the top job. She isCarly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. The polls don't register much support for Fiorina, but if people listen to what she has to say, particularly aboutHillary Clinton, that could change.

April 8, 2015, 5:47 PM EDT

Too bad the "framework" of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn't come four days earlier on April Fools' Day. It would have been more appropriate.

April 2, 2015, 9:41 PM EDT

Facts don't matter when the media and gay activists believe they can find an issue that stirs controversy and advances their cause.

March 17, 2015, 11:40 PM EDT

Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That's why what happened last week on "The Kelly File,"Megyn Kelly's Fox News program, was so remarkable.

Following the expulsion of Parker Rice and Levi Pettit, two Sigma Alpha Epsilon members at the University of Oklahoma, upon the video release of a racist sing-a-long they led, Isaac Hill, the president of the university's Black Student Association, told Kelly the students should be forgiven. 

March 13, 2015, 5:52 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton finally met with reporters at the UN Tuesday to explain why she used a personal email account for the vast majority of her communications as secretary of state.

The problem for any public figure attempting to testify to their innocence is that one's believability is directly tied to the public's perception of one's character. Like a bad case of the winter flu, character is something you either have or you don't. You can't be partially infected; neither can you be partially trustworthy.

March 6, 2015, 5:49 PM EST

Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. Swift, who was named the world's sixth most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, has commendably performed numerous acts of charity since moving into her $20 million Tribeca residence last year, including visits with sick children at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The age and cultural divide notwithstanding (she's 25, I'm not, and Elvis was my adolescent icon), I like Taylor Swift, but her money would have been better invested with much higher returns somewhere other than the dreadful New York City public schools, whose problems are not the result of insufficient funding.

February 13, 2015, 5:56 PM EST

Gov. Bobby Jindal's name is not first on most people's list of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but maybe we should at least start paying attention to him. If one's political enemies are any indication of potential strength, Jindal of Louisiana may be a more formidable force than some people realize.

During a visit to Washington Monday, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank couldn't wait to attack Jindal and his record. Why bother with someone he and others consider a lightweight from a small Southern state, unless there is more there than the elites think?

January 29, 2015, 9:00 PM EST

The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while "forecasting" the latest snowstorm non-disaster. Politicians, fearing what might happen to their approval numbers if a blizzard hit, went on TV to announce they were taking proactive measures. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shut down tunnels, bridges, even the subway to prepare for the worst. Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie announced road closings in New York and New Jersey.

When wide-scale devastation failed to materialize, though New England was hardest hit, those same forecasters explained that snow is "unpredictable" and began backtracking faster than a four-wheel drive pickup on an icy road.

January 15, 2015, 9:12 PM EST

Social media is agog over George Clooney'stribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend's Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning in their tweets and Facebook postings.

Said Clooney, "Listen, it's humbling to find somebody to love, especially when you've been waiting your whole life, especially when your whole life is 53 years ... Amal, whatever alchemy brought us together, I couldn't be more proud to be your husband."

January 13, 2015, 2:43 PM EST

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, Paul Conrad, frequently used religious symbols to illustrate his point of view. Conrad drew the ire of some readers whenever he used the Star of David or a cross in his drawings. Letters to the editor denounced him, but to my knowledge no one showed up at the newspaper to kill him.

This is the difference between radical Islam and other faiths. Jews and Christians have been targets of persecution, but with rare exceptions in modern times those faiths do not encourage, or tolerate, murder in the name of God.

December 9, 2014, 9:12 PM EST

Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month's election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current Congress and the new one in which Republicans will hold majorities in both houses.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), soon to be chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, spoke with me about the election and his party's strategy going forward.

December 4, 2014, 9:06 PM EST

There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office.

Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime Minister David Cameron over the issue of migrants who come to the UK without jobs and immediately sign up for government benefits.