Columns by Cal Thomas

Bibi To Tell The Truth

Bibi at the barricade

By Cal Thomas

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Where Rights Come From

Chris Cuomo: ‘Our rights do not come from God’

By Cal Thomas

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“…the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961)

Fiddling While America Burns

President Obama, America’s Nero

By Cal Thomas

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President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig.

Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet interviews while the world burns. Is he trying to distract himself, or us? To use a sports analogy, is he trying to “run out the clock” and leave office before terrorist fires consume us?

Obama at The National Prayer Breakfast

63rd Annual National Prayer Breakfast … let us prey

By Cal Thomas

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There was a time when the 63-year-old National Prayer Breakfast was a rather mundane affair. It rarely made news. Speakers — evangelist Billy Graham spoke at most of the early ones — talked about Jesus and salvation. Presidents, beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower, would follow with unremarkable comments mostly ignored or relegated to the religion page by the secular press.

Faith and Politics

The faith factor (2016 edition)

By Cal Thomas

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We are one year away from the Iowa caucuses and already several Republican presidential candidates are trying to secure an advantage by talking about their faith.

A Better Strategy For Reducing Abortions

GOP abortion bill: right ends, wrong means

By Cal Thomas

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Churchill: A Man For All Times

Winston Churchill: A man for all times

By Cal Thomas

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LONDON — It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both.

Seems To Me I've Heard (Obama's) Song Before

Obama sings the same old song

By Cal Thomas

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Here’s a suggestion for Joni Ernst, the new Republican senator from Iowa, who will deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Get a chorus together and open with this old Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne number: “It seems to me I’ve heard that song before; it’s from an old familiar score, I know it well, that melody.”

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