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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 [email protected].

Columns by Cal Thomas

How children become progressives

How are progressives made? By cooking them in a public school six hours a day, five days a week, where they are seemingly indoctrinated with an ideology that contradicts the values of their parents. Published May 16, 2022

Whipping inflation — then and now

In 1974, when the inflation rate was 11.04%, President Gerald Ford came up with a slogan: "Whip Inflation Now." Published May 11, 2022

The end of Roe v. Wade?

Chief Justice John G. Roberts has confirmed the accuracy of a leaked document that revealed an initial majority vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Published May 4, 2022

What would Walt Disney think?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill passed by the Republican-majority legislature that revokes a special tax exemption and other privileges for Walt Disney World in Orlando. Published April 25, 2022

Biden the ghost-gun buster

Inflation ballooned 8.5% in March compared to a year ago, the largest increase since December 1981 and the fifth straight monthly surge. Published April 13, 2022

Condemn or redeem Will Smith?

It appeared that many in the Hollywood world, after first giving Mr. Smith a standing ovation when he won best actor for his role in the film "King Richard," quickly turned on him and condemned his behavior. Published April 6, 2022

Biden dealing with the Iranian devil

When one sits down to make a deal with the devil, it is the devil who usually wins. That's because he is "crafty," as the book of Genesis describes him. Published March 23, 2022