Feb 9, 2022: Cal Thomas: Lewiston Sun Journal: The real cause behind the rise in crime
Apr 30, 2015: Cal Thomas: Right Wings News: Until the court do us part?
Mar 22, 2015: Baxter Bulletin: Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas: Hillary's e-mail fail
Cal Thomas is a conservative columnist. Bob Beckel is a liberal Democratic strategist. But as longtime friends, they can often find common ground on issues that lawmakers in Washington cannot.
Sept 23, 2014: Wichita Eagle: Letters on health compact, Cal Thomas, Senate ballot
It’s a shame that The Eagle prints Cal Thomas’ opinions every Wednesday. Thomas has something cogent to say once or twice a year. The balance of his opinions are either self-righteous or strongly partisan, and tend to be circular.
Sept 19, 2014: Liberty University: Nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas gifts archives to library
Syndicated columnist, author, and political commentator Cal Thomas visited Liberty University on Thursday to donate his personal collection of columns to the university archive at the Jerry Falwell Library.
Sept 17, 2014: Cal Thomas: Winston-Salem Journal: Cal Thomas: Hillary's "steak" not well done
Feb 4, 2013: Cal Thomas: Christian Headlines: On Chuck Hagel's Defense Secretary Confirmation
Sept 29, 2009: Constantine Report: Cal Thomas, a Purveyor of Hate in Religious Disguise
Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, writing in the Washington Times, today offers an ugly, despicable attack on all Muslim Americans, whom he accuses of “the undermining of this nation from within … through deception, putting on a peaceful face while subtly plotting ways to bring America down.”
December 2, 1942: John Calvin Thomas was born in Washington DC.
Thomas attended the American University for his undergraduate education. During the 1960s and early 1970s he worked as a reporter at NBC News. His program on CNBC was nominated for a CableACE Award in 1995. His column, which began in 1984, is syndicated by Tribune Media Services. Thomas joined Fox News as a political contributor in 1997. He was a panelist on Fox News Watch, a Fox News Channel program criticizing the media, and until September 2005 hosted After Hours with Cal Thomas on the same network. He also gives a daily radio commentary, which is heard on more than 300 stations. Thomas has written extensively about political issues and he supports, among other things, many American positions related to Israel.
He has written 10 books, including Blinded By Might, that discussed, among other things, the role of the Moral Majority in American politics of the 1980s. Thomas was vice president of the Moral Majority from 1980 to 1985. Thomas is an evangelical Christian.
October 16, 2009: After President Obama addressed the Human Rights Campaign, Thomas wrote: "We will get more of what we tolerate. Sexual behavior is an important cultural and moral issue. Mr. Obama won the election with just 52 percent of the popular vote and a margin of 7 percent over Sen. John McCain. This should not be seen as a mandate for him and his administration to make over America in a secular and liberal image. Neither should it be seen as an invitation to give blanket approval to homosexuality, considered by some to be against the best interests of the people who practice it as well as the nations that accept it."
Feb 9, 2022: Thomas Op/Ed: "Few wish to stand for what is right in contemporary society because they fear condemnation from people and “groups” that will tag them with negative labels. If we don’t like the direction in which we are headed, it is time to yell “stop,” then turn around and take a different road. The one we are now on will lead to our destruction. The late Bishop Fulton J. Sheen correctly forecast in the mid-20th century what was to come when he said: “The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.” Crime is first a moral issue. Failure to address it on that level ensures it will only get worse."
In the early 1920s, Rowell’s Directory calculated that there were more than 20,000 newspapers published in the United States, including dailies, weeklies, monthlies and quarterlies. As of 2018, there were 1,279 daily newspapers in the United States. One-third of large U.S. newspapers experienced layoffs in 2020, more than in 2019. More than 8 in 10 Americans now get their “news” from digital devices, including social media. If we get the leadership we deserve, the decline in good journalism might have something to do with it.
- Jan 2, 2023 Op/Ed By Cal Thomas