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The media are the problem

Cal Thomas, President Trump and I have something in common. We were both invited to last Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner and we declined. The president wasn’t interested in hearing himself mocked by an industry that holds him to a different standard than his predecessor and I wasn’t interested in hearing the predictable jokes denigrating

A New Direction on Education

Cal Thomas, American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. According to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, both cited in The New York Times in 2012, “Fourth- and eighth-grade students in the

Why I am still feeling good about President Trump (so far)

Cal Thomas, “It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new life For me And I’m feeling good.” — “Feeling Good” President Trump’s critics are finding it difficult to stay focused following a flurry of actions taken by the new American CEO. In just the first two working days of the new administration,

Cal Thomas: Trump’s ‘Contract’

Last Saturday, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Gettysburg, Pa., that he should have given much earlier in the campaign, minus the usual threats against women who have accused him of sexual assault. The speech, which was probably written for him because “deep” and “thinker” are likely not the first two words that spring to

Democratic dirty tricks in the 2016 presidential campaign

Cal Thomas,  Students of the Watergate era (or those old enough to have lived through it) will recall the “dirty tricks” played by Richard Nixon’s henchmen, most notably Donald Segretti. Segretti, who was hired by Nixon’s deputy assistant, Dwight Chapin, was tasked with smearing Democrats, including senator and 1972 presidential candidate, Edmund Muskie of Maine.

Corruption and Collusion: The Clintons are Criminals

Cal Thomas, Modern journalists have little in common with those I was privileged to know when I was a copyboy at NBC News in Washington in the ’60s. Today’s “journalists” will disagree, but as numerous surveys have shown, the public trust in what is collectively called the media has sunk to an all-time low. Only

Election: If we must have bickering, how about bickering over something important?

Cal Thomas,  Not since George and Martha in the play “Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” or for older readers Don Ameche and Frances Langford in the radio comedy “The Bickersons,” have we seen the kind of verbal pugilism practiced in Sunday night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. If the business of Trump’s