Author: Cal Thomas

Inhumanity Was on Display in Memphis

No adjective is sufficient to describe the reaction one gets from watching five Memphis police officers beat 29-year-old Tyre Nichols to within an inch of his life. He later died of his injuries in a local hospital.

“Inhumane” and “senseless” are as c…

A Surprise Resignation in Wellington

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Like Halley’s Comet that only comes around every 75 years, the resignation of a top politician from office is a rare occurrence.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has quit and not for the usual reasons of scandal or the all-purpo…

Lisa Marie Presley and the Other Side of Fame

“I’m gonna live forever, baby, remember my name” – (from “Fame”)

The death at age 54 of Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, got me thinking again about the two-edged sword that is fame.

Poems, books, even movies have addressed fame, how some peopl…

China Poses a Threat to More Than Just Taiwan

SYDNEY – Last July, the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley, visited Jakarta where he said China’s military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years.

While the U.S. has seemed fixated on China’s g…

A Minority View from the Aloha State

HONOLULU – If one discounts Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, Hawaii is about as far – geographically and politically – from Washington, D.C., as one can get.

There are just six Republicans out of 51 in the State House of Representatives and two out of 25 in…

Barn Doors, Horses, and the Border

After months of ignoring the problem and demonstrably false claims by his Homeland Security secretary that the southern border is “secure,” President Biden is finally visiting the area this week as part of a trip to Mexico.

Last week, the administrati…

An Old Debt Carries Over to a New Year

Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.” – Herbert Hoover

“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.” – Benjamin Franklin

Eighteen Republican senators voted for the monstrosity known as the $1.7 trillion Omnibus sp…

Confronting the False God of Politics

When King David ruled over all of Israel, one of the many Psalms he wrote included this verse: “Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come …