Author: Cal Thomas

Celebrating the Life of Stephen Sondheim

The death of composer Stephen Sondheim at 91 is more than the end of an era. It is the end of a chain of great Broadway musicals dating back to the 1920s when Jerome Kern’s “Showboat” first dazzled theater audiences.

I met him only once. It was at Bar…

Swindled Again By Big Government Waste

Remember those “shovel-ready jobs” promised by the Obama-Biden administration in 2011? When many failed to appear after passage of this spending boondoggle, President Obama joked, “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.”

That law, noted …

Threats of More Lawlessness in New York

“Lawlessness is lawlessness. Anarchy is anarchy is anarchy. Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy.” – Thurgood Marshall

Eric Adams, the incoming mayor of New York City, met last week with Hawk Newsome, a…

Winsome Sears Is Here to Say It’s Not 1963

The significance of Virginia Lt. Governor-elect Winsome Sears’ victory cannot be overstated. But her victory is significant not only because she is a Black woman and the “first” of her race and gender to hold the office of lieutenant governor in Virgin…

Trick Spending Bills Are Voodoo Economics

The annual “trick-or-treat” ritual is over. Not so the “tricks” perpetuated by congressional Democrats about their tax-and-spend ritual, and their phony numbers.

Consider the latest spending measure cobbled together by the House Democratic leadership,…

Ron Klain Reminds Us of Elites and Their Elitism

“They said you were high class, but that was just a lie.” – Elvis Presley, “Hound Dog”

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain brought criticism on himself last week when he retweeted a post from Harvard economist Jason Furman. Furman claimed that rising…