Political Commentator and Nationally Syndicated Columnist
Why Cal Thomas?
You want a conservative columnist who, with liberal strategist Bob Beckel, will discuss Common Ground and why respectful cross-aisle debate is needed.
Your audience longs to hear from someone who understands our declining dollar, but who sees declining moral values as a far greater threat.
He reveals how actions of the 1960's have had profound impact on today's culture.
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About Cal Thomas
With a twice-weekly column, Cal Thomas is one of America's most widely syndicated op-ed columnists, and is one of the most highly regarded voices on the American political scene. A regular panelist on Fox News Watch, Thomas also hosts a daily radio program syndicated to more than 300 stations nationwide and co-writes a forum page with Bob Beckel titled "Common Ground" for USA Today.
Cal Thomas offers his view of the American landscape and addresses the historical conditions and decisions that have shaped it. As a political speaker, he addresses the failed attempts -- political, commercial, and social -- to solve the major problems of recent generations and offers his own views on the right remedies we should be using.
Common Ground In this joint presentation, Cal Thomas, a conservative Republican columnist, and Bob Beckel, a liberal Democratic strategist, take on the contentious issues that divide this nation along partisan lines seeking a common ground that can advance the stalemate for the benefit of us all. More a conversation between friends than debate between enemies, the program brings together conservative and liberal views while trying to hash out a shared position rather than emphasize the cross-aisle conflict.
The Bottom Line Isn't Necessarily the Bottom Line In the past 40 years we have tried everything as a people in a sincere effort to solve some major problems. These have included bigger government and the higher taxes and increased spending that support it, to more recent proposals for smaller government, lower taxes and less spending. Now, our children are exacting revenge. According to TIME magazine, elementary school children are now engaging in sex with no remorse and no sense that what they are doing is wrong or even bad for them. What happened to self-evident truth to which our founders appealed? What profit is it if we gain great material wealth and corporate success, but lose our souls? Is it too late to recover a moral sense, or does the new century and second millennium offer a unique opportunity to begin again?
The Things That Matter Most The 60's were more than rock and roll, campus sit-ins and assassinations. The children of that generation dropped a nuclear bomb on our culture, the fallout from which continues to infect our national psyche and our personal lives. From big government, to education, to the media the 60's continue to be re-played to a new generation by the generation that tried to "seize the time" while seeing real life slip through their fingers. The most self-indulgent generation in history grew up, but it never matured.