Political Commentator, Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Author of What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America
Why Cal Thomas?
Cal Tomas is a panelist on "FOX News Watch", host of a daily radio program & a conservative columnist for "USA Today".
He shares his views of the political landscape -- including his belief that the current approach to solving America's problems has been ineffective -- & offers his own solutions.
Author of "What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America", Thomas calls for respectful bipartisan debate.
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About Cal Thomas
Cal Thomas is one of America's most widely-read syndicated op-ed columnists, and one of the most highly respected 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 twice-weekly forum page with Bob Beckel titled "Common Ground" for USA Today.
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.
His recently released book What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America, offers what Thomas describes as solutions, not theories and political progress, not political posturing.
Thomas focuses on what promotes the general welfare, regardless of which party or ideology gets the credit, and provides an answer to the question of why we constantly fight the same battles over and over.
In What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America, Thomas urges readers to pay attention so that politicians can no longer pick their pockets---literally or intellectually -- and challenges political leaders to forget about the next election and start focusing on the needs of the people.
What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America In What Works, Cal Thomas focuses on what promotes the general welfare, regardless of which party gets the credit. He provides answers to questions like: Why must we constantly fight the same battles over and over? Why don't we consult the past and use common sense in order to see that what others discovered long ago still works today? And why does Washington often look like the film Groundhog Day, with our elected officials repeating identical talking points from previous days, months, and years? Without letting politics or ignorance, get in the way, Thomas challenges audiences to pay attention so that politicians can no longer pick their pockets--literally or intellectually.
The Bottom Line Isn't Necessarily the Bottom Line In the past 40 years we have tried everything in an effort to solve our major problems, including bigger government and the higher taxes and increased spending that support it, to proposals for smaller government, lower taxes and less spending. Now, our children are exacting revenge. What happened to self-evident truth to which our founders appealed? What profit is it if we gain wealth and 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?
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. 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.