6 Officers Cited for Heroism at Nashville Blast Site Before Explosion

Six Nashville police officers were hailed as heroes after they rushed to evacuate residents prior to the Christmas Day explosion that rocked a downtown area, a law enforcement official said. “These officers didn’t care about themselves,” Metro Police Chief John Drake said, according to Fox 17. “They didn’t think about that. They cared about the citizens […]

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Fitness Classes Are All but Banned in DC Over Baseless COVID-19 Fears

For many Americans, fitness studios are an important part of an active and healthy lifestyle, one that helps them remain resilient against infections, including COVID-19, and have been linked to few, if any, outbreaks. Closing them down seems to have real downsides and little discernible benefit in terms of COVID-19 numbers. What’s the best way […]

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Congress Is Right Not to Pass Bailouts for States and Cities

It looks as though Congress won’t be including additional direct aid to state and local governments in the end-of-year COVID-19 relief package. Congress is right to deny an additional bailout. What’s the best way for America to reopen and return to business? The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission, a project of The Heritage Foundation, assembled America’s […]

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Time to Heed the Science and Reopen Schools

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted childhood education. In many countries, kids have physically returned to school. In others, schools were never closed. Yet in the United States, many public schools have been closed since March, yielding disastrous results for millions of kids. While scientific data say it’s safe to bring them […]

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The Sovietization of California

I am writing this column upon returning home to California after five days in Florida. For the first time since my first trip to Los Angeles in 1974 and moving there two years later, I dreaded going to California. That first trip, as a 25-year-old New Yorker, I experienced the palpable excitement looking at the […]

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From Kitchen Table to Recording Studio: A Daddy-Daughter Success Story

Father and daughter Mat and Savanna Shaw began singing duets together from their kitchen table at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. After they posted their first song on social media, the pair were shocked by the response they received. Ten months later, they have recorded two albums and gained international attention, making two appearances […]

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The Perversion of Science

America’s scientists are essentially miracle workers. Within mere months, they have developed highly effective vaccines for COVID-19. By year’s end, millions of Americans will have received their first doses. We should begin to see death rates from COVID drop precipitously in the coming weeks as more and more Americans gain immunity from the virus. Yet […]

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The Power of Christmas

Editor’s note: This is a “classic” Cal Thomas that was originally distributed in 1991 upon the death of newsman Harry Reasoner. Of all the great and small events of 1991, the death of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” co-host Harry Reasoner probably rates near the bottom in the amount of attention afforded it by the public. Yet when […]

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