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Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas is the executive speechwriter for the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

My brother has enough kids to field a baseball team. One just earned her graduate degree from Notre Dame after getting her undergraduate from Boston College. Another is graduating from Georgetown, which took one look at her grades and test…

My career was in newspapers. And so I saw our industry grow complacent on astronomical profit margins, making us easy prey for the digital innovators that took our advertisers and readers, and along with them our revenues. The free market…

Tom Sowell makes an important point today (“Inarticulate Republicans“) that Republicans don’t know how to make their points. Even the guys and gals in the party who understand the principles they stand for don’t know how to articulate them. Don’t…

by Mike Thomas | Sep 24, 2013

“THE DAYS OF our years are threescore years and ten,” or so said the Psalmist. If he’s right, then for almost a year, I’ve been, as George Will once put it, playing with the house’s money. So far 70 hasn’t…

To the delight of his many American friends, Christopher Foyle returned to “Masterpiece Mystery” last Sunday. There will be further new episodes of Foyle’s War, which should probably now be called “Foyle’s Cold War,” over the next two Sundays. This…

Those looking for good news by reading the morning paper or cruising the Internet must be focused and not easily discouraged. It’s no job for the feckless among us. But news last week that Vin Scully plans to return in…

Hardly for the first time, our confused and overmatched president has managed to be both indecisive and incoherent at the same time. Yet again Obama’s favorite phrase: “Let me be clear,” has been followed by the gauziest clutch of opaque…

In a long-overdue tribute to America’s fighting pooches in uniform, a memorial sculpture was dedicated to brave K9 troops this summer at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The sculpture is a likeness of a Belgian…

We lost Pluto as a planet some years back. I can’t remember the nit astronomers picked with the large frozen rock named after Mickey’s dog when they voted it off the planetary island. But we still have nine planets if…

Is this a great country or what? We may not have enough to keep the White House open for tours, and we’re busy miniaturizing our armed forces. But we still generate enough surplus wealth to pay grownups to wait around…

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