The media and the mob

by Thomas Sowell -- Those of us who admit that we were not there and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem more…

Too bad we can't trade Obama for Netanyahu

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don't know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt more…

Attacking achievement in NYC

by Thomas Sowell -- New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade more…

Is thinking now obsolete?

by Thomas Sowell -- Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that more…

Cease the cease-fires!

by Thomas Sowell -- Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East – Arab and Israeli alike – were more…

Playing 'race card' borders on madness

by Thomas Sowell -- In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter more…

Republicans' irresponsible self-indulgence

by Thomas Sowell -- Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public's attention from the Democrats' problems. Who says Republicans more…

Nonsense-annihilating new book

by Thomas Sowell -- Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. "Please do not do any more good in my more…

Got hope on America's birthday?

by Thomas Sowell -- Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America's upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is more…

A lame duck country?

by Thomas Sowell -- Pundits are pointing to President Barack Obama's recent decline in public opinion polls and saying that he may now become another "lame duck" president, unable to accomplish much more…