America's nonexistent immigration policy

by Thomas Sowell -- People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both more…

The fact-free left

by Thomas Sowell -- The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the fact that these military people had more…

Worst political blunder of all time?

by Thomas Sowell -- Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country's exploration of the outside world the "worst political blunder in more…

Is the Civil War over?

by Thomas Sowell -- In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer's hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in more…

Empty cliches about slavery

by Thomas Sowell -- Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of "a legacy of slavery." But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely more…

Constitution-ignoring high-court disasters

by Thomas Sowell -- Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about Obamacare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That more…

Hillary Clinton: Secretary of setbacks

by Thomas Sowell -- There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This more…

The left's micro-totalitarianism

by Thomas Sowell -- The political left has come up with a new buzzword: "micro-aggression." Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as more…

Who lost Iraq?

by Thomas Sowell -- After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington more…

The deadly price of political expediency

by Thomas Sowell -- Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, more…