Flamboyant rhetoric is not enough

by Thomas Sowell -- Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties' presidential nominations next more…

'Training' for cops? How 'bout for the hoodlums?

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. President Obama's "agreement" with Iran looks more…

A debatable 'debate'

by Thomas Sowell -- The so-called "debates," among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times. No more…

The Trump card

by Thomas Sowell -- With Hillary Clinton's multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have more…

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…