The facts about aggressive police tactics

by Thomas Sowell -- The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that more…

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…