The collapsing
Social Security
pyramid scheme

by Thomas Sowell -- During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One more…

Trump & Rubio: Rising above principle

by Thomas Sowell -- Sen. Ted Cruz's upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed "The Donald" of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals – that he is winning and his more…

November: Felon vs. pied piper?

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will this November's presidential election come down to a choice between a felon and a pied piper? People who call Barack Obama more…

Trump's gross defects

by Thomas Sowell -- Those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational can sometimes have a hard time trying to explain what is going on in politics. It more…

Are elections for venting?

by Thomas Sowell -- After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls more…

Convention of states would empower the people

by Thomas Sowell -- In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction more…

Obama's gun-hating political theater

by Thomas Sowell -- Those who have been marveling at Donald Trump's political showmanship were given a reminder of who is the top showman of them all, when President Barack Obama went more…

When techies complicate the obvious

by Thomas Sowell -- Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English. It is understandable when complicated processes require complicated operations. more…