Police: Law enforcers or social workers?

by Thomas Sowell -- Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there – Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's chief of more…

Does black success matter?

by Thomas Sowell -- We keep hearing that "black lives matter," but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the more…

Trump: The oldest man who never grew up

by Thomas Sowell -- A year ago, in August 2015, this column called "The Donald" the Democrats' Trump card. It is hard to imagine any other Republican candidate who could rescue a more…

Why old lies never die

by Thomas Sowell -- We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these more…

The 2 nominees: Distrust and disgust

by Thomas Sowell -- The good news is that both political conventions are now behind us. The bad news is that the election is ahead of us. No one knows how this more…

To Hillary, black votes matter

by Thomas Sowell -- Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, more…

The dumbest idea in U.S. politics

by Thomas Sowell -- If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, more…

On 'violent' police: The facts have it

by Thomas Sowell -- Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in more…

The war on cops

by Thomas Sowell -- There was never a more appropriately named book than "The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest more…

What are we celebrating?

by Thomas Sowell -- There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness more…