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…

A lame duck country?

by Thomas Sowell -- Pundits are pointing to President Barack Obama's recent decline in public opinion polls and saying that he may now become another "lame duck" president, unable to accomplish much more…

Iraq: Failure to create 'instant democracy'

by Thomas Sowell -- The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter aftertaste to Americans more…

Amnesty lite is still amnesty

by Thomas Sowell -- Not since a 42-to-1 underdog named Buster Douglas knocked out undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 1990 has there been an upset like economics professor Dave Brat defeating more…

Why the post office must go

by Thomas Sowell -- At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors' Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obvious copy of Britain's more…

How the word 'racism' sways a fool's vote

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will the Veterans Affairs scandal wake up those people who have been blithely saying that what we need is a "single payer" more…