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…

Hillary Clinton: Secretary of setbacks

by Thomas Sowell -- There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This more…

The left's micro-totalitarianism

by Thomas Sowell -- The political left has come up with a new buzzword: "micro-aggression." Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as more…

Who lost Iraq?

by Thomas Sowell -- After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington more…

The deadly price of political expediency

by Thomas Sowell -- Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, more…

Was Henry Ford a 'lottery winner'?

by Thomas Sowell -- In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric – and disregard of reality. One of more…

Welfare-state failure knows no color

by Thomas Sowell -- Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie more…

Another way not to emulate Europe

by Thomas Sowell -- We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes more…

Avoiding a Clinton-versus-Bush match-up

by Thomas Sowell -- Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the more…