Happy New Year?

by Thomas Sowell -- The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back – and more…

Gun-control zealots rise, again

by Thomas Sowell -- Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates? The key fallacy of so-called gun-control laws is that such laws do not in more…

4 can't-lose books for Christmas

by Thomas Sowell -- During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books more…

Fiscal cliff notes

by Thomas Sowell -- Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts worth noting. First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising more…

IQ and race

by Thomas Sowell -- Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on more…

Unions: Killing the Twinkies goose

by Thomas Sowell -- Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children that has a heavy message a lot of adults should listen more…

The GOP's nice losers

by Thomas Sowell -- Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment – nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, more…

Save us from bipartisan intervention

by Thomas Sowell -- This country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years. Our children and grandchildren may someday more…

'Cooling out' the voters

by Thomas Sowell -- Confidence men know that their victim – "the mark" as he has been called – is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes more…