Poverty and snowstorms

by Thomas Sowell -- Many years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a fierce snowstorm that produced conditions called a "whiteout." That's when the snow more…

Politically correct campus lynch mobs

by Thomas Sowell -- There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to "do something" about rape on campus. But there seems to be remarkably little attention paid to more…

Moral bankruptcy of our 'educators'

by Thomas Sowell -- If you want to get some idea of the moral bankruptcy of our educational system, read an article in the May 4 issue of the New York Times more…

Demonizing the helpers

by Thomas Sowell -- It is not easy to demonize people who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their own money to help educate poor children. But some members of more…

The high cost of liberalism

by Thomas Sowell -- Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the more…

Obama fools the gullible – again

by Thomas Sowell -- The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women more…

The left's self-awarded halo

by Thomas Sowell -- The recent Supreme Court decision overruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. That is what often happens whenever more…

How foreign is our policy?

by Thomas Sowell -- Many people are lamenting the bad consequences of Barack Obama's foreign policy, and some are questioning his competence. There is much to lament and much to fear. Multiple more…

How GOP can win over black voters

by Thomas Sowell -- Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only more…

Rich immigrants and the welfare state

by Thomas Sowell -- Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners, tough-love approach to raising children. She and her husband, more…