Socialism for Dummies

by Thomas Sowell -- Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric and start looking more…

Commencement-speech foolery

by Thomas Sowell -- This is the season of college commencement speeches – an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem more…

Dry rot in academia

by Thomas Sowell -- Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited – and then disinvited – to give a talk on a college campus, in this more…

A 3rd-party candidate could save America

by Thomas Sowell -- Republican Party leaders may have worried that Donald Trump would not only lose the general election for the presidency, but would so poison the image of the party more…

What can Bill Gates stop you from doing?

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right. If what you more…

Conservatives for Trump?

by Thomas Sowell -- The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him. Does more…

GOP winners and whiners

by Thomas Sowell -- If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year's political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality – in both parties. The biggest surprise among the more…

A banner year for campaign lies

by Thomas Sowell -- If you took all the lies out of political rhetoric, how much would be left? Apparently, even less than usual this year. The latest, and perhaps biggest, lie more…

The 'voice of the people' fallacy

by Thomas Sowell -- We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 more…