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…

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…