The 2 nominees: Distrust and disgust

by Thomas Sowell -- The good news is that both political conventions are now behind us. The bad news is that the election is ahead of us. No one knows how this more…

To Hillary, black votes matter

by Thomas Sowell -- Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, more…

The dumbest idea in U.S. politics

by Thomas Sowell -- If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, more…

On 'violent' police: The facts have it

by Thomas Sowell -- Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in more…

The war on cops

by Thomas Sowell -- There was never a more appropriately named book than "The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest more…

What are we celebrating?

by Thomas Sowell -- There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness more…

42 years of 'diversity' fraud

by Thomas Sowell -- Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But more…

Does gun control work? Look at the data

by Thomas Sowell -- Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock more…

Will Orlando change anything?

by Thomas Sowell -- However great the shock of the massacre in Orlando, it is only a matter of time before we start hearing again the fact-free dogma that "diversity is our more…

Subsidizing idleness

by Thomas Sowell -- Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Read Part 1, "Is personal responsibility obsolete?" Too many social problems are conceived of in terms of what "we" more…