Why Obama won supercommittee game

by Thomas Sowell -- Many people are lamenting the failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to come up with an agreement on ways to reduce the runaway federal deficits. But you cannot judge more…

Alice in Liberal Land

by Thomas Sowell -- "Alice in Wonderland" was written by a professor who also wrote a book on symbolic logic. So it is not surprising that Alice encountered not only strange behavior more…

Will Republicans blow it?

by Thomas Sowell -- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for 50 years. One of the often-repeated catch phrases of our time – "It's the more…

The truth about 'top 1%'

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the things that has struck me, when I have gone on luxury cruise ships, is that most of the passengers look like they are older than more…

There will always be a 'top 1%'

by Thomas Sowell -- In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance. Meanwhile, many in the more…

The media and 'bullying'

by Thomas Sowell -- Back in the 1920s, the intelligentsia on both sides of the Atlantic were loudly protesting the execution of political radicals Sacco and Vanzetti, after what they claimed was more…

In debate, Newt would have 'O' for lunch

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Like so many people, in so many countries, who started out to "spread the wealth," Barack Obama has ended up spreading poverty. more…

Obama's 'Department of Payback'

by Thomas Sowell -- Among those who have been disappointed by President Barack Obama, none is likely to end up so painfully disappointed as those who saw his election as being, in more…

'Stop whining'?

by Thomas Sowell -- If there was ever any doubt that the Democrats take the black vote for granted, that doubt should have been put to rest when Barack Obama told the more…