Not so penny-wise on crime

by Thomas Sowell -- For more than 200 years, the political left has been coming up with reasons why criminals should not be punished as much, or at all. The latest gambit more…

The politics of resentment

by Thomas Sowell -- Few things have captured in microcosm what has gone so painfully wrong, where racial issues are concerned, like the recent election for mayor of Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian more…

Scammed by spin on 'social justice'

by Thomas Sowell -- Seventeenth century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men's counters, but they are the money of fools. That is as painfully true today as it was more…

Don't blame Bush for election results

by Thomas Sowell -- President Barack Obama boldly proclaims, "The buck stops here!" But whenever his policies are criticized, he acts as if the buck stopped with George W. Bush. The party more…

A 13-story middle finger

by Thomas Sowell -- The proposed mosque near where the World Trade Center was attacked and destroyed, along with thousands of American lives, would be a 13-story middle finger to America. It more…

Medical-care facts and fables

by Thomas Sowell -- There is so much political spin, and so many numbers games being played, when it comes to medical care, that we have to go back to square one more…

Dismantling America

by Thomas Sowell -- "We the people" are the familiar opening words of the Constitution of the United States – the framework for a self-governing people, free from the arbitrary edicts of more…

Bean-counters and baloney

by Thomas Sowell -- The bean-counters have struck again– this time in the sports pages. Two New York Times sport writers have discovered that baseball coaches from minority groups are found more more…

Cheering immaturity

by Thomas Sowell -- A graduating senior at Hunter College High School in New York gave a speech that brought a standing ovation from his teachers and got his picture in the more…

Democrats bite Democrats

by Thomas Sowell -- You expect Republican politicians to criticize Democratic administrations and vice versa. But when Democrats start criticizing Democratic administrations, that is news. Someone once said that the headline "Dog more…