Spilled milk? EPA to the rescue!

by Thomas Sowell -- Despite the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk," the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that. We all understand why the Environmental Protection Agency was given the more…

Let 'em go bankrupt

by Thomas Sowell -- Government budget crises can be painful, but the political rhetoric accompanying these crises can also be fascinating and revealing. Perhaps the most famous American budget crisis was New more…

Will GOP repeat 1995?

by Thomas Sowell -- They say that, in politics, "overnight is a lifetime." In other words, the journey from triumphant hero to discredited scapegoat can be very brief. In the wake of more…

'Saving' the housing market

by Thomas Sowell -- "Housing Market Setback Forecast" the newspaper headline said. A recently released report on housing says that home sales are down more than 25 percent, and the inventory of more…

End runs around the Constitution

by Thomas Sowell -- The Constitution of the United States begins with the words "We the people." But neither the Constitution nor "we the people" will mean anything if politicians and judges more…

Christmas trees are religious?

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Let's face it: Most of us are not half as smart as we may sometimes think we are – and for intellectuals, more…

Christmas-gift books: My picks

by Thomas Sowell -- It is hard to come up with Christmas gifts for people who already seem to have everything. But there are few – if any – people who can more…

Rhetoric rides again

by Thomas Sowell -- Let's face it, politics is largely the art of deception, and political rhetoric is largely the art of misstating issues. A classic example is the current debate over more…

Republicans, where are you?

by Thomas Sowell -- The biggest battle in the lame-duck session of Congress may well be over whether or not to extend the Bush administration's tax cuts, which are scheduled to expire more…