Meg Whitman's housekeeper

by Thomas Sowell -- In an election year, this is the time for an "October surprise" – some sensational, and usually irrelevant, revelation to distract the voters from serious issues. This year, more…

I was thinking that too ...

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Before becoming a perfectionist, you might think about the fact that the human race has survived for thousands of years without being more…

Politics versus gold

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the many slick tricks of the Obama administration was to insert a provision in the massive Obamacare legislation regulating people who sell gold. This had nothing more…

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…