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…

In defense of Rick Perry

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the problems in trying to select a leader for any large organization or institution is the tendency to start out looking for Superman, passing up many more…

The 'Ponzi' sound bite

by Thomas Sowell -- Many in the media and in politics have gone ballistic over the fact that Texas Gov. Rick Perry called Social Security "a Ponzi scheme." Although many act shocked, more…

Heads I win – tails you lose

by Thomas Sowell -- Those who are impressed by words seem to think that President Barack Obama made a great speech to Congress last week. But, when you look beyond the rhetoric, more…

The perils of philanthropy

by Thomas Sowell -- Ideological clashes over particular laws, policies and programs often go far deeper. Those with opposing views of what is desirable for the future also tend to differ equally more…

America's European economy

by Thomas Sowell -- Many in the media are saying how unusual it is for our economy to be so sluggish for so long, after we have officially emerged from a recession. more…