Social degeneration

by Thomas Sowell -- Someone at long last has had the courage to tell the plain, honest truth about race. After mobs of young blacks rampaged through Philadelphia committing violence – as more…

More like a Pyrrhic defeat

by Thomas Sowell -- In Don Marquis' classic satirical book, "Archy and Mehitabel," Mehitabel the alley cat asks plaintively, "What have I done to deserve all these kittens?" That seems to be more…

How gov't intervention harms blacks

by Thomas Sowell -- Many years ago, the Saturday Evening Post was one of the best-known magazines in America. But somehow I learned that the Saturday Evening Post was actually published on more…

Debt-ceiling chicken

by Thomas Sowell -- The big news, as far as the media are concerned, is the political game of debt-ceiling chicken that is being played by Democrats and Republicans in Washington. But, more…

Too much of a 'Good Thing' is bad

by Thomas Sowell -- Life has many good things. The problem is that most of these good things can be gotten only by sacrificing other good things. We all recognize this in more…

Unknown unknowns in the economy

by Thomas Sowell -- When Donald Rumsfeld was secretary of defense, he coined some phrases about knowledge that apply far beyond military matters. Secretary Rumsfeld pointed out that there are some things more…

When talking points trump reality

by Thomas Sowell -- It is hard to understand politics if you are hung up on reality. Politicians leave reality to others. What matters in politics is what you can get the more…

Schooling Time mag on the Constitution

by Thomas Sowell -- The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the more…

The only Social Security solution

by Thomas Sowell -- One of my earliest memories of revulsion against war came from seeing a photograph from the First World War when I was a teenager. It was nothing gory. more…

Is Pawlenty plenty?

by Thomas Sowell -- The Republicans' confused assortment of announced presidential candidates – as well as unannounced candidates and distant possibilities of candidates – seems to be clarifying somewhat. The withdrawal of more…