Soak-the-rich crowd hopes we're stupid

by Thomas Sowell -- Classic songs from years past are sometimes referred to as "golden oldies." There are political fallacies that have been around for a long time as well. These might more…

The multicultural cult

by Thomas Sowell -- Somebody eventually had to say it – and German Chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say it out loud. Multiculturalism more…

How many voters know the facts?

by Thomas Sowell -- One of a surprising number of old, well-established politicians being challenged in this year's election by some unknown newcomer is Sen. Russ Feingold in Wisconsin. In a recent more…

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…