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…

The upside of airport outrages

by Thomas Sowell -- No country has better airport security than Israel – and no country needs it more, since Israel is the most hated target of Islamic extremist terrorists. Yet, somehow, more…

An escape hatch for big spenders

by Thomas Sowell -- Another deficit-dreduction commission has now made its recommendations. My own recommendation for dealing with deficits would include stopping the appointment of deficit-reduction commissions. It is not the amount more…

Judges as politicians

by Thomas Sowell -- Results of the recent elections showed that growing numbers of Americans are fed up with "public servants" who act as if they are public masters. This went beyond more…

FDR's 'Raw Deal'

by Thomas Sowell -- Guess who said the following: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work." Was it Sarah more…

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…