The golden age of ignorance in power

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: All sorts of "global warming" advocates have all sorts of ideas for cooling the planet. I would be happy if they would more…

Real public service

by Thomas Sowell -- Note: Thomas Sowell is on vacation this week. This column is one of his classics from the past. Every year about this time, big-government liberals stand up in more…

Today's ubiquitous scapegoating

by Thomas Sowell -- Note: Thomas Sowell is on vacation this week. This column is one of his classics from the past. A heartbreaking social statistic is that children on welfare have more…

From public servants to public masters

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the many shallow statements that sound good – if you don't stop and think about it – is that "at some point, you have made enough more…

A 'duty to die'?

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the many fashionable notions that have caught on among some of the intelligentsia is that old people have "a duty to die," rather than become a more…

Race and achievement resentment

by Thomas Sowell -- Recent stories out of both Philadelphia and San Francisco tell of black students beating up Asian-American students. This is especially painful for those who expected that the election more…

Mining history for only certain sins

by Thomas Sowell -- Many years ago, I was surprised to receive a letter from an old friend, saying that she had been told that I refused to see campus visitors from more…

The limits of power

by Thomas Sowell -- When I first began to study the history of slavery around the world, many years ago, one of the oddities that puzzled me was the practice of paying more…

Justice Stevens: Good riddance!

by Thomas Sowell -- When Supreme Court justices retire, there is usually some pious talk about their "service," especially when it has been a long "service." But the careers of all too more…

Obama's dangerous race card

by Thomas Sowell -- Few combinations are more poisonous than race and politics. That combination has torn whole nations apart and led to the slaughters of millions in countries around the world. more…