Another reason Mitt's no conservative

by Thomas Sowell -- Gov. Mitt Romney's statement about not worrying about the poor has been treated as a gaffe in much of the media, and those in the Republican establishment who more…

Getting nowhere, very fast

by Thomas Sowell -- California has a huge state debt, and Washington has a huge national debt. But that does not discourage either Gov. Jerry Brown or President Barack Obama from wanting more…

Is anybody serious?

by Thomas Sowell -- The Republican candidates' circular firing squad now seems to be using machine guns. Whoever the eventual "last man standing" turns out to be, he may not be standing more…

Newt vs. Mitt: Risk vs. caution

by Thomas Sowell -- Just days before the South Carolina primary, polls showed Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich. Then came the debates and the question about Gingrich's private life, which brought a more…

A disparity politicians ignore

by Thomas Sowell -- With all the talk about "disparities" in innumerable contexts, there is one very important disparity that gets remarkably little attention – disparities in the ability to create wealth. more…

Cut the post office loose

by Thomas Sowell -- The news that Eastman Kodak is preparing to file for bankruptcy, after being the leading photographic company in the world for more than a hundred years, truly marks more…

Vote Gingrich

by Thomas Sowell -- No one seems to be really happy with this year's field of Republican candidates for that party's presidential nomination – except perhaps the Democrats. The sudden rise, and more…

Random thoughts

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Talk-show host Dennis Miller said, "I don't dig polo. It's like miniature golf meets the Kentucky Derby." Nothing illustrates the superficiality of more…

Accomplishments: Gingrich vs. Romney

by Thomas Sowell -- If Newt Gingrich were being nominated for sainthood, many of us would vote very differently from the way we would vote if he were being nominated for a more…

Will gridlock rescue Obama?

by Thomas Sowell -- Washington gridlock may turn out to be the salvation of the Obama administration. Not only does gridlock allow the president to blame Republicans for not solving the financial more…