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…

When scientists behave like politicians

by Thomas Sowell -- When ancient fossils of creatures that live on the ocean floor have been found in rock formations at the summit of Mount Everest, that ought to give us more…

A point of no return?

by Thomas Sowell -- With the passage of the legislation allowing the federal government to take control of the medical-care system of the United States, a major turning point has been reached more…