Santa, Frank and Charlie Brown

by Thomas Sowell -- People who remember the old comic strip "Peanuts" will recall an often repeated situation where Lucy offers to hold a football for Charlie Brown to kick. Then, as more…

Gun control and Justice Breyer's cluelessness

by Thomas Sowell -- Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the Second Amendment to the Constitution means that individual Americans have a right to bear arms, more…

'Useful idiots' of our time

by Thomas Sowell -- When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who more…

1 mind-changing page

by Thomas Sowell -- Sometimes you can read a book that will change your mind on some fundamental issue. Rarely, however, is there just one page that can undermine or destroy a more…

Crude oil and snake oil

by Thomas Sowell -- The big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad enough in itself. But politics can make anything worse. Let's stop and think. Either the government knows more…

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…