Dismantling America

by Thomas Sowell -- "We the people" are the familiar opening words of the Constitution of the United States – the framework for a self-governing people, free from the arbitrary edicts of more…

Bean-counters and baloney

by Thomas Sowell -- The bean-counters have struck again– this time in the sports pages. Two New York Times sport writers have discovered that baseball coaches from minority groups are found more more…

Cheering immaturity

by Thomas Sowell -- A graduating senior at Hunter College High School in New York gave a speech that brought a standing ovation from his teachers and got his picture in the more…

Democrats bite Democrats

by Thomas Sowell -- You expect Republican politicians to criticize Democratic administrations and vice versa. But when Democrats start criticizing Democratic administrations, that is news. Someone once said that the headline "Dog more…

Experience trumps brilliance

by Thomas Sowell -- Many of the wonderful-sounding ideas that have been tried as government policies have failed disastrously. Because so few people bother to study history, often the same ideas and more…

Race-card fraud

by Thomas Sowell -- Credit-card fraud is a serious problem. But race-card fraud is an even bigger problem. Playing the race card takes many forms. Judge Charles Pickering, a federal judge in more…

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…