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…

Talking points vs. reality

by Thomas Sowell -- In a swindle that would make Bernie Madoff look like an amateur, Barack Obama has gotten a substantial segment of the population to believe that he can add more…

Stimulus or sedative?

by Thomas Sowell -- Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has, if you called the tail a leg? When the audience said "five," Lincoln corrected them, saying more…

Alice in health care

by Thomas Sowell -- Most discussions of health care are like something out of "Alice in Wonderland." What is the biggest complaint about the current medical care situation? "It costs too much." more…

An economic whodunit

by Thomas Sowell -- During bad times, the blame game is the biggest game in Washington. Wall Street "greed" or "predatory" lenders seem to be favorite targets to blame for our current more…