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…

Politicians' goal: Get us to hate others

by Thomas Sowell -- If eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, incessant distractions are the way politicians take away our freedoms, in order to enhance their own power and longevity in more…

The fallacy of 'fairness'

by Thomas Sowell -- If there is ever a contest to pick which word has done the most damage to people's thinking, and to actions to carry out that thinking, my nomination more…

Politicians in Wonderland

by Thomas Sowell -- There was a recent flap because three different members of the Obama administration, on three different Sunday television talk shows, gave three widely differing estimates of how many more…

Are Republicans 'due'?

by Thomas Sowell -- When a baseball player has come to bat after failing to get a hit 20 times in a row, some fans say he is "due" for a hit. more…

'Notional' security

by Thomas Sowell -- The latest "screw-up" that let a man with explosives get on a plan on Christmas Day is only part of a larger laxness and irresponsibility when it comes more…

Intellectuals: Mostly useless to society

by Thomas Sowell -- There has probably never been an era in history when intellectuals have played a larger role in society. When intellectuals who generate ideas are surrounded by a wide more…

Unhealthy arrogance

by Thomas Sowell -- The only thing healthy about Congress' health insurance legislation is the healthy skepticism about it by most of the public, as revealed by polls. What is most unhealthy more…

Politicizing science

by Thomas Sowell -- Science is one of the great achievements of the human mind and the biggest reason why we live not only longer but more vigorously in our old age, more…