Needed: More power to expel troublemakers

by Thomas Sowell -- A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on more…

Did Clinton really outperform House committee?

by Thomas Sowell -- Many people may share Sen. Bernie Sanders' complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton's emails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than emails. more…

Second-guessing cops who confront thugs

by Thomas Sowell -- In recent months there have been a series of cases reported in the media, where some teenage thug – white, black or Hispanic in different cases – has more…

'Gun control' -- a deadly farce

by Thomas Sowell -- President Obama's intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of more…

Charlatans and gullible sheep

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women more…

Reagan's lesson for incoming speaker

by Thomas Sowell -- The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. It more…

The 'affordable housing' fraud

by Thomas Sowell -- Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of "affordable housing" as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make more…

The left has its pope

by Thomas Sowell -- Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt more…

Explaining 'opportunity' to intellectuals

by Thomas Sowell -- A hostile review of my new book – "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" – said, "There is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell more…

Another egomaniac in White House?

by Thomas Sowell -- In a country with more than 300 million people, it is remarkable how obsessed the media have become with just one – Donald Trump. What is even more more…