The tragedy of creating 'democracies'

by Thomas Sowell -- The Afghanistan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against more…

'Road to Serfdom' now a super highway

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: It is amazing how many people still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more more…

Republicans to rescue Dems, betray the nation

by Thomas Sowell -- Some supporters of President Obama may be worried about how he and the Democrats are going to fare politically, as the problems of Obamacare continue to escalate and more…

The inequality bogeyman

by Thomas Sowell -- During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing. But I was wholly unaware that she was wearing perfume, even more…

Fact-free liberalism

by Thomas Sowell -- Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words – "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out more…

Black hoodlums' friend in Washington

by Thomas Sowell -- Anyone who has still not yet understood the utter cynicism of the Obama administration in general, and Attorney General Eric Holder in particular, should look at the Justice more…

The 'trickle-down' lie

by Thomas Sowell -- New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, in his inaugural speech, denounced people "on the far right" who "continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics." According to more…

A new year and old problems

by Thomas Sowell -- Whenever we stand on the threshold of a new year, we are tempted to forget the hazards of prophecy and try to see what may lie on the more…

My favorite Christmas gift books

by Thomas Sowell -- As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob more…

Victimhood indoctrination knows no race

by Thomas Sowell -- Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people in different parts of the ideological spectrum have more…