The left's self-awarded halo

by Thomas Sowell -- The recent Supreme Court decision overruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. That is what often happens whenever more…

How foreign is our policy?

by Thomas Sowell -- Many people are lamenting the bad consequences of Barack Obama's foreign policy, and some are questioning his competence. There is much to lament and much to fear. Multiple more…

How GOP can win over black voters

by Thomas Sowell -- Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only more…

Rich immigrants and the welfare state

by Thomas Sowell -- Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners, tough-love approach to raising children. She and her husband, more…

Putting ideology above minority kids

by Thomas Sowell -- If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now – more…

Freedom: Fight for it or lose it

by Thomas Sowell -- There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has been under attack, usually successfully, more…

The 'fairness' fraud

by Thomas Sowell -- It seems as if everywhere you turn these days there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower more…

Sen. Cruz, learn the lesson of Dunkirk

by Thomas Sowell -- Politics is often like war. Unfortunately, politicians, the media and the voting public seldom have the same degree of realism and discipline with which professional soldiers fight wars. more…

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…