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…

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…