When techies complicate the obvious

by Thomas Sowell -- Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English. It is understandable when complicated processes require complicated operations. more…

2015: Year of the big lie

by Thomas Sowell -- How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it? It is always hard to know when a turning point has been reached, and usually it more…

The busybody left: Undaunted by reality

by Thomas Sowell -- The political left has been trying to run other people's lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force more…

Antonin Scalia's plain truth

by Thomas Sowell -- Among the many sad signs of our time are the current political and media attacks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for speaking the plain truth on a more…

Campus storm troopers

by Thomas Sowell -- Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate pre-emptive surrender by college administrators – such as at the University of more…

My top gift suggestions for Christmas

by Thomas Sowell -- People who want to buy Christmas gifts without having to confront the crowds at the local shopping mall (or shopping maul) can take a load off their feet more…

Politicians don't want you to think

by Thomas Sowell -- It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is more…

The disappearing GOP governors

by Thomas Sowell -- There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the more…

Stop the bleeding: Close the borders

by Thomas Sowell -- There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, more…