The betrayal of MLK's hope

by Thomas Sowell -- The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Rev. Martin Luther King's memorable "I Have a Dream" speech, is a time for reflections – some more…

Reality versus mirages in Egypt

by Thomas Sowell -- Nothing symbolizes the Utopianism of our times like both liberals and some conservatives calling for us to cut off aid to the Egyptian military because of the widespread more…

Are we serious about education?

by Thomas Sowell -- Two recent events – one on the East coast and one on the West coast – raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say more…

Busybody politics

by Thomas Sowell -- It is hard to read a newspaper, or watch a television newscast without encountering someone who has come up with a new "solution" to society's "problems." Sometimes it more…

The tragedy of isolation

by Thomas Sowell -- In the 20th century, Western intellectuals' two most dominant explanations of disparities in economic, educational and other achievements were innate racial differences in ability (in the early decades) more…

Random thoughts from wise thinkers

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts from wise thinkers: "We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish." (F.A. Hayek) "Many respectable writers agree more…

Is this still America?

by Thomas Sowell -- There are no winners in the trial of George Zimmerman. The only question is whether the damage that has been done has been transient or irreparable. Legally speaking, more…

Racist black Americans

by Thomas Sowell -- I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white. Apparently, other Americans also recognize that the sources of racism more…

The 'see no evil' left

by Thomas Sowell -- When teenage thugs are called "troubled youth" by people on the political left, that tells us more about the mindset of the left than about these young hoodlums. more…

Eric Holder: BHO without the charm

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Edmund Burke said, "There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil of evil men." Evil men do more…