Reagan's lesson for incoming speaker

by Thomas Sowell -- The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. It more…

The 'affordable housing' fraud

by Thomas Sowell -- Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of "affordable housing" as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make more…

The left has its pope

by Thomas Sowell -- Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt more…

Explaining 'opportunity' to intellectuals

by Thomas Sowell -- A hostile review of my new book – "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" – said, "There is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell more…

Another egomaniac in White House?

by Thomas Sowell -- In a country with more than 300 million people, it is remarkable how obsessed the media have become with just one – Donald Trump. What is even more more…

Needed: A return to the rule of law

by Thomas Sowell -- Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who more…

Flamboyant rhetoric is not enough

by Thomas Sowell -- Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties' presidential nominations next more…

'Training' for cops? How 'bout for the hoodlums?

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. President Obama's "agreement" with Iran looks more…

A debatable 'debate'

by Thomas Sowell -- The so-called "debates," among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times. No more…