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…

When Americans trusted their presidents

by Thomas Sowell -- Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the more…

Do farmers really 'need' illegal workers?

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the most common arguments for allowing more immigration is that there is a "need" for foreign workers to do "jobs Americans won't do," especially in agriculture. more…

Let's discriminate among immigrants

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the many sad signs of our times is the way current immigration issues are discussed. A hundred years ago, the immigration controversies of that era were more…

Congress' bullying pulpit

by Thomas Sowell -- We have truly entered the world of "Alice in Wonderland" when the CEO of a company that pays $16 million a day in taxes is hauled up before more…