Convention of states would empower the people

by Thomas Sowell -- In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction more…

Obama's gun-hating political theater

by Thomas Sowell -- Those who have been marveling at Donald Trump's political showmanship were given a reminder of who is the top showman of them all, when President Barack Obama went more…

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…