Was tea party gamble rational?

by Thomas Sowell -- Third parties have had an unbroken record of failure in American presidential politics. So it was refreshing to see in the tea party an insurgent movement, mainly of more…

Just an old 'new' program

by Thomas Sowell -- Like so many things that seem new, Obamacare is in many ways old wine in new bottles. For example, when confronted with the fact that millions of Americans more…

Throw the rascals out?

by Thomas Sowell -- Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of more…

Results of the black race hustlers

by Thomas Sowell -- Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. more…

New Fed chief's fantasy Keynesianism

by Thomas Sowell -- The nomination of Janet Yellen to become head of the Federal Reserve System has set off a flurry of media stories. Since she will be the first woman more…

Inarticulate Republicans

by Thomas Sowell -- If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the more…

Feds' plan to harm the ill and elderly

by Thomas Sowell -- Despite evidence from around the world that minimum wage laws can price low-skilled workers out of jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor is planning to extend minimum wage more…

Obamacare defund attempt helps president

by Thomas Sowell -- This has been the worst time politically for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both his domestic and foreign policies more…

Minimum wage madness

by Thomas Sowell -- Political crusades for raising the minimum wage are back again. Advocates of minimum wage laws often give themselves credit for being more "compassionate" toward "the poor." But they more…