Guns save lives

by Thomas Sowell -- We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone more…

Can Cyprus happen here?

by Thomas Sowell -- The decision of the government in Cyprus to simply take money out of people's bank accounts there sent shock waves around the world. People far removed from that more…

Ben Carson's secret to success

by Thomas Sowell -- A remarkable book titled "Gifted Hands" tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon. more…

Progressives wrong about race, again

by Thomas Sowell -- There are so many fallacies about race that it would be hard to say which is the most ridiculous. However, one fallacy behind many other fallacies is the more…

The world's largest banana republic?

by Thomas Sowell -- Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only more…

Are gov't deciders nobler than the rest of us?

by Thomas Sowell -- John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But professor Cass Sunstein more…

Is government ever greedy?

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: I can't get excited by the question of whether Sen. Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is more…

The Fed: Prophets and losses

by Thomas Sowell -- Now that the federal government is playing an ever larger role in the economy, a look at Washington's track record seems to be long overdue. The recent release more…

Hillary shouts louder

by Thomas Sowell -- An old-time trial lawyer once said, "When your case is weak, shout louder!" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shouted louder when asked about the Obama administration's story last more…