The disappearing GOP governors

by Thomas Sowell -- There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the more…

Stop the bleeding: Close the borders

by Thomas Sowell -- There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, more…

Grotesque media hype over Dr. Carson

by Thomas Sowell -- Dr. Ben Carson's whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist – the media going ballistic over discrepancies more…

Needed: More power to expel troublemakers

by Thomas Sowell -- A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on more…

Did Clinton really outperform House committee?

by Thomas Sowell -- Many people may share Sen. Bernie Sanders' complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton's emails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than emails. more…

Second-guessing cops who confront thugs

by Thomas Sowell -- In recent months there have been a series of cases reported in the media, where some teenage thug – white, black or Hispanic in different cases – has more…

'Gun control' -- a deadly farce

by Thomas Sowell -- President Obama's intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of more…

Charlatans and gullible sheep

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women more…

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…