Happy New Year?

by Thomas Sowell -- The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back – and more…

Gun-control zealots rise, again

by Thomas Sowell -- Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates? The key fallacy of so-called gun-control laws is that such laws do not in more…

4 can't-lose books for Christmas

by Thomas Sowell -- During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books more…

Fiscal cliff notes

by Thomas Sowell -- Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts worth noting. First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising more…

IQ and race

by Thomas Sowell -- Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on more…

Unions: Killing the Twinkies goose

by Thomas Sowell -- Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children that has a heavy message a lot of adults should listen more…

The GOP's nice losers

by Thomas Sowell -- Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment – nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, more…

Save us from bipartisan intervention

by Thomas Sowell -- This country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years. Our children and grandchildren may someday more…