Thomas Sowell

Posted April 24, 2014

Income inequality has long been one of the liberals' favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year.

Posted April 23, 2014

Liberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally.

Posted April 22, 2014

Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives.

Posted April 15, 2014

The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense.

Posted April 11, 2014

Black journalist Chuck Stone was one of those people whose passing makes us think, "We shall not see his like again." He was passionately interested in racial issues but he was never a race hustler. He followed nobody's party line but called the issues as he saw them.

Posted April 08, 2014

The recent Supreme Court decision over-ruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. That is what often happens whenever the High Court rules that the First Amendment means what it says -- free speech for everybody.

Posted April 02, 2014

Japan recently turned over to the United States enough weapons-grade nuclear material to make dozens of nuclear bombs.

Posted April 01, 2014

Many people are lamenting the bad consequences of Barack Obama's foreign policy, and some are questioning his competence.

Posted March 25, 2014

Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time -- and, above all, some serious thought -- into how to go about doing it.

Posted March 19, 2014

At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular firing squad.

Posted March 18, 2014

Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners, tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year.

Posted March 11, 2014

If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things.

Posted March 04, 2014

There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has been under attack, usually successfully, for thousands of years.

Posted February 25, 2014

It seems as if, everywhere you turn these days, there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower socioeconomic levels. But there is a sharp difference between upward "mobility," defined as an opportunity to rise, and mobility defined as actually having risen.

Posted February 21, 2014

Politics is often like war. Unfortunately, politicians, the media and the voting public seldom have the same degree of realism and discipline with which professional soldiers fight wars.

Posted February 20, 2014

Senator Ted Cruz is a hero in some Republican circles -- and the opposite among many of his Senate Republican colleagues.

Posted February 19, 2014

Freshman Senator Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well.

Posted February 18, 2014

The Afghanistan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists -- as well as those Americans who have returned home with arms or legs missing, or with minds traumatized beyond repair.

Posted February 11, 2014

Random thoughts on the passing scene: It is amazing how many people still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians. Since life has always been unfair, for thousands of years and in countries around the world, where does that lead us?

Posted February 04, 2014

Some supporters of President Obama may be worried about how he and the Democrats are going to fare politically, as the problems of ObamaCare continue to escalate, and it looks like the Republicans have a chance to win a majority in the Senate.