Thomas Sowell

Posted May 27, 2014

Will the Veterans Administration scandal wake up those people who have been blithely saying that what we need is a "single payer" system for medical care?

Posted May 20, 2014

Many years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a fierce snow storm that produced conditions called a "whiteout." That's when the snow is falling so thick and fast that all you can see in any direction is just sheer white.

Posted May 14, 2014

A political battle that is shaping up in San Francisco has implications for other communities across the country. he issue that will be on the June ballot is whether voter approval shall be required to change the height restrictions on buildings along the San Francisco waterfront.

Posted May 13, 2014

There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to "do something" about rape on campus. But there seems to be remarkably little attention paid to two crucial facts: (1) rape is a crime and (2) colleges are not qualified to be law-enforcement institutions.

Posted May 07, 2014

If you want to get some idea of the moral bankruptcy of our educational system, read an article in the May 4th issue of the New York Times Magazine titled, "The Tale of Two Schools."

Posted May 06, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker was internationally renowned within the economics profession, but was not nearly as well known among the general public as he deserved to be. More important, his path-breaking ideas, including his analysis of the economics of racial discrimination, deserved to be much more a part of the many discussions of that subject.

Posted May 01, 2014

Dunbar High School in Washington is becoming a controversial issue again -- and the controversy that is beginning to develop has implications for American education well beyond the District of Columbia.

Posted April 30, 2014

It is not easy to demonize people who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their own money to help educate poor children. But some members of the education establishment are taking a shot at it.

Posted April 29, 2014

Of all the cynical frauds of the Obama administration, few are so despicable as sacrificing the education of poor and minority children to the interests of the teachers' unions.

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.