By Thomas Sowell | 03/10/14 06:35 PM
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,...
By Thomas Sowell | 03/04/14 11:18 AM
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.
By Thomas Sowell | 02/25/14 09:35 AM
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...
By Thomas Sowell | 02/20/14 03:41 PM
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. You can indulge your emotions and base your decisions on wishful thinking in politics, in a way that you are...
By Thomas Sowell | 02/19/14 03:45 PM
Senator Ted Cruz is a hero in some Republican circles -- and the opposite among many of his Senate Republican colleagues. At this crucial juncture in the history of America, internal battles within the only party that can turn things around are the last thing Americans need. Moreover, each...
By Thomas Sowell | 02/18/14 01:30 PM
The Afghan 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...
By Thomas Sowell | 02/18/14 01:02 PM
Cruz has not yet reached the point where he can make policy, rather than just make political trouble. But there are already disquieting signs that he is looking out for himself — even if that sets back the causes he claims to be serving.
By Thomas Sowell | 02/10/14 05:20 PM
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?
By Thomas Sowell | 02/03/14 05:14 PM
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.
By Thomas Sowell | 01/28/14 11:52 AM
One of the problems with so many discussions of income and wealth is that the intelligentsia are so obsessed with the money that people receive that they give little or no attention to what causes money to be paid to them, in the first place.
By Thomas Sowell | 01/21/14 02:01 PM
Part 4 of a four-part series. Read part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here. One of the things that attracted me to the political Left as a young man was a belief that Leftists were for "the people." Fortunately, I was also very interested in the history of ideas — and years of research in...
By Thomas Sowell | 01/21/14 01:15 PM
Part 3 of a four-part series. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Because this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty," we can expect many comments and commemorations of this landmark legislation in the development of the American welfare state. The actual signing of the...
By Thomas Sowell | 01/21/14 07:05 AM
Words seem to carry far more weight than facts among those liberals who argue as if rent-control laws actually control rents and gun-control laws actually control guns.
By Thomas Sowell | 01/20/14 02:02 PM
Someone summarized President Obama in three words -- "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today.
By Thomas Sowell | 01/14/14 05:10 AM
The first time I saw New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on television, a few years ago, my first reaction was astonishment: "A talking Republican!"
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