More Thomas Sowell Articles

  • The '77 percent' statistical fraud on gender pay gap issue

    The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when President Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination.

  • Remembering Chuck Stone's courage as a pundit and as a man

    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. Chuck Stone was a...

  • Campaign finance laws show incumbents are well-protected

    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...

  • Deflating America is part of our foreign policy

    Japan recently turned over to the United States enough weapons-grade nuclear material to make dozens of nuclear bombs. This was one of President Obama's few foreign policy "successes," as part of his nuclear disarmament initiative. But his foreign policy successes may be more dangerous than his...

  • How foreign is Obama's policy in the White House?

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

  • How Republicans can make inroads with black voters

    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...

  • Republican factions can't change the facts

    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...

  • Amy Chua's latest is a tiger of a book

    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.

  • The Left versus minorities and charter schools

    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,...

  • Freedom is not free but is our generation willing to fight for it?

    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.



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