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More Thomas Sowell Articles

  • 'Late-Talking Children' a helpful guide for parents

    Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do -- and what not to do.

  • Cheap politicians have a high price

    The damage done by government officials who betray the public's trust goes far beyond the money stolen or misused, or whatever particular abuse of power landed them behind bars.

  • Mob rule economics aren't democracy

    The latest examples are the mobs in the streets in cities across the country, demanding that employers pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour, or else that the government makes them do so by law.

  • What defines success or failure for Obama on foreign policy?

    Everything in Obama's history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done, so long as that gets the issue off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

  • Our next president should be chosen by qualifications, not demographic

    Since Obama won two presidential elections, chances are that some of those who now "strongly disapprove" of what he has done voted to put him in office. We all make mistakes, but the real question is whether we learn from them.

  • Facts vs. visions

    Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they have apparently warned in vain.

  • The media and the mob

    Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., seem to be in the minority.

  • Random thoughts

    A collection of thoughts on the world today.

  • Bill de Blasio attacks achievement in New York City schools

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist.

  • Is thinking obsolete in the modern media?

    Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era.



From the Weekly Standard