By Thomas Sowell December 10, 2013 6 a.m.
As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet. However, for many kinds of gifts, you want to be able to see it directly, and perhaps handle it, before you part with your hard-earned cash.
By Thomas Sowell December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people at different parts of the ideological spectrum have long ago developed their different explanations for why this is so. But both may have to do some rethinking, in light of radically different news from England.
By Thomas Sowell November 26, 2013 6 a.m.
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
By Thomas Sowell November 19, 2013 6 a.m.
A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work — unlike the record number of people living on government payments for "disabilities" that are far less serious, if not fictitious.
By Thomas Sowell November 12, 2013 6 a.m.
Third parties have had an unbroken record of failure in American presidential politics. So it was refreshing to see in the Tea Party an insurgent movement, mainly of people who were not professional politicians, but who nevertheless had the good sense to see that their only chance of getting their ideals enacted into public policies was within one of the two major parties.
By Thomas Sowell November 5, 2013 6 a.m.
Like so many things that seem new, Obamacare is in many ways old wine in new bottles. For example, when confronted with the fact that millions of Americans stand to lose their existing medical insurance as a result of Obamacare, defenders of Obamacare say that this is true only when those people have “substandard” insurance. Who decides what is “substandard”? What is older than the idea that some exalted elite know what is good for us better than we know ourselves? Obama uses the rhetoric of going “forward,” but he is in fact goi
By Thomas Sowell October 29, 2013 6 a.m.
Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of the whole lot of them.
By Thomas Sowell October 22, 2013 6 a.m.
Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway.
By Thomas Sowell October 15, 2013 6 a.m.
The nomination of Janet Yellen to become head of the Federal Reserve System has set off a flurry of media stories. Since she will be the first woman to occupy that position, we can only hope that this will not mean that any criticism of what she does will be attributed to sex bias or to a "war on women."
By Thomas Sowell October 8, 2013 6 a.m.
If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.