By Thomas Sowell January 20, 2015 6 a.m.
With 2015 just getting underway, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.
By Thomas Sowell January 13, 2015 6 a.m.
President Barack Obama's absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another sign of the Obama administration's continuing irresolution in the face of terror.
By Thomas Sowell January 6, 2015 6 a.m.
Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS." Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than themselves.
By Thomas Sowell December 30, 2014 6 a.m.
This has been a year of anniversaries. It was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War — a war that many at the time saw as madness, and predicted that it would be the harbinger of a Second World War a generation later.
By Thomas Sowell December 23, 2014 6 a.m.
The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs, and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police.
By Thomas Sowell December 16, 2014 6 a.m.
Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious — has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: "Compared to what alternative?"
By Thomas Sowell December 9, 2014 6 a.m.
This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached different conclusions from those reached by mobs who made up their minds without examining that evidence.
By Thomas Sowell December 2, 2014 6 a.m.
Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Mo. But, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion but you're not entitled to your own facts."
By Thomas Sowell November 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got Obamacare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media.
By Thomas Sowell November 11, 2014 6 a.m.
Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead?