By Thomas Sowell March 11, 2014 6 a.m.
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, among other things.
By Thomas Sowell March 4, 2014 6 a.m.
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 February 25, 2014 6 a.m.
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 actually having risen.
By Thomas Sowell February 11, 2014 6 a.m.
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
By Thomas Sowell February 4, 2014 6 a.m.
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 January 28, 2014 6 a.m.
During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing. But I was wholly unaware that she was wearing perfume, even though we had been in a car together for about half an hour, driving to the restaurant.
By Thomas Sowell January 21, 2014 6 a.m.
One of the things that attracted me to the political left, as a young man, was a belief that leftists were for "the people."
By Thomas Sowell January 14, 2014 6 a.m.
The first time I saw New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on television, a few years ago, my first reaction was astonishment: "A talking Republican!"
By Thomas Sowell January 7, 2014 6 a.m.
New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, in his inaugural speech, denounced people "on the far right" who "continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics." According to Mayor de Blasio, "They believe that the way to move forward is to give more to the most fortunate, and that somehow the benefits will work their way down to everyone else."
By Thomas Sowell December 31, 2013 6 a.m.
Whenever we stand on the threshold of a new year, we are tempted to forget the hazards of prophecy, and try to see what may lie on the other side of this arbitrary division of time.