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Thomas Sowell

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Sowell: Playing of race card in immigrant debate a cheap tactic

By Thomas Sowell July 22, 2014 6 a.m.

In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by a Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"

Sowell: GOP threats to Obama are dangerous self-indulgence

By Thomas Sowell July 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public's attention from the Democrats' problems. Who says Republicans are not compassionate?

Sowell: 'Please Stop Helping Us' a factual look at race issues

By Thomas Sowell July 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. "Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done."

Sowell: Happy birthday, America, but wake up before all is lost

By Thomas Sowell July 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America's upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made "America" a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world.

Sowell: Obama on course to create a lame duck democracy

By Thomas Sowell June 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Pundits are pointing to President Barack Obama's recent decline in public opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another "lame duck" president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office.

Sowell: Lessons must be learned as Iraq slips back into chaos

By Thomas Sowell June 17, 2014 6 a.m.

The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter aftertaste for Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or for a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind. Surely, we need to learn from a tragedy of this magnitude.

Sowell: What did President Obama get out of prisoner swap?

By Thomas Sowell June 10, 2014 6 a.m.

People are arguing about what the United States got out of the deal that swapped five top-level terrorist leaders for one American soldier who was, at best, absent from his post in a war zone. Soldiers who served in the same unit with him call him a deserter.

Sowell: U.S. post office a bottomless pit for taxpayers' dollars

By Thomas Sowell June 3, 2014 6 a.m.

At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors' Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obvious copy of Britain's Morris Oxford of some decades earlier. The reason was simple: The Indian government would not allow cars to be imported to compete with it.

Sowell: Random thoughts on the political, social scene

By Thomas Sowell May 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Random thoughts on a passing scene:

Sowell: Youth unable, unwilling to escape poverty snowstorm

By Thomas Sowell May 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Many years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a fierce snowstorm that produced conditions called a "whiteout." That's when the snow is falling so thick and fast that all you can see in any direction is just sheer white. This lady wandered around in the storm, struggling to try to get home, but there was no way for her to know where home was.

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