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Thomas Sowell

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Sowell: Book sheds light on why some kids start speaking late

By Thomas Sowell September 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age 2, 3 or even 4 can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do — and what not to do.

Sowell: Mob rule tactics used to push minimum wage agenda

By Thomas Sowell September 9, 2014 6 a.m.

While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule.

Sowell: We shouldn't elect 'a woman' just to elect 'a woman'

By Thomas Sowell September 2, 2014 6 a.m.

The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people "moderately disapprove" of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent "strongly disapprove." 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.

Sowell: Prevailing liberal social vision at odds with hard facts

By Thomas Sowell August 26, 2014 6 a.m.

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.

Sowell: Random thoughts, from baseball to Israel to Obama

By Thomas Sowell August 19, 2014 6 a.m.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Sowell: N.Y.C. mayor trying to solve nonexistent problems

By Thomas Sowell August 12, 2014 6 a.m.

New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist.

Sowell: Stances on Israel, immigrants typify post-thinking era

By Thomas Sowell August 5, 2014 6 a.m.

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

Sowell: In the long run, cease-fires do little to halt bloodshed

By Thomas Sowell July 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest-looking little children I had seen anywhere.

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?

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