By Thomas Sowell October 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once said, "All politics is local." That may have been true in Tip O'Neill's day, but some elections are decisively on national issues — and the congressional elections this year are overwhelmingly national, just as the elections of 1860 were dominated by one national issue, namely slavery.
By Thomas Sowell October 7, 2014 6 a.m.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans — about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves.
By Thomas Sowell September 30, 2014 6 a.m.
Random thoughts on the passing scene by Thomas Sowell.
By Thomas Sowell September 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the Islamic State crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Thomas Sowell August 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
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.