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Thomas Sowell

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Sowell: Random thoughts, from Obama to radical feminists

By Thomas Sowell January 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Sowell: Republicans need candidate who can walk the walk

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.

Sowell: Obama's worldview ignores what is best for Americans

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.

Sowell: Equality is a word easily misunderstood, manipulated

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.

Sowell: Obama continues dangerous precedent set by Wilson

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.

Sowell: Playing race card has dangerous consequences for all

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.

Sowell: Public's 'right to know' jeopardizes fight against terror

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?"

Sowell: Escape chaos by curling up with straight-talking books

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.

Sowell: Ferguson mob rampages will have lingering effects

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."

Sowell: Liberals' political games assume Americans are dumb

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.

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