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Thomas Sowell

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Sowell: Obama's patriotism should have been questioned earlier

By Thomas Sowell February 24, 2015 6 a.m.

The firestorm of denunciation of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that remark — especially at a time when there are much bigger issues, including wars raging, terrorist atrocities and a nuclear Iran on the horizon.

Sowell: Obama's 'happy talk' could lead to major catastrophe

By Thomas Sowell February 17, 2015 6 a.m.

When Alfred E. Neuman said "What me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But the message is not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

Sowell: Hysteria trumps evidence in vaccination controversy

By Thomas Sowell February 10, 2015 6 a.m.

The current controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. Measles was virtually wiped out in the United States years ago. Why the resurgence?

Sowell: Facts don't justify pursuing climate-change policies

By Thomas Sowell February 3, 2015 6 a.m.

It was refreshing to see meteorologists apologize for their dire — and wrong — predictions of an unprecedented snowstorm that they had said would devastate the Northeast. It was a big storm, but the Northeast has seen lots of big snowstorms before and will probably see lots of big snowstorms again. That's called winter.

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.

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