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Thomas Sowell

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Sowell: Left pushes policies with no regard to consequences

By Thomas Sowell July 28, 2015 6 a.m.

There is no way to know what is going on in someone else's mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words.

Sowell: Iran nuke deal may be history's worst political blunder

By Thomas Sowell July 21, 2015 6 a.m.

Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country's exploration of the outside world the "worst political blunder in the history of civilization."

Sowell: Lingering in the past slows progress on racial issues

By Thomas Sowell July 14, 2015 6 a.m.

In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer's hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it.

Sowell: Blaming 'legacy of slavery' for ills omits other factors

By Thomas Sowell July 7, 2015 6 a.m.

Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliché of "a legacy of slavery."

Sowell: Supreme Court dismantling power of 'we the people'

By Thomas Sowell June 30, 2015 6 a.m.

Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about Obamacare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them.

Sowell: Choosing Clinton based on gender inviting disaster

By Thomas Sowell June 23, 2015 6 a.m.

There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016.

Sowell: 'Micro-aggression' efforts seek to silence dissenters

By Thomas Sowell June 16, 2015 6 a.m.

The political left has come up with a new buzzword: "micro-aggression."

Sowell: Mistakes made in Iraq, but Obama's prove most costly

By Thomas Sowell June 9, 2015 6 a.m.

After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: "Who lost China?" China was, of course, never ours to lose, though it might be legitimate to ask if a different American policy toward China could have led to a different outcome.

Sowell: Innocent people pay cost of political expediency

By Thomas Sowell June 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolves in order to curry favor with local voters.

Sowell: Give a graduate the gift of alternative to far-left views

By Thomas Sowell May 26, 2015 6 a.m.

This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood in the real world.

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