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Thomas Sowell

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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.

Sowell: 'Legacy of slavery' argument an evasion of responsibilty

By Thomas Sowell May 5, 2015 6 a.m.

Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina.

Sowell: There's nothing to learn from European antitrust laws

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

We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge.

Sowell: Primary chaos will sort out contenders, pretenders

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

Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy.

Sowell: 'Climate change' debate should be settled by science

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

How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things?

Sowell: It's liberals, not conservatives, who trashed the liberal arts

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

An opinion piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared recently in The Wall Street Journal.

Sowell: Unthinkable may become reality if Iran goes nuclear

By Thomas Sowell March 31, 2015 6 a.m.

Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat.

Sowell: What has Hillary Clinton accomplished? Not much

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

It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished.

Sowell: Obama administration not learning from the past

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

When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on March 3, it was the third time he had done so. The only other person to address a joint session of Congress three times was British prime minister Winston Churchill.

Sowell: Data in Ferguson police shooting report misinterpreted

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

The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by every American.

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