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Thomas Sowell: Conservatives for Trump?

Posted 4/26/2016 in National Columns

The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him.

 

Thomas Sowell: Winners or whiners?

Posted 4/19/2016 in National Columns

If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year's political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality -- in both parties.

 

Thomas Sowell: The 'voice of the people' fallacy

Posted 4/16/2016 in National Columns

We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican nominee, and that nomination goes instead to someone else, then the convention will have ignored "the voice of the people."

 

Thomas Sowell: Voting at a crossroads

Posted 3/15/2016 in National Columns

It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

 

Thomas Sowell: Desperate tactics

Posted 3/9/2016 in National Columns

It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment.

 

Thomas Sowell: A path to disaster

Posted 3/3/2016 in National Columns

The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside world.

 

Thomas Sowell: Last chance for America?

Posted 3/1/2016 in National Columns

The "Super Tuesday" primaries may be a turning point for America -- and quite possibly a turn for the worse.

 

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

Posted 2/17/2016 in National Columns

Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year's primary election campaigns, the death of a giant -- Justice Antonin Scalia -- suddenly overshadows all of that.

 

Thomas Sowell: Grow up, Donald Trump

Posted 2/1/2016 in National Columns

Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!"

 

Thomas Sowell: The demand for villains

Posted 1/28/2016 in National Columns

The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood.

 

Thomas Sowell: Do emotions Trump facts?

Posted 1/22/2016 in National Columns

Former governor Sarah Palin is an intelligent person, contrary to how liberals have tried to portray her.

 

Thomas Sowell: A resurgence of intolerance

Posted 12/1/2015 in National Columns

Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators -- such as at the University of Missouri recently -- bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded.

 

Thomas Sowell: Opportunity versus outcomes

Posted 9/17/2015 in National Columns

A hostile review of my new book -- "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" -- said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable."

 

Thomas Sowell: The 'equality' racket

Posted 1/6/2015 in National Columns

Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS."

 

Thomas Sowell: Tortured reasoning

Posted 12/17/2014 in National Columns

Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture."

 

Thomas Sowell: Opinions vs. facts

Posted 12/2/2014 in National Columns

Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

Thomas Sowell: Predatory journalism

Posted 10/24/2014 in National Columns

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."

 

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Posted 10/4/2014 in National Columns

Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common.

 

Thomas Sowell: Who wants war?

Posted 9/23/2014 in National Columns

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.

 

Thomas Sowell: Mob rule economics

Posted 9/9/2014 in National Columns

While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule.

 

 

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