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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.

 

Thomas Sowell: Attacking achievement

Posted 8/12/2014 in National Columns

New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist.

 

Thomas Sowell: A primer on race

Posted 7/21/2014 in National Columns

Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. "Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done."

 

Thomas Sowell: A bitter after-taste

Posted 6/17/2014 in National Columns

The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind.

 

Thomas Sowell: The Ambassador and the post office

Posted 6/3/2014 in National Columns

At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors' Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obvious copy of Britain's Morris Oxford of some decades earlier.

 

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Posted 5/27/2014 in National Columns

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will the Veterans Administration scandal wake up those people who have been blithely saying that what we need is a "single payer" system for medical care?

 

Thomas Sowell: Poverty and snow storms

Posted 5/20/2014 in National Columns

Many years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a fierce snow storm that produced conditions called a "whiteout." That's when the snow is falling so thick and fast that all you can see in any direction is just sheer white.

 

Thomas Sowell: Chuck Stone (1924-2014)

Posted 4/17/2014 in National Columns

Black journalist Chuck Stone was one of those people whose passing makes us think, "We shall not see his like again."

 

Thomas Sowell: A tiger of a book

Posted 3/18/2014 in National Columns

Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners, tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year.

 

 

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