Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:45

Damaging Admissions

Admitting students strictly on the basis of their academic qualifications, which might seem to be common sense, is rejected by many college admissions committees.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 21:00

Stormy Weather and Politics

It was refreshing to see meteorologists apologize for their dire — and wrong — predictions of an unprecedented snow storm that they had said would devastate the northeast. Unfortunately, we are not likely to hear any similar apologies from those who have been promoting "global warming" hysteria for years, in defiance of data that fail to fit their climate models.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 08:00

Obama Versus America

In his recent trip to India, President Obama repeated a long-standing pattern of his — denigrating the United States to foreign audiences. He said that he had been discriminated against because of his skin color in America, a country in which there is, even now, "terrible poverty."

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 18:45

"Diversity" in Action

We cannot simply let in everyone who wants to come to America, or there will be no America to come to. Cultures matter — and not all cultures are mutually compatible, as Europeans are belatedly learning, the hard way.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 15:40

The 'Equality' Racket

If one racial or ethnic group has a lower income than another, that is automatically called "discrimination" by many people in politics, the media and academia.

Monday, 05 January 2015 14:45

Random Thoughts

Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king than a president. Maybe it is time we change the way we address him. "Your Majesty" may be a little too much, but perhaps "Your Royal Glibness" might be appropriate.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 12:10

A Year of Anniversaries

Anniversaries are opportunities to look back at historic turning points, compare the rhetoric of the time with the reality that we now know unfolded — and to learn hard lessons about the difference between rhetoric and reality for our own time.

Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series Dragnet, may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, "Just the facts, ma'am." But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 17:00

The High Cost of Playing the Race Card

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.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Is Law Optional?

Do we want people punished, based on other people's preconceptions, rather than on the facts of the individual case?

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