Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:00

Supreme Hypocrisy

Currently there is much indignation being expressed by Democrats because the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to hold confirmation hearings on President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 13:55

Black and White, Left and Right

Much is made of the fact that liberals and conservatives see racial issues differently, which they do. But these differences have too often been seen as simply those on the right being racist and those on the left not.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 15:30

Random Thoughts

The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them — as Republicans have saved them before.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 06:00

Paranoid Politics

Amid all the media analyses of the prospects of each of the candidates in both political parties, there is remarkably little discussion of the validity — or lack of validity — of the arguments these candidates are using.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 19:00

The Lure of Socialism

Who would not want to live in a world where college was free, along with many other things, and where government protected us from the shocks of life and guaranteed our happiness? It would be Disneyland for adults!

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 06:00

Toxic Words

During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is "entitlement."

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 20:45

Random Thoughts

The best New Year's Resolution I ever made was to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. That may be especially valuable during an election year.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 06:00

The Demand for Villains

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

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:00

Do Emotions Trump Facts?

Those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational can sometimes have a hard time trying to explain what is going on in politics. 

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 08:00

Obama: Showman-in-Chief

Those who have been marveling at Donald Trump's political showmanship were given a reminder of who is the top showman of them all, when President Barack Obama went on television to make a pitch for his unilateral actions to restrict gun sales and make a more general case for tighter gun control laws.

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