Thomas Sowell

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  • February 06, 2017

    Education at a crossroads

    Thomas SowellThe teachers' unions and the education establishment have mounted an all-out smear campaign to prevent Betsy DeVos from being confirmed as secretary of education. Why? Because she has shown for more than 20 years that she thinks schools exist to educate children.

  • December 27, 2016

    Random thoughts and looking back

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    (Editor's note: Veteran columnist Thomas Sowell has announced his retirement at age 86. This commentary is the first of two he has written before retiring.)

    The first column I ever wrote, 39 years ago, was titled "The Profits of Doom." This was long before Al Gore made millions of dollars promoting global warming hysteria. 

  • December 20, 2016

    The 'diversity' fraud

    Thomas SowellWhat justifies diversity? Nothing but unsupported assertions, repeated endlessly, piously and loudly – and more often than not, by our own courts.

  • December 12, 2016

    Assessing where we are, where we are going

    Thomas SowellOur fundamental freedoms under the Constitution are at stake in the choice of the next nominee to become a Justice of the closely divided Supreme Court. 

  • December 06, 2016

    The left's gambles

    Thomas SowellGambling with other people's livelihoods is a central part of the agenda of the political left – and the left pays no price when their gamble fails.

  • November 08, 2016

    Painful choices

    Thomas SowellThe issue before the voters today is not which of the two – Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton – is the worse person. The issue is which is more dangerous to the future of America.

  • October 11, 2016

    Words vs. deeds

    Thomas SowellDonald Trump's gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse.

  • October 04, 2016

    The academic curtain

    Thomas SowellWhile there is no "iron curtain" around America's campuses, there is a curtain nonetheless – and its effects are dangerously close to those produced by the "iron curtain" around the Soviet bloc during the Cold War.