Thomas Sowell (2016)



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  • December 27, 2016

    Random thoughts and looking back

    Thomas Sowell


    (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.

  • September 27, 2016

    'Favors' to blacks

    Thomas SowellMany successful political careers have been built on giving blacks "favors" that look good on the surface but do lasting damage in the long run. Case in point: the vastly expanded welfare state – which has effectively destroyed the black family in America.

  • September 06, 2016

    Some truth about misleading statistics

    Thomas SowellEven if the statistics themselves are absolutely accurate, the words that describe what they are measuring can be grossly misleading.

  • August 30, 2016

    A gem in Chicago

    Thomas SowellWe have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone.

  • August 16, 2016

    Does black success matter?

    Thomas SowellIf you want to understand this crazy and unconscionable situation, just follow the money and follow the votes.

  • August 09, 2016

    Old lies

    Thomas SowellWe expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies, years ago or even decades ago.

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