Articles by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | August 29, 2016
Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from e…
pe.com | August 22, 2016
Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there – Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn. T…
pe.com | August 15, 2016
We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 …
pe.com | August 8, 2016
We 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…
pe.com | August 1, 2016
The good news is that both political conventions are now behind us. The bad news is that the election is ahead of us. No one knows how this election will turn out, but given the awful presidential …
pe.com | July 25, 2016
If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only…
pe.com | July 19, 2016
If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people should be evenly or randomly distributed according to incomes, institutions, occupations …
pe.com | July 11, 2016
There was never a more appropriately named book than “The War on Cops” by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush …
pe.com | July 4, 2016
There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matte…
pe.com | June 27, 2016
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its o…
pe.com | June 20, 2016
Murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control controversies, with stock arguments on both sides …
pe.com | June 13, 2016
However great the shock of the massacre in Orlando, it is only a matter of time before we start hearing again the fact-free dogma that “diversity is our strength.” Is diversity our stre…
pe.com | June 6, 2016
Among the many disturbing signs of our times are conservatives and libertarians of high intelligence and high principles who are advocating government programs that relieve people of the necessity …
pe.com | May 31, 2016
Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism tur…
pe.com | May 23, 2016
This is the season of college commencement speeches – an art form that has seldom been memorable, but in recent times has increasingly become toxic. Two themes seem to dominate commencement s…

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