Articles by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | May 16, 2016
We must frankly face the fact that the front-runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally. This year&r…
pe.com | May 10, 2016
Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited – and then disinvited – to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech. Mr. Riley is a Senio…
pe.com | April 25, 2016
The sudden appearance last year of Donald Trump on the political horizon may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him. Does Trump have conserva…
pe.com | April 18, 2016
If there is one pattern emerging from this year’s political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality – in both parties. The biggest surprise among the Democrats is Bernie Sanders, a…
pe.com | April 12, 2016
We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican n…
pe.com | March 28, 2016
If there is one thing that is bipartisan in Washington, it is brazen hypocrisy. Currently there is much indignation being expressed by Democrats because the Republican Senate refuses to hold confir…
pe.com | March 21, 2016
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 t…
pe.com | March 14, 2016
It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America today. That is because the front-runners in…
pe.com | March 7, 2016
The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside world. In the wake of that de…
pe.com | March 1, 2016
The “Super Tuesday” primaries may signal a turning point for America – and, quite possibly, a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing inter…
pe.com | February 23, 2016
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 ar…
pe.com | February 17, 2016
Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant – Justice Antonin Scalia – suddenly overshadows all o…
pe.com | February 10, 2016
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 “entitleme…
pe.com | February 2, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz’s upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals – that he is winning and his critics are losers. …
pe.com | January 27, 2016
The latest tempest-in-a-teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represente…

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