Articles by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | January 18, 2016
After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. Bu…
pe.com | January 12, 2016
In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of pro…
pe.com | January 5, 2016
Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English. It is understandable when complicated processes require complica…
pe.com | December 16, 2015
Among the many sad signs of our time are the political and media attacks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for speaking the plain truth on a subject where lies have been the norm for years. …
pe.com | December 8, 2015
When the president of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. Bu…
pe.com | November 30, 2015
There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making …
pe.com | November 25, 2015
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some financial institutions may be considered “too big to fail,” but contemporary Western society may be too frivolous to survive. The Romans had b…
pe.com | November 16, 2015
There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this…
pe.com | October 26, 2015
Many people may share Sen. Bernie Sanders’ complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than emails. One issue i…
pe.com | October 20, 2015
In recent months there have been a series of cases reported in the media, where some teenage thug – white, black or Hispanic – has been stopped by a policeman for some routine violation…
pe.com | October 12, 2015
President Obama’s intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws is part of his pattern of using sites of s…
pe.com | October 5, 2015
One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme, “What’s holding women back in the workplace?&rdqu…
pe.com | September 28, 2015
Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of “affordable housing” as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make housing unafford…
pe.com | September 22, 2015
Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same duri…
pe.com | September 9, 2015
The refugee crisis in Europe is one of those human tragedies for which there are no real solutions, despite how many shrill voices in the media may denounce those who fail to come up with a solutio…

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