Articles by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | April 27, 2015
Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy. Seldom does the i…
pe.com | April 20, 2015
How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices …
pe.com | April 6, 2015
By abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iran’s nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary introduction t…
pe.com | March 30, 2015
It is not often that the leader of a small city-state – in this case, Singapore – gets an international reputation. But no one deserved it more than Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of Singapo…
pe.com | March 20, 2015
It is fascinating to see brilliant people belatedly discover the obvious – and to see an even larger number of brilliant people never discover the obvious. A recent story in a San Francisco n…
pe.com | March 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued two reports, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about “the shooting death of Michael Brown by F…
pe.com | March 9, 2015
There may be some poetic justice in the recent revelation that Hillary Clinton, who has made big noises about a “pay gap” between women and men, paid the women on her Senate staff just …
pe.com | March 2, 2015
When Alfred E. Neuman said “What, me worry?,” it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. In a mu…
pe.com | February 23, 2015
Opponents of charter schools have claimed that these schools are “cherry-picking” the students they admit and that this explains why many charter schools get better educational results …
pe.com | February 16, 2015
The controversy over whether parents should be forced to have their children vaccinated for measles is one of the painful signs of our times. Measles was virtually wiped out in the United States ye…
pe.com | February 9, 2015
In his recent trip to India, President Barack Obama repeated a long-standing pattern of his – denigrating the United States to foreign audiences. He said that he had been discriminated agains…
pe.com | February 4, 2015
It was refreshing to see meteorologists apologize for their dire – and wrong – predictions of an unprecedented snow storm that they had said would devastate the northeast. It was a big …
pe.com | January 19, 2015
With 2015 just getting underway, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign. Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is hon…
pe.com | January 16, 2015
President Barack Obama’s absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was …
pe.com | January 5, 2015
Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARDS.” Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality &…

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