Articles by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | December 25, 2014
Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture.” But any serious discussion of a seri…
pe.com | December 19, 2014
This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached …
pe.com | December 15, 2014
The fiasco of Rolling Stone magazine’s apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house – and the instant rush to judgment of the universit…
pe.com | December 8, 2014
Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Mo. But, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but you’re not entitl…
pe.com | December 1, 2014
Jonathan Gruber’s several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstr…
pe.com | November 24, 2014
If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Unde…
pe.com | November 10, 2014
Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead? The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. Had the Democrat…
pe.com | October 27, 2014
Goddard College’s recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by “educators&rdqu…
pe.com | October 20, 2014
The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.” Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like …
pe.com | October 6, 2014
Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a nonjudgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional – which means that decency is likely to become less common. The biggest issue …
pe.com | September 23, 2014
Some pundits are saying that President Barack Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. In all my …
pe.com | September 16, 2014
Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to …
pe.com | September 9, 2014
The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on…
pe.com | September 4, 2014
The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people “moderately disapprove” of Barack Obama’s performance as president and 39 percent “strongly disapprove.”…
pe.com | August 26, 2014
Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened si…

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