Articles on Politics by Thomas Sowell

pe.com | December 13, 2016
We are now in a kind of political no-man’s-land between an administration on its way out and a new administration taking shape. Predictions are always risky — and nowhere more so than i…
pe.com | November 14, 2016
The good news is that we dodged a bullet in this election. The bad news is that we don’t know how many other bullets are coming, or from what direction. A Hillary Clinton victory would have m…
pe.com | November 8, 2016
Let’s talk sense about the election. Nothing is to be gained by refusing to face the hard facts. What are those facts? First of all, neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump has the qualifica…
pe.com | October 11, 2016
Donald Trump’s gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse. Trump’s talk is indefensible. But Hillary Clinton’s a…
pe.com | September 20, 2016
There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory. A professor at Morgan State Universi…
pe.com | September 12, 2016
Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter like all other lives, then it is hard to see any racial issue that …
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 | 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 | 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 | 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…

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