Articles on Politics by Thomas Sowell | 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… | 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… | 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… | 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… | 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… | 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… | 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. … | 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… | 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… | 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 … | 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… | 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… | 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… | September 1, 2015
Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer perio… | August 24, 2015
Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. Moreove…

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