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THOMAS SOWELL

Title: Columnist - Creators Syndicate
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Recent Work

  • Thomas Sowell: Affirmative-action facts refute what liberals believe is best Published 01/20/2013 at 4 a.m.

    There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing ...

  • Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts on the passing scene Published 03/22/2007 at 9:35 a.m.

    Where are all the beautiful movie actresses? There are some better looking women on television news programs.

  • Thomas Sowell: Is Gingrich back in the hunt for the White House? Published 03/16/2007 at midnight

    The enthusiastic reception given to a speech by Newt Gingrich at a recent meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee has revived speculation that he may enter the presidential nomination race, after all.

  • Thomas Sowell: Global warming swindle Updated 03/16/2007 at 7:07 p.m.

    Britain's Channel 4 has produced a devastating documentary titled "The Great Global Warming Swindle." It has apparently not been broadcast by any of the networks in the United States. But, fortunately, it is available on the Internet.

  • Thomas Sowell: Some 'support' Published 03/13/2007 at noon

    The front cover of Newsweek's March 5th issue featured a woman with amputated legs and a sweatshirt that said "ARMY" across the front. Inside, there were pages and pages of other pictures of badly wounded and disfigured military veterans, in ...

  • Thomas Sowell: Meatgrinder politics Published 03/07/2007 at noon

    If you wanted a textbook example of what is wrong about appointing a special prosecutor, the prosecution of White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby is a classic. Let's go back to square one to see how this sorry chapter in ...

  • Thomas Sowell: Premature politics Published 03/05/2007 at noon

    Some of us had just gotten used to the fact that it is now 2007, when all sorts of people started acting as if it is 2008. Polls keep coming out showing who is the front-runner among the many Democratic ...

  • Thomas Sowell: Draft could be dangerous to military Published 08/06/2006 at midnight

    There was a time when most members of Congress had served in the military, as had many people in the media. Today that is no longer true — and it shows in many ways. Ignorance should at least create caution ...

  • Thomas Sowell: Liberal media still strong, misleading Published 06/18/2006 at midnight

    Conservatives who point out the declining audience for the big television network newscasts, and declining public trust of the media in general, often underestimate how much clout the liberal media still have.

  • Thomas Sowell: Bordering on fraud Published 05/25/2006 at 12:03 a.m.

    The immigration bill before Congress has some of the most serious consequences for the future of this country. Yet it is not being discussed seriously by most politicians or most of the media. Instead, it is being discussed in a ...

  • Thomas Sowell: The biggest scandal in Duke University rape case Published 05/21/2006 at midnight

    The worst thing said in the case involving rape charges against Duke University students was not said by either the prosecutor or the defense attorneys, or even by any of the accusers or the accused.

  • Thomas Sowell: Immigration 'solutions' begin with recognizing the problem Published 04/16/2006 at midnight

    Activists who are organizing mass marches and demonstrations in cities across America may well be congratulating themselves on the huge numbers of people they can get to turn out to protest efforts in Congress to reduce illegal immigration.

  • Thomas Sowell: Immigration 'solutions' begin with recognizing the problem Published 04/12/2006 at 12:02 a.m.

    Activists who are organizing mass marches and demonstrations in cities across America may well be congratulating themselves on the huge numbers of people they can get to turn out to protest efforts in Congress to reduce illegal immigration.

  • Thomas Sowell: Snake oil sales: Congress needs binding arbitration on its members Published 01/19/2006 at 12:01 a.m.

    Not too long ago in our frontier days, snake oil salesmen roamed the land claiming cures for “everything that ails you.” Now the Republican-led Congress, which claimed it would heal us from 40 years of “corrupt” Democratic Party rule, has ...

  • Thomas Sowell: A lesson in life about the levels of education Published 01/16/2006 at midnight

    Recent news that school children in Charlotte, North Carolina, had the highest test scores among children in big cities across the country had a special impact on me. Back in the late 1930s, I went to school in Charlotte and, ...

  • Thomas Sowell: A look at an odd reflection: Curing poverty or using poverty? Published 01/11/2006 at midnight

    "China is lifting a million people a month out of poverty." It is just one statement in an interesting new book titled "The Undercover Economist" by Tim Harford. But it has huge implications.

  • Thomas Sowell: Issue of Iran and nuclear weapons pushing us to a precipice Published 01/04/2006 at midnight

    When you are boating on the Niagara River, there are signs marking the point at which you must go ashore or else you will be sucked over the falls. With Iran moving toward the development of nuclear weapons, we are ...

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