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Sowell: The left and the masses

By Thomas Sowell | The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that […]

Sowell: Words v. deeds

By Thomas Sowell | 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 actions as Secretary of State, carrying out the Obama administration’s foreign policies, have cost many lives in many places, including the […]

Dunbar High School after 100 years

By Thomas Sowell | One hundred years ago, on October 2, 1916, a new public high school building for black youngsters was opened in Washington, D.C., and named for black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Its history is a story inspiring in many ways and appalling in many other ways. Prior to 1916, the same high […]

Sowell: The academic curtain

By Thomas Sowell | Back in the days of the Cold War between the Communist bloc of nations and the Western democracies, the Communists maintained pervasive restrictions around Eastern Europe that were aptly called an “iron curtain,” isolating the people in its bloc from the ideas of the West and physically obstructing their escape. One […]

Sowell: ‘Favors’ to Blacks

By Thomas Sowell | Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor – off the record – what his response to them was. He said, “I give them all A’s and B’s. To hell with them.” Since […]

Sowell: Our political predicament

By Thomas Sowell | 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 University summarized the situation by saying that the upcoming debates may enable voters to decide which is the […]

Sowell: Election year books

By Thomas Sowell | Election year politics generates much rhetoric and confusion. And the media often adds its spin. But, fortunately, there are some books around that deal with reality and can cut through the nonsense. Most of these books were not written during this election year, but what they presented can be very eye-opening […]

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