Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long.
Random Thoughts, Looking Back By Dr. Thomas Sowell
Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit — even if only to himself — being a relic of a bygone era. Having lived long enough to have seen both “the greatest generation” that fought World War II and the gratingest generation that we see all around us today, makes being a relic of the past more of a boast than an admission.
The Fatal Fallacy of Gun Control
The fatal fallacy of gun control laws in general is the assumption that such laws actually control guns. Criminals who disobey other laws are not likely to be stopped by gun control laws. What such laws actually do is increase the number of disarmed and defenseless victims.
Where Ia America as a Nation?
The key individual in any administration, however, is the President — and that remains the key mystery in the new administration.
Random Thoughts November 2016
Have we reached the ultimate stage of absurdity where some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, while other people are not held responsible for what they themselves are doing today?
Grow Up Donald Trump!
It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies.
The Demand for Villains
The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood.
The New Nomenklatura: California’s “Progressive” Exclusionary Housing Market
Land prices skyrocket when the supply of land is artificially and drastically reduced, which means that housing prices become astronomical.
Donald Trump is a Bad Deal for America
Bipartisan deals — so beloved by media pundits — have produced some of the great disasters in American history.
A Lack of Quality Ideas: Trump and The Republican Establishment
Republican voters’ turning to Trump is a sign of desperation and a telling indictment of what the Republican establishment has been doing for years.
Showman-in-Chief: President Obama on Guns and Crime
None of the things proposed by president Obama is likely to reduce gun violence.
Complicating the Obvious
Making simple things complicated.
The Busybody Left: Using Taxes For Regressive Social Engineering
Handing out vast amounts of the taxpayers’ money is the way the federal government has expanded its power far beyond the powers granted by the Constitution — thereby limiting the freedom of individuals, localities and states.
Middle East Refugees, Immigration and Assimilation
Obama may think of himself as a citizen of the world, but he was elected President of the United States, not head of a world government, and that does not authorize him to gamble the lives of Americans for the benefit of people in other countries.
Remembering 2015: The Year of The Big Lie
Lying, by itself, is obviously not new. What is new is the growing acceptance of lying as “no big deal” by smug sophisticates, so long as these are lies that advance their political causes
Obama vs Reality: President Obama’s Speech Reveals His Disconnect with Reality
Our only real choice is between destroying ISIS over there or waiting for them to come over here and start killing Americans. As in other cases, Obama has made a choice that reflects politics and rhetoric, rather than reality.
Thomas Sowell’s Christmas Gift Recommendations
Thought-provoking books on current events or on history.
America’s Colleges: Citadels of Intolerance
There is no compelling reason for either parents or donors to keep shelling out money to colleges and universities where intolerant professors and student activists impose their ideology on academic institutions
Translating Political Double Speak
It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions.
Random Thoughts for November 2015
Random thoughts on the passing scene…
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