Intellectuals and Society


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Why Thomas Sowell does not put much faith in Ph.D. degrees.

The Closing of the Liberal Mind


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The New Republic unleashes a vapid, mean-spirited, and indefensible attack on one of the most important intellectual figures of our time.

The Closing of the Liberal Mind: TNR Attacks Thomas Sowell


Despite the fact that in an act of petty malice and politically-motivated spite,  Leon Wieseltier has banned me (or mention of my work) from The New Republic for twenty-five years, I have always regarded the literary pages that he edits as the best “back of the book” section in the opinion magazine business. No more.
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Frank Rich and the State of Liberal Commentary


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No well-known leftist columnist better exemplifies the worst aspects of today’s left.

An Open Letter to Charles Johnson


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Your reasons for breaking with the Right don’t add up.

Dingy Harry’s Blunder & the Left’s Weaponization of Race


The upcoming political tell-all Game Change has set the political landscape ablaze with all sorts of juicy revelations, from the “first black president’s” true feelings towards President Barack Obama to an inside look at the marriage of John & Elizabeth Edwards, but the one that’s garnered the most attention has been Senate Majority Leader Harry [...]

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Moral exhibitionism: Media Matters’ in-house flasher


Thomas Sowell calls it “moral exhibitionism”: that annoying leftist habit of expressing disproportionate outrage over cooked-up “controversies.”
For those who indulge in such “self-satisfied preening,” Sowell writes, “indignation is a way of life”:
Progressives are in the business of complaining and denouncing (…) Some of the most vocal critics of the way things are being done are [...]

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What Has Obama Accomplished?


I have a new article on RightBias.com:

Making the rounds of conservative talk shows lately is the question, “What has Obama accomplished so far?” The question is asked of of Obama supporters and the answers range from ‘abolishing lobbyists’ to ’securing world peace’ to ‘lowering taxes.’

One thing all answers have in common: They are [...]

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Voice of Reason: Thomas Sowell


Dr. Sowell debates the merits and demerits of the welfare system and the incentives it creates, in this classic film clip from 1980s.

Voice of Reason is NewsReal’s new feature highlighting political videos from noted commentators. If you would like to suggest one then please email NewsReal’s Assistant Managing Editor David Swindle at DavidSwindle AT Gmail [...]