One of the many highlights of my long and enjoyable career in journalism was to have met the great economist Thomas Sowell twice and interviewed him several times. I first met Sowell, who’s just turned 90, in Los Angeles in the 1980s when the conservative/libertarian free-market economist and social critic came in to personally shake…

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Chris Hayes of MSNBC and I don’t overlap much when it comes to politics, and his book sales are far higher than mine. But our race-centric works of nonfiction are bumping against each other trying to attract eyeballs in the sidewalk display window of Bradleys’ Books in the Strip District. Hayes’ premise in A Colony…

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