'Cooling out' the voters

by Thomas Sowell -- Confidence men know that their victim – "the mark" as he has been called – is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes more…

Libya and lies

by Thomas Sowell -- It was a little much when President Barack Obama said that he was "offended" by the suggestion that his administration would try to deceive the public about what more…

When liberals were liberals

by Thomas Sowell -- Random thoughts on the passing scene: Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as more…

Phony in chief

by Thomas Sowell -- When President Barack Obama and others on the left are not busy admonishing the rest of us to be "civil" in our discussions of political issues, they are more…

With politicians, you get what you pay for

by Thomas Sowell -- Now that the National Football League has apparently learned that it can be costly to hire cheap officials, perhaps the rest of us should learn the same lesson more…

Obama vs. Obama

by Thomas Sowell -- Many voters will be comparing Mitt Romney with Barack Obama between now and Election Day. But what might be even more revealing would be comparing Obama with Obama. more…

Can Republicans talk?

by Thomas Sowell -- The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My gosh! A talking Republican!" It was more…

Where's President Harding when you need him?

by Thomas Sowell -- Former president Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that Barack Obama has a plan to rescue the economy, and only the fact that the Republicans stood in more…

Barack Obama's confident ignorance

by Thomas Sowell -- After reading Barack Obama's book "Dreams from My Father," it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early more…

How about insurance against politicians?

by Thomas Sowell -- Insurance is all about risk. Yet neither insurance companies nor their policy-holders can do anything about one of the biggest risks – namely, interference by politicians, to turn more…