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…

Obama: Like a banana-republic despot

by Thomas Sowell -- There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election – so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the more…

Paul Ryan and Obama's 'Mourning in America'

by Thomas Sowell -- Gov. Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is one of those decisions that seem obvious – if not inevitable – in retrospect, more…

'Market failure' and the Bronx Bombers

by Thomas Sowell -- It has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports and in commentaries on sports than there is in politics and in commentaries on more…

Big lies in politics

by Thomas Sowell -- It was either Adolf Hitler or his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, who said that the people will believe any lie, if it is big enough and told often more…

News propaganda and gun control

by Thomas Sowell -- Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that 1) someone would try to link the more…

Are race riots not news?

by Thomas Sowell -- When I first saw a book with the title, "White Girl Bleed A Lot" by Colin Flaherty, I instantly knew what it was about, even though I had more…