Fiscal cliff notes

by Thomas Sowell -- Amid all the political and media hoopla about the "fiscal cliff" crisis, there are a few facts worth noting. First of all, despite all the melodrama about raising more…

IQ and race

by Thomas Sowell -- Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on more…

Unions: Killing the Twinkies goose

by Thomas Sowell -- Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children that has a heavy message a lot of adults should listen more…

The GOP's nice losers

by Thomas Sowell -- Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment – nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, more…

Save us from bipartisan intervention

by Thomas Sowell -- This country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years. Our children and grandchildren may someday more…

'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…