Obama's lying, again

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the highly developed talents of President Barack Obama is the ability to say things that are demonstrably false, and make them sound not only plausible but more…

Who needs actual evidence?

by Thomas Sowell -- A long-standing legal charade was played out again recently, when Federal Express paid $3 million to settle an employment discrimination case brought by the U.S. Department of Labor. more…

Geraldo has a point

by Thomas Sowell -- It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially lifesaving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not more…

The welfare state: Rhetoric vs. reality

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the things that turned up, during a long-overdue cleanup of my office was an old yellowed copy of the New York Times dated July 24, 1992. more…

Derrick Bell: Professorial pretender

by Thomas Sowell -- Many years ago, I learned of an episode in the life of a promising young black man that is relevant to things happening now. He had been educated more…

Obama team protects black thugs

by Thomas Sowell -- There have been many frauds of historic proportions – for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for more…

The man who may have saved your life

by Thomas Sowell -- There are undoubtedly many people who are alive today because of James Q. Wilson, who died last week. He was not a doctor or medical scientist, nor was more…

What Super Tuesday really means

by Thomas Sowell -- Many people are looking to the many primary elections on March 6 – "Super Tuesday" – to clarify where this year's Republican nomination campaign is headed. It may more…

GOP's expert mud-slinging

by Thomas Sowell -- The only good news for the Republicans coming out of the seemingly endless presidential candidate "debates" is that some Republican leaders are now belatedly thinking about how they more…

The 'fairness' fraud

by Thomas Sowell -- During a recent Fox News Channel debate about the Obama administration's tax policies, Democrat Bob Beckel raised the issue of "fairness." He pointed out that a child born more…