Talking points vs. reality

by Thomas Sowell -- In a swindle that would make Bernie Madoff look like an amateur, Barack Obama has gotten a substantial segment of the population to believe that he can add more…

Stimulus or sedative?

by Thomas Sowell -- Abraham Lincoln once asked an audience how many legs a dog has, if you called the tail a leg? When the audience said "five," Lincoln corrected them, saying more…

Alice in health care

by Thomas Sowell -- Most discussions of health care are like something out of "Alice in Wonderland." What is the biggest complaint about the current medical care situation? "It costs too much." more…

An economic whodunit

by Thomas Sowell -- During bad times, the blame game is the biggest game in Washington. Wall Street "greed" or "predatory" lenders seem to be favorite targets to blame for our current more…

Politicians' goal: Get us to hate others

by Thomas Sowell -- If eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, incessant distractions are the way politicians take away our freedoms, in order to enhance their own power and longevity in more…

The fallacy of 'fairness'

by Thomas Sowell -- If there is ever a contest to pick which word has done the most damage to people's thinking, and to actions to carry out that thinking, my nomination more…

Politicians in Wonderland

by Thomas Sowell -- There was a recent flap because three different members of the Obama administration, on three different Sunday television talk shows, gave three widely differing estimates of how many more…

Are Republicans 'due'?

by Thomas Sowell -- When a baseball player has come to bat after failing to get a hit 20 times in a row, some fans say he is "due" for a hit. more…

'Notional' security

by Thomas Sowell -- The latest "screw-up" that let a man with explosives get on a plan on Christmas Day is only part of a larger laxness and irresponsibility when it comes more…