When Americans trusted their presidents

by Thomas Sowell -- Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the more…

Do farmers really 'need' illegal workers?

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the most common arguments for allowing more immigration is that there is a "need" for foreign workers to do "jobs Americans won't do," especially in agriculture. more…

Let's discriminate among immigrants

by Thomas Sowell -- One of the many sad signs of our times is the way current immigration issues are discussed. A hundred years ago, the immigration controversies of that era were more…

Congress' bullying pulpit

by Thomas Sowell -- We have truly entered the world of "Alice in Wonderland" when the CEO of a company that pays $16 million a day in taxes is hauled up before more…

Wimps versus barbarians

by Thomas Sowell -- An all too familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college more…

Lies about Libya

by Thomas Sowell -- There can be honest differences of opinion on many subjects. But there can also be dishonest differences. Last week's testimony under oath about events in Benghazi on Sept. more…

When politics collide with reality

by Thomas Sowell -- If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the more…

Politics: The art of the impossible

by Thomas Sowell -- Someone called politics "the art of the possible." But, in the era of the modern welfare state, politics is largely the art of the impossible. Those people morbid more…

No black kickers: Is it genes or racism?

by Thomas Sowell -- During decades of watching both collegiate and professional football, I have seen hundreds of touchdowns scored by black players – but not one extra point kicked by a more…

Fact-free gun-control crusaders

by Thomas Sowell -- Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact more…