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…

Guns save lives

by Thomas Sowell -- We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone more…

Can Cyprus happen here?

by Thomas Sowell -- The decision of the government in Cyprus to simply take money out of people's bank accounts there sent shock waves around the world. People far removed from that more…

Ben Carson's secret to success

by Thomas Sowell -- A remarkable book titled "Gifted Hands" tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon. more…

Progressives wrong about race, again

by Thomas Sowell -- There are so many fallacies about race that it would be hard to say which is the most ridiculous. However, one fallacy behind many other fallacies is the more…