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…

Obama vs. Obama

by Thomas Sowell -- Many voters will be comparing Mitt Romney with Barack Obama between now and Election Day. But what might be even more revealing would be comparing Obama with Obama. more…

Can Republicans talk?

by Thomas Sowell -- The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My gosh! A talking Republican!" It was more…

Where's President Harding when you need him?

by Thomas Sowell -- Former president Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that Barack Obama has a plan to rescue the economy, and only the fact that the Republicans stood in more…

Barack Obama's confident ignorance

by Thomas Sowell -- After reading Barack Obama's book "Dreams from My Father," it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early more…

How about insurance against politicians?

by Thomas Sowell -- Insurance is all about risk. Yet neither insurance companies nor their policy-holders can do anything about one of the biggest risks – namely, interference by politicians, to turn more…

Obama: Like a banana-republic despot

by Thomas Sowell -- There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election – so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the more…

Paul Ryan and Obama's 'Mourning in America'

by Thomas Sowell -- Gov. Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is one of those decisions that seem obvious – if not inevitable – in retrospect, more…

'Market failure' and the Bronx Bombers

by Thomas Sowell -- It has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports and in commentaries on sports than there is in politics and in commentaries on more…