Dr. Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of "Applied Economics" and "Black Rednecks and White Liberals."

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  • Early presidential prospects

    Early presidential prospects

    With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • New Year's irresolution

    New Year’s irresolution

    Obama’s absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries was another sign of the Obama administration’s continuing irresolution in the face of terror.

  • The 'equality' racket

    The ‘equality’ racket

    Economic “disparities” and “gaps” are automatically treated as “inequities.”

  • A year of anniversaries

    A year of anniversaries

    Let’s hope we have learned something from past debacles.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene.

  • Who's responsible?

    Who’s responsible?

    The race card is nothing to play with. It can ruin us all.

  • Tortured reasoning

    Tortured reasoning

    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture.”

  • Christmas books

    Christmas books

    One of the ways to make Christmas shopping less stressful is to give books as presents.

  • Is law optional?

    Is law optional?

    The fiasco of “Rolling Stone” magazine’s apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape should warn us about the dangers of having serious legal issues dealt with by institutions with no qualifications for that role.

  • Opinions versus facts

    Opinions versus facts

    “You’re entitled to your own opinion but you’re not entitled to your own facts.”

  • Beware of our betters

    Beware of our betters

    Jonathan Gruber’s several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration.

  • Racial quota punishment

    Racial quota punishment

    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes.

  • A legacy of liberalism

    A legacy of liberalism

    There are “phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking.”

  • What happened?

    What happened?

    We dodged that bullet. But what about the rest of Barack Obama’s term?

  • Voter fraud and voter I.D.

    Voter fraud and voter I.D.

    When it comes to illegal votes, Eric Holder hears no evil and sees no evil.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene.

  • Predatory journalism

    Predatory journalism

    The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.”

  • Irresponsible 'education'

    Irresponsible ‘education’

    Some”educators” teach minorities that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them.

  • Local or national elections?

    Local or national elections?

    Can we can still salvage enough of the Constitution to remain a free, democratic nation?

  • Ebola and Obama

    Ebola and Obama

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans.