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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  • Freedom is not free

    Freedom is not free

    Placing FCC bureaucrats in editorial offices across the country was one of the boldest assaults on freedom of the press.

  • The 'fairness' fraud

    The ‘fairness’ fraud

    There is a sharp difference between upward “mobility,” defined as an opportunity to rise, and mobility defined as actually having risen.

  • The lesson of Dunkirk

    The lesson of Dunkirk

    Politics is often like war.

  • Cruz control? Part II

    Cruz control? Part II

    Ted Cruz filled a void. But the Republican establishment created the void.

  • Cruz control?

    Cruz control?

    Senator Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well.

  • Another galling betrayal

    Another galling betrayal

    It doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    People still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians.

  • Republicans to the rescue?

    Republicans to the rescue?

    Republicans may once again come to the rescue of the Democrats.

  • The inequality bogeyman

    The inequality bogeyman

    We are all very unequal in what we do well and what we do badly.

  • Fact-free liberals

    Fact-free liberals

    Facts are not liberals’ strong suit. Rhetoric is.

  • Christie, Hillary, and Obama

    Christie, Hillary, and Obama

    Gov. Christie is in a class by himself when it comes to Republicans who can express themselves in the heat of battle.

  • Politics versus Education

    Politics versus Education

    Eric Holder knows better than the thousands of people who run public schools across the country?

  • The 'trickle-down' lie

    The ‘trickle-down’ lie

    Why is it necessary for those on the left to make up a lie if what they believe in is true?

  • Hit piece journalism

    Hit piece journalism

    What is really corrupting is camouflaging an editorial as a “news” story.

  • A New Year and old problems

    A New Year and old problems

    Republicans have to decide whether their top priority is internal strife among the different wings of the party.

  • Christmas books

    Christmas books

    Books are ideal Christmas presents from the standpoint of saving wear and tear on the buyer.

  • A challenge to our beliefs

    A challenge to our beliefs

    News emerges from England about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests.

  • Coming soon to a city near you: The knockout game

    Coming soon to a city near you: The knockout game

    Apparently political correctness trumps human lives.

  • The war against achievement

    The war against achievement

    The last thing the political left needs, or can even afford, are self-reliant individuals.

  • Tea Party at the Crossroads

    Tea Party at the Crossroads

    The Tea Party’s principles were clear. But their tactics can only be judged by the consequences.