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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  • The prisoner swap deal

    The prisoner swap deal

    The positions of America and its allies on the world stage have been undermined around the world.

  • The ambassador and the post office

    The ambassador and the post office

    We could all use a line of credit from which we could get a few billion dollars, but we are not all the post office.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Some people act as if the answer to every problem is to put more money and power in the hands of politicians.

  • Poverty and snow storms

    Poverty and snow storms

    So many people in poverty are wandering off in all directions, either alone or following some of the many local or national messiahs.

  • Kangaroo Courts on campus?

    Kangaroo Courts on campus?

    There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to “do something” about rape on campus.

  • Moral bankruptcy

    Moral bankruptcy

    To squander the time of poor kids is truly an irresponsible self-indulgence by adults who should know better.

  • Gary Becker (1930-2014)

    Gary Becker (1930-2014)

    If you owe someone an apology, it is better to do it sooner rather than later.

  • Politics versus education

    Politics versus education

    The Obama administration is sacrificing the education of poor and minority children to the interests of the teachers’ unions.

  • The high cost of liberalism

    The high cost of liberalism

    The unacknowledged cost of “open space.”

  • Statistical frauds

    Statistical frauds

    Political talking points excite the gullible.

  • Chuck Stone (1924-2014)

    Chuck Stone (1924-2014)

    “We shall not see his like again.”

  • A halo for selfishness

    A halo for selfishness

    Free speech for everybody angers the left.

  • How foreign is our policy?

    How foreign is our policy?

    Obama has acted repeatedly as a citizen of the world, even though he was elected to be President of the United States.

  • Republicans and blacks

    Republicans and blacks

    Republicans seem to think that the way to “reach out” is to offer minorities what the Democrats are offering them.

  • Facts and factions

    Facts and factions

    If Republicans give Dems another Senate majority under Harry Reid the entire nation will end up paying the price.

  • A tiger of a book

    A tiger of a book

    The “tiger mom” and her husband have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year.

  • The left versus minorities

    The left versus minorities

    The left thinks that our betters should be making our decisions for us.

  • 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.