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 media and the mob

    The media and the mob

    Those of us who admit that we do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot seem to be in the minority.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene.

  • Attacking achievement

    Attacking achievement

    Mayor de Blasio is not solving real problems.

  • Is thinking obsolete?

    Is thinking obsolete?

    Does anyone think at all these days?

  • Cease the cease-fires

    Cease the cease-fires

    There is nothing faintly resembling a solution anywhere on the horizon. Nor is it hard to see why.

  • Bordering on madness

    Bordering on madness

    A country that does not control its own borders does not have any immigration policy.

  • Lawsuits and impeachment

    Lawsuits and impeachment

    Is there a snowball’s chance in hell that either the lawsuit or an impeachment will succeed?

  • A primer on race

    A primer on race

    “We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done.”

  • America's birthday

    America’s birthday

    The gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country.

  • A lame duck country?

    A lame duck country?

    Far from being a lame duck president, Obama can make this a lame duck democracy.

  • Amnesty lite is still amnesty

    Amnesty lite is still amnesty

    Key to Brat’s underdog victory.

  • 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.”