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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  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene.

  • Who wants war?

    Who wants war?

    Wars are not always optional.

  • Late-talking children

    Late-talking children

    False diagnoses of late-talking children are by no means rare.

  • Cheap politicians

    Cheap politicians

    There is a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials.

  • Success or failure?

    Success or failure?

    Everything in Barack Obama’s history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done.

  • Irresponsible choices

    Irresponsible choices

    14 percent of the people “moderately disapprove” of Barack Obama’s performance as president and 39 percent “strongly disapprove.”

  • Facts vs. visions

    Facts vs. visions

    Do you prefer that fewer people get killed or that kinder and gentler rhetoric and tactics be used?

  • 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.