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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  • Syria and Obama: Part II

    Syria and Obama: Part II

    Will President Obama be able to convince the people of the urgency of what he wants to do?

  • Syria and Obama

    Syria and Obama

    Why should a single American, a single Israeli, or a single Syrian civilian should be killed simply to spare Pres. Obama embarrassment?

  • Serious about Syria?

    Serious about Syria?

    What is military action in Syria supposed to accomplish?

  • Unintended consequences

    Unintended consequences

    When renters replace homeowners as their neighbors, the neighborhood as a whole can suffer.

  • A truly great phony

    A truly great phony

    Like other truly talented phonies, Barack Obama concentrates his skills on the effect of his words on other people

  • A poignant anniversary

    A poignant anniversary

    We have a long way to go to catch up to what Martin Luther King said 50 years ago.

  • Reality versus mirages in Egypt

    Reality versus mirages in Egypt

    There is not a snowball’s chance in hell that the Egyptians will end the violence and form an “inclusive” government

  • Are we serious about education?

    Are we serious about education?

    Are schools places to provide jobs for teachers or education for students?

  • Busybody politics

    Busybody politics

    Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do

  • The Tragedy of Isolation

    The Tragedy of Isolation

    Sometimes isolation is due to a culture that resists learning from other cultures.

  • Is this still America?

    Is this still America?

    The only real heroes in the George Zimmerman trial were the jurors.

  • Who Is Racist?

    Who Is Racist?

    I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.

  • The Mindset of the Left: Part II

    The Mindset of the Left: Part II

    If increasing your income by $10,000 would cause you to lose $15,000 in government benefits, would you do it?

  • The Mindset of the Left

    The Mindset of the Left

    Every kind of excuse, from poverty to an unhappy childhood, is used by the left to explain and excuse evil.

  • Economics vs. 'Need'

    Economics vs. ‘Need’

    From an economic standpoint there is no such thing as an objective and quantifiable “need.”

  • Sex and the Military

    Sex and the Military

    Putting young men and young women together in military operations was asking for trouble.

  • Historic Rescuers

    Historic Rescuers

    It looked like an impending defeat, with major international repercussions.

  • Abstract Immigrants

    Abstract Immigrants

    Not all cultures are compatible with the culture in this country that has produced such benefits for the American people for so long.

  • The Bullying Pulpit

    The Bullying Pulpit

    Big-spending liberals in Congress have a lot more to do with creating that deficit than any private citizen has.

  • Wimps Versus Barbarians

    Wimps Versus Barbarians

    The price of academic peace