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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  • Race-hustling results

    Race-hustling results

    Many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder.

  • A Return to Keynes?

    A Return to Keynes?

    How does the track record of Keynesian intervention compare to non-interventionist government?

  • Inarticulate Republicans

    Inarticulate Republicans

    The Democrats have obviously given a lot of attention to articulation.

  • Who shut down the government?

    Who shut down the government?

    Unless the Republicans get their side of the story out — the lies will win.

  • Destroying household jobs

    Destroying household jobs

    There is a need for people who can do things that need doing, and which do not require years of schooling.

  • High risk, low yield

    High risk, low yield

    The time, effort, and credibility that Republicans are investing in trying to defund Obamacare is a high risk, low yield investment.

  • Minimum wage madness: Part II

    Minimum wage madness: Part II

    People who are content to advocate policies that sound good often do not bother to think through the consequences beforehand.

  • Minimum wage madness

    Minimum wage madness

    Some “compassion” for “the poor”!

  • 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.