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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  • Tortured reasoning

    Tortured reasoning

    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture.”

  • Christmas books

    Christmas books

    One of the ways to make Christmas shopping less stressful is to give books as presents.

  • Is law optional?

    Is law optional?

    The fiasco of “Rolling Stone” magazine’s apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape should warn us about the dangers of having serious legal issues dealt with by institutions with no qualifications for that role.

  • Opinions versus facts

    Opinions versus facts

    “You’re entitled to your own opinion but you’re not entitled to your own facts.”

  • Beware of our betters

    Beware of our betters

    Jonathan Gruber’s several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration.

  • Racial quota punishment

    Racial quota punishment

    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes.

  • A legacy of liberalism

    A legacy of liberalism

    There are “phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking.”

  • What happened?

    What happened?

    We dodged that bullet. But what about the rest of Barack Obama’s term?

  • Voter fraud and voter I.D.

    Voter fraud and voter I.D.

    When it comes to illegal votes, Eric Holder hears no evil and sees no evil.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene.

  • Predatory journalism

    Predatory journalism

    The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.”

  • Irresponsible 'education'

    Irresponsible ‘education’

    Some”educators” teach minorities that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them.

  • Local or national elections?

    Local or national elections?

    Can we can still salvage enough of the Constitution to remain a free, democratic nation?

  • Ebola and Obama

    Ebola and Obama

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans.

  • 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.”