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 honesty gap

    The honesty gap

    The truth is not nearly as politically useful as scare statistics. The “gender gap” is not nearly as big as the honesty gap.

  • Giuliani versus Obama

    Giuliani versus Obama

    Was it that what Giuliani said was demonstrably false? Was it that Barack Obama is supposed to be considered innocent until proven guilty?

  • Glib 'happy talk'

    Glib ‘happy talk’

    A nuclear war is not likely to last three years, so there is unlikely to be time enough to recover from years of glib, foolish words and catastrophic decisions.

  • Damaging admissions

    Damaging admissions

    Many charter schools get better educational results with less money than public schools do.

  • Measles, vaccines, and Autism

    Measles, vaccines, and Autism

    Measles was virtually wiped out in the United States, years ago. Why the resurgence of this disease now?

  • Stormy weather and politics

    Stormy weather and politics

    We are not likely to hear any apologies from those who have been promoting “global warming” hysteria for years.

  • Obama versus America

    Obama versus America

    For a President of the United States to be smearing America in a foreign country, whose track record is far worse, is both irresponsible and immature.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene.

  • 'Diversity' in action

    ‘Diversity’ in action

    Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, and European governments’ counter-attacks are more than just a passing news story.

  • Early presidential prospects

    Early presidential prospects

    With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • New Year's irresolution

    New Year’s irresolution

    Obama’s absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries was another sign of the Obama administration’s continuing irresolution in the face of terror.

  • The 'equality' racket

    The ‘equality’ racket

    Economic “disparities” and “gaps” are automatically treated as “inequities.”

  • A year of anniversaries

    A year of anniversaries

    Let’s hope we have learned something from past debacles.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    Random thoughts on the passing scene.

  • Who's responsible?

    Who’s responsible?

    The race card is nothing to play with. It can ruin us all.

  • 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.