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 high cost of liberalism

    The high cost of liberalism

    The unacknowledged cost of “open space.”

  • Statistical frauds

    Statistical frauds

    Political talking points excite the gullible.

  • Chuck Stone (1924-2014)

    Chuck Stone (1924-2014)

    “We shall not see his like again.”

  • A halo for selfishness

    A halo for selfishness

    Free speech for everybody angers the left.

  • How foreign is our policy?

    How foreign is our policy?

    Obama has acted repeatedly as a citizen of the world, even though he was elected to be President of the United States.

  • Republicans and blacks

    Republicans and blacks

    Republicans seem to think that the way to “reach out” is to offer minorities what the Democrats are offering them.

  • Facts and factions

    Facts and factions

    If Republicans give Dems another Senate majority under Harry Reid the entire nation will end up paying the price.

  • A tiger of a book

    A tiger of a book

    The “tiger mom” and her husband have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year.

  • The left versus minorities

    The left versus minorities

    The left thinks that our betters should be making our decisions for us.

  • Freedom is not free

    Freedom is not free

    Placing FCC bureaucrats in editorial offices across the country was one of the boldest assaults on freedom of the press.

  • The 'fairness' fraud

    The ‘fairness’ fraud

    There is a sharp difference between upward “mobility,” defined as an opportunity to rise, and mobility defined as actually having risen.

  • The lesson of Dunkirk

    The lesson of Dunkirk

    Politics is often like war.

  • Cruz control? Part II

    Cruz control? Part II

    Ted Cruz filled a void. But the Republican establishment created the void.

  • Cruz control?

    Cruz control?

    Senator Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well.

  • Another galling betrayal

    Another galling betrayal

    It doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Random thoughts

    Random thoughts

    People still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians.

  • Republicans to the rescue?

    Republicans to the rescue?

    Republicans may once again come to the rescue of the Democrats.

  • The inequality bogeyman

    The inequality bogeyman

    We are all very unequal in what we do well and what we do badly.

  • Fact-free liberals

    Fact-free liberals

    Facts are not liberals’ strong suit. Rhetoric is.

  • Christie, Hillary, and Obama

    Christie, Hillary, and Obama

    Gov. Christie is in a class by himself when it comes to Republicans who can express themselves in the heat of battle.