Welcome to post-Constitution America

by Walter Williams -- Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver? You more…

How academic fraud hurts black students

by Walter Williams -- It would be unreasonable to expect a student with the reading, writing and computing abilities of an eighth-grader to do well in college. If such a student were more…

The scholar-athlete charade

by Walter Williams -- Last year's column "Dishonest educators" (January 2013) reported on the largest school cheating scandal in U.S. history. In more than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated, teachers more…

Africa: A tragic continent

by Walter Williams -- Here's how my Aug. 11, 2003, column began: "Anyone who believes President Bush's Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill more…

Embarrassing economists commit malpractice

by Walter Williams -- So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists. Suppose more…

FDA's invisible victims

by Walter Williams -- The Food and Drug Administration can make two types of errors. It can approve a drug that has dangerous unanticipated side effects, or it can reject or delay more…

Teachers' ongoing indoctrination of our kids

by Walter Williams -- Students at several Jefferson County, Colorado, high schools walked out to protest the school board's recently proposed curriculum review committee that seeks to promote patriotism, respect for authority, more…

Are Australian sharks really sexist?

by Walter Williams -- How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice more…

Multiculturalism: Lethal to Western values

by Walter Williams -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has "utterly failed." Both Australia's ex-Prime Minister John Howard and Spain's ex-Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same more…