Democracy's tyranny

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote, 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama more…

Chris Christie's ignorance

by Walter Williams -- Here's a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy's devastation. When the hurricane hits, a husband, more…

How deviance led to tyranny

by Walter Williams -- Here's one usage of the term gentleman: The gentleman helped the fallen lady to her feet. Here's another, one we might hear from a newscaster or a police more…

Black tolerance for failed politicians

by Walter Williams -- The Washington Post (Oct. 25, 2012), in giving President Barack Obama an endorsement for another four years, wrote, "Much of the 2012 presidential campaign has dwelt on the more…

Truth about slavery schools aren't teaching

by Walter Williams -- Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative." Among its statements for more…

Poverty nonsense

by Walter Williams -- Here's a recent statement frequently suggested by leftist academics, think tank researchers and policymakers: "People were not just struggling because of their personal deficiencies. There were structural factors more…

A 'Checkpoint Charlie' for California

by Walter Williams -- California was once the land of opportunity, but it is going down the tubes. Several of California's prominent cities have declared bankruptcy, such as Vallejo, Stockton, Mammoth Lakes more…

'Trickle-down' demagoguery

by Walter Williams -- Dr. Thomas Sowell's "'Trickle Down Theory' and 'Tax Cuts for the Rich'" has just been published by the Hoover Institution. Having read this short paper, the conclusion you more…

The idiocy of government price controls

by Walter Williams -- Here's a question: If there's a disaster, a war, a severe drought or some other calamity that restricts future supplies of a commodity – such as oil, coffee more…

Academic malpractice

by Walter Williams -- Many of the nation's colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an "enlightened" form of racism. This is a decades-old trend. In a more…