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…

Don't blame Obama!

by Walter Williams -- Within the past decade, I've written columns titled "Deception 101," "Stubborn ignorance" and "Exploiting public ignorance," all explaining which branch of the federal government has taxing and spending more…

Destroy barriers to climbing the ladder

by Walter Williams -- Let's pretend that we have the political guts to expand economic opportunities for people at the lower end of the economic spectrum. What vested interests should be attacked, more…

The rich don't pay enough?

by Walter Williams -- If you listen to America's political hacks, mainstream media talking heads and their socialist allies, you can't help but reach the conclusion that the nation's tax burden is more…

Lunacy in education

by Walter Williams -- If I were a Klansman, wanting to sabotage black education, I couldn't find better allies than education establishment liberals and officials in the Obama administration, especially Secretary of more…