Why I am held to a lower standard?

by Walter Williams -- Back in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said we were "a nation of cowards" on matters of race. Permit me to be brave and run a few more…

Yes, retired Americans are also 'takers'

by Walter Williams -- Some of the responses to my column last week, titled "Welfare state: Immoral and irredeemable," prove that Americans have been hoodwinked by Congress. Some readers protested my counting more…

Welfare state: Immoral and irredeemable

by Walter Williams -- Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more more…

The end of the republic?

by Walter Williams -- Our nation is rapidly approaching a point from which there's little chance to avoid a financial collapse. The heart of our problem can be seen as a tragedy more…

Should black people tolerate this?

by Walter Williams -- Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and more…

Should we obey all laws?

by Walter Williams -- Let's think about whether all acts of Congress deserve our respect and obedience. Suppose Congress enacted a law – and the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional – requiring more…

MSNBC's race-baiting

by Walter Williams -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews, in a recent debate with former Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, called the Republican Party the "grand wizard crowd." Grand wizard is the title given more…

The 1 percenters support Obama

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama and Wall Street occupiers, along with their allies in the mainstream media and on college campuses, have maintained an ongoing attack on high-income earners, people more…

Tax-fairness demagoguery

by Walter Williams -- The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation does a yeoman's job of keeping track of how much we're paying in taxes and who's paying what. It turns out that American more…

Why good economists are unpleasant

by Walter Williams -- It's difficult to be a good economist and simultaneously be perceived as compassionate. To be a good economist, one has to deal with reality. To appear compassionate, often more…