Ominous parallels

by Walter Williams -- People are beginning to compare Barack Obama's administration to the failed administration of Jimmy Carter, but a better comparison is to the Roosevelt administration of the 1930s and more…

Jet tax is useless – and Obama knows it

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama has called for a luxury tax on corporate jets as a means to generate revenue to fight federal deficits. The president's economic advisers ought to more…

How the ins keep the outs out

by Walter Williams -- What does it take to be able to own and operate a taxi and earn $30,000, $40,000 or more a year? You need to purchase a used car more…

How job destruction makes us richer

by Walter Williams -- Here's what President Barack Obama said about our high rate of unemployment in an interview with NBC's Ann Curry: "The other thing that happened, though – and this more…

Blame Bush for teachers cheating?

by Walter Williams -- Last December, I reported on Harvard University professor Stephan Thernstrom's essay "Minorities in College – Good News, But ...," on Minding the Campus, a website sponsored by the more…

Failing Liberty 101

by Walter Williams -- A recent Superman comic book has the hero saying, "I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship" because "truth, justice, and the American way – it's not enough anymore." Though more…

Stengel at the bat: Media ignorance

by Walter Williams -- There's little that's intelligent or informed about Time magazine editor Richard Stengel's article "One Document, Under Siege" (June 23, 2011). It contains many grossly ignorant statements about our more…

Using slavery to trash the founders

by Walter Williams -- Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., referring to his race and the Constitution on John Stossel's recent show "The State Against Blacks," said, "I wasn't even considered three-fifths of a more…

America's black racists

by Walter Williams -- The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, "The Economics of the Colour Bar," said that one of the supreme tragedies of the human condition more…

Our moral dilemma

by Walter Williams -- Most of our nation's problems are a direct result of our being immune, hostile or indifferent to several moral questions. Let's start out with the simple and move more…