Diversity perversity

by Walter Williams -- The terms affirmative action, equal representation, preferential treatment and quotas just don't sell well. The intellectual elite and their media, government and corporate enthusiasts have come up with more…

Eric Holder's Department of Injustice

by Walter Williams -- One of the requirements to become a Dayton, Ohio, police officer is to successfully pass the city's two-part written examination. Applicants must correctly answer 57 of 86 questions more…

Economic lunacy

by Walter Williams -- Economic lunacy abounds, and often the most learned, including Nobel laureates, are its primary victims. The most recent example of economic lunacy is found in a Huffington Post more…

Obama has not increased spending!

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

'Greatest generation' got us in this pickle

by Walter Williams -- Whether Americans realize it or not, the last decade's path of congressional spending is unsustainable. Spending must be reined in, but what spending should be cut? The Republican more…

A less perfect union

by Walter Williams -- With all of the union strife in Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey, and indications of more to come, it might be time to shed a bit of light more…

Democracy: An offense to liberty

by Walter Williams -- It is truly disgusting for me to hear politicians, national and international talking heads and pseudo-academics praising the Middle East stirrings as democracy movements. We also hear democracy more…

Self-inflicted poverty

by Walter Williams -- Why is it that Egyptians do well in the U.S. but not Egypt? We could make that same observation and pose that same question about Nigerians, Cambodians, Jamaicans more…

FDA: A killer agency

by Walter Williams -- Sam Kazman's "Drug Approvals and Deadly Delays" article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (Winter 2010), tells a story about how the U.S. Food and Drug more…

Misbehaving black kids? Expel them

by Walter Williams -- In my column "The disaster of black education" (Dec. 22, 2010), I presented National Assessment of Educational Progress test data that demonstrated that an average black high-school graduate more…