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…

Blame Americans, not politicians

by Walter Williams -- National debt is over $14 trillion, the federal budget deficit is $1.4 trillion, and, depending on whose estimates are used, the unfunded liability or indebtedness of the federal more…

Why we're a divided nation

by Walter Williams -- Some Americans have strong, sometimes unyielding preferences for Mac computers, while most others have similarly strong preferences for PCs and wouldn't be caught dead using a Mac. Some more…

Were past presidents constitutionally ignorant?

by Walter Williams -- Here's the House of Representatives' new rule: "A bill or joint resolution may not be introduced unless the sponsor has submitted for printing in the Congressional Record a more…