A balanced budget amendment isn't the answer

by Walter Williams -- Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple more…

Immigration: Lies vs. reality

by Walter Williams -- President Donald Trump reportedly asked why the U.S. is "having all these people from s--thole countries come here." I think he could have used better language, but it's more…

Legalize blackmail, libel and slander

by Walter Williams -- President Donald Trump said, "We are going to take a strong look at our country's libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory more…

The tyranny of majority rule

by Walter Williams -- Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, "What Happened." Some have claimed that the Electoral College more…

Is academic rigor only for whites?

by Walter Williams -- A frequent point I have made in past columns has been about the educational travesty happening on many college campuses. Some people have labeled my observations and concerns more…

The dangerous Fed and useless FCC

by Walter Williams -- We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the more…

The left's love of communism and fascism

by Walter Williams -- Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind's most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about more…

Why we no longer have a civilized society

by Walter Williams -- I'm approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I'm from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one more…

Europe's hypocrisy on independence

by Walter Williams -- Officials in Catalonia, Spain's richest and most highly industrialized region, whose capital is Barcelona, recently held a referendum in which there was a 92 percent vote in favor more…