Appointing the Constitution's 'referees'

by Walter Williams -- The underpinnings of a decent society are neutral laws – laws that favor no particular individual or group – and the impartial enforcement of those laws. The U.S. more…

Young Americans are dumb

by Walter Williams -- Do you wonder why Sen. Bernie Sanders and his ideas are so popular among American college students? The answer is that they, like so many other young people more…

2 victories for budding cabbies

by Walter Williams -- If a person wants to go into business as a taxicab owner, what requirements should be imposed to protect the public? The prospective taxicab owner should show that more…

A constitutional right to literacy?

by Walter Williams -- Detroit school students, represented by the Los Angeles-based public interest firm Public Counsel, filed suit last month against the state of Michigan, claiming a legal right to literacy more…

Why free markets can never be racist

by Walter Williams -- I was invited, along with several other American professors, to deliver lectures at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1979. Pieter Willem Botha was the more…

Potential benefits of transgenderism

by Walter Williams -- North Carolina's legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to more…

Black college kids are disadvantaged: Here's why

by Walter Williams -- Last year's college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year's college news is about black student demands for segregated campus more…

Academic giants … and dwarfs

by Walter Williams -- The University of Chicago's president, Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, wrote a Wall Street Journal article titled "Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education." In it, he more…

Hypocritical academics and their media

by Walter Williams -- Some are puzzled by the dishonesty, lack of character and sheer stupidity of many people in the media. But seeing as most of them are college graduates, they more…