It's back – demand for reparations

by Walter Williams -- Calls for slavery reparations have returned with the publication of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations" in The Atlantic magazine (May 21, 2014). In making his argument, Coates more…

Who owns you?

by Walter Williams -- Darcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote "Right to Try experimental drugs" in USA Today (May 28, more…

Our tolerance of nonsense

by Walter Williams -- Most who read my columns think that I'm only annoyed by politicians, growing government and Americans who have little respect or love for liberty and our Constitution. There more…

America's budding tyrants

by Walter Williams -- From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and the reason why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization more…

Economics, discrimination and basketball

by Walter Williams -- Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, was recorded by his mistress, making some crude racist remarks. Since then, Sterling's racist comments have dominated the news, from talk radio more…

Racial preferences in college: 12 years too late

by Walter Williams -- Last week's U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. upheld Michigan's constitutional amendment that bans racial preferences in admission to more…

Are good ideas always constitutional?

by Walter Williams -- Let me run through a few good ideas. I think it's a good idea for children to eat healthful, wholesome foods. In the raising of our daughter, before-dinner more…

More female boilermakers!

by Walter Williams -- "President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men's Dollar In 2012." It's presumed that big, more…

Obama's absurd equality-in-discipline demand

by Walter Williams -- George Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed article titled "Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To more…