Government immorality

by Walter Williams -- Immorality in government lies at the heart of our nation's problems. Deficits, debt and runaway government are merely symptoms. What's moral and immoral conduct can be complicated, but more…

Minimum wage, maximum folly

by Walter Williams -- How about this: The law of gravity is applicable to the behavior of falling objects on the U.S. mainland but not applicable on our Pacific Ocean territories Samoa more…

Health tyrants and their insidious ways

by Walter Williams -- Do federal, state and local governments have a right to intervene in our lives when it comes to choices affecting our health? Recently, the San Francisco Board of more…

How to control Congress' big spenders

by Walter Williams -- Let's assume that each of our 535 members of Congress cares about the destructive impact of deficits and debt on the future of our country. Regardless of party, more…

Whom to blame for 'evil' trade deficits

by Walter Williams -- At the recent Group of 20 (G 20) meeting, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner called upon the largest industrialized economies to get their current account balance – more…

Black Confederates – not an oxymoron

by Walter Williams -- One tragedy of war is that its victors write its history and often do so with bias and dishonesty. That's true about our War of 1861, erroneously called more…

Congress' contempt for the Constitution

by Walter Williams -- Most people whom we elect to Congress either are ignorant of, have contempt for or are just plain stupid about the United States Constitution. You say: "Whoa, Williams, more…

The socialists' 'useful idiots'

by Walter Williams -- One of the greatest sources of confusion and deception is the difference between leftists, progressives, socialists, communists and fascists. I thought about this as I caught a glimpse more…

Congress' invisible victims

by Walter Williams -- The National Transportation Safety Board has again recommended that airlines require a separate seat for all children, regardless of age, eliminating the current practice of permitting children under more…

What to tell idiot politicians

by Walter Williams -- One of President Obama's campaign promises was not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans. So here's my question: If there's a corporate tax increase either in the form more…