Erasing history 1 name at a time

by Walter Williams -- Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming more…

Campus lunacy -- is there hope?

by Walter Williams -- The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge more…

Why real trade deficits don't exist

by Walter Williams -- Let's look at the political angst over trade deficits. A trade deficit is when people in one country buy more from another country than the other country's people more…

It's birthday of our 2nd-greatest statesman

by Walter Williams -- George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's birthday each February. But March 16 marks the birthday of probably the more…

The unseen harm of tariffs

by Walter Williams -- Claude Frederic Bastiat (1801-50) – a French classical liberal theorist, political economist and member of the French National Assembly – wrote an influential essay titled "That Which Is more…

What is the 'fair share' of taxes?

by Walter Williams -- Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with President Obama, say they want high-income earners, otherwise known as the rich, to pay their fair share of more…

Gullible Americans, exploitive politicians

by Walter Williams -- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer, is a favorite of mine. He wrote "Gulliver's Travels." One of Gulliver's voyages was to Laputa, where he visited the more…

Clinton, Sanders and racist progressivism

by Walter Williams -- Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the "progressive" mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive. Clinton teased Sanders as being more…

Sloppy language, sloppy thinking

by Walter Williams -- George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, more…

The circulating 'Isn't It Strange?' email

by Walter Williams -- There is a letter titled "Isn't It Strange?" making the rounds in email boxes. It asks questions to which our fellow Americans should know the answers, save for more…