The 'positive rights' tyrants

by Walter Williams -- One of the oldest notions in the history of mankind is that some people are to give orders and others are to obey. The powerful elite believe that more…

Deceit, deception, dishonesty

by Walter Williams -- There's more to the deceit and dishonesty about Social Security and Medicare discussed in my recent columns. Congress tells us that one-half (6.2 percent) of the Social Security more…

Does Washington know best?

by Walter Williams -- According to some estimates, there are more than 100 million traffic signals in the U.S., but whatever the number, how many of us would like Washington, in the more…

Congress duped Americans on Social Security

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column, "Handout nation," generated quite a few responses, some a bit angry. Some people were offended by my reference to Social Security and Medicare as entitlements more…

Handout Nation

by Walter Williams -- According to a recent Fox News poll, 73 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, up 20 points from 2012. Americans sense that there's more…

The hate-America crowd

by Walter Williams -- As I've documented in the past, many leftist teachers teach our youngsters to hate our country. For example, University of Hawaii professor Haunani-Kay Trask counseled her students, "We more…

Black pols cause misery for black teens

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column discussed the political trade-offs made by black politicians and civil rights organizations that condemn whole generations of black youngsters to failing schools. Similar political trade-offs more…

Look who's fleeing public schools now

by Walter Williams -- Trade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one thing requires giving up something else. Let's look at some more…

The high cost of dishonesty

by Walter Williams -- Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today's society. To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty and trust, consider more…