Free speech: Nearly absolute

by Walter Williams -- Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine more…

Black education: Not always disastrous

by Walter Williams -- The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress report, also known as the Nation's Report Card, shows that U.S. educational achievement, to put it nicely, leaves much to be more…

In defense of our founders

by Walter Williams -- Many of my columns speak highly of the wisdom of our nation's founders. Every once in a while, I receive an ugly letter sarcastically asking what do I more…

How illegals affect your vote

by Walter Williams -- Voter ID laws have been challenged because liberal Democrats deem them racist. I guess that's because they see blacks as being incapable of acquiring some kind of government-issued more…

Hillary and the young black in a hoodie

by Walter Williams -- Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, "I mean, if we're honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a more…

Why the framers gave us 2nd Amendment

by Walter Williams -- Here's my question to you: If an evil person is guaranteed that he can inflict physical pain upon others and guaranteed to never suffer pain himself, what happens more…

Thomas Sowell's 45th book

by Walter Williams -- Thomas Sowell, Ph.D., my colleague and friend, told me several years ago that he wasn't going to write any more books, but that was two books ago, and more…

Criminalizing global warming deniers

by Walter Williams -- I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing. Here's a sample: "Given your support of freedom more…

Timid commanders and female SEALs

by Walter Williams -- War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules more…

Liberal reasoning: Idiotic or dishonest?

by Walter Williams -- Many people argue that liberals, socialists and progressives do not understand basic economics. I am not totally convinced about that. Take the law of demand, for example, one more…