The War of 1861: Brute force

by Walter Williams -- The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 more…

How black elected officials have 'helped'

by Walter Williams -- Let's list major problems affecting black Americans. Topping the list is the breakdown in the black family, where only a third of black children are raised in two-parent more…

Keep guns –- as a check on government

by Walter Williams -- The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME Church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear more…

Reality? How yesteryear

by Walter Williams -- Rachel A. Dolezal, the recently resigned president of the Spokane, Washington, office of the NAACP, has come under a bit of controversy. Both of her parents are white, more…

Not 'The Greatest Generation'

by Walter Williams -- A civilized society's first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions, rules of etiquette and moral values. These behavioral norms – mostly more…

Blacks need school choice

by Walter Williams -- Last summer's Ferguson, Missouri, disturbances revealed that while blacks were 67 percent of its population, only three members of its 53-officer police force were black. Some might conclude more…

Obama's 'lottery winners' nonsense

by Walter Williams -- President Barack Obama's stance, expressed in his 2014 State of the Union address, is that the debate is settled and climate change is a fact. Obama is by more…

Liberals unintentionally respect me

by Walter Williams -- During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, "The State Against Blacks." Before making summary statements more…

The tragedy of gov't 'helping' blacks

by Walter Williams -- Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today's black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The more…

Diversity absurdity

by Walter Williams -- Occasionally, I wonder whether I'm alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part more…