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…

The latest student indoctrination

by Walter Williams -- The new college academic year has begun, and unfortunately, so has student indoctrination. Let's look at some of it. William Penn, Michigan State University professor of creative writing, more…

You don't have to stay poor

by Walter Williams -- No one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start is not your fault. If you stay poor, you're to blame because more…

Laws that violate freedom of association

by Walter Williams -- Here's a question: What is the true test of one's commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when one permits others to express ideas with which he agrees? more…