Exporting jobs

by Walter Williams -- Among George Orwell's insightful observations, there's one very worthy of attention: "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Let's look at a few examples of more…

Africa: A tragic continent

by Walter Williams -- Anyone who believes President Bush's Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill of beans is whistling Dixie. Maybe it's overly more…

Race board needed

by Walter Williams -- The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger permits colleges to award a "plus" to black, Hispanic and American Indian student applications for admission. As sure more…

Drug industry destruction

by Walter Williams -- Last week, the House voted 324 to 101 to make it easier for Americans to import lower-priced prescription drugs sold in Canada and Europe for their own use. more…

We made it!

by Walter Williams -- Whenever someone says that this or that government program is absolutely necessary, I always wonder, "What did people do and how did they survive before the program?" If more…

Insider trading

by Walter Williams -- Some of us know more about some things than others, and we often exploit that advantage. I know more about my driving habits than my auto insurance company. more…

Media ignorance

by Walter Williams -- People in the major news media have come in for considerable and sometimes bitter criticism. They've been charged with anti-Americanism, leftism, bias and just plain lying, as in more…

Destroying black youth

by Walter Williams -- In last week's U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative-action decision, Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent included a quotation from an 1865 speech by abolitionist Frederick Douglass. "What I ask for the more…

Thugs in school

by Walter Williams -- Marc Epstein teaches history at Jamaica High School in Queens, N.Y. He wrote the summer 2003 issue of Education Next's feature story, titled "Security Detail." If an American, more…

Protecting the environment

by Walter Williams -- Disagreement with the world's environmentalist wackos doesn't mean that one is for dirty air and water, against conservation and for species extinction. Dr. Richard Stroup, Montana State University more…