The real Lincoln

by Walter Williams -- Do states have a right of secession? That question was settled through the costly War of 1861. In his recently published book, "The Real Lincoln," Thomas DiLorenzo marshals more…

Campaign finance reform

by Walter Williams -- There's a story about Catholic priests who contracted to have a new church built for their congregation. When the church was completed – and just before the priests more…

Giving back

by Walter Williams -- How many times have we heard people being applauded for "giving back"? People seem to believe that, if you've been successful and made a lot of money, you're more…

They're coming after you

by Walter Williams -- Most Americans were pleased with the legislative attack on cigarette smokers, not to mention confiscatory tobacco taxes. We reveled in the Environmental Protection Agency's dishonest study concluding that more…

A new racist strategy

by Walter Williams -- In 1996, California's voters passed Proposition 209, which outlawed racial quotas for college admission. That didn't mean the end of the quest for racial quotas and the euphemisms more…

The cost of academic integrity

by Walter Williams -- Since the 1960s, academic achievement scores have plummeted, but student grade point averages have skyrocketed. The Academy of Arts and Sciences reports that at Harvard, for instance, A's more…

Stifling black students

by Walter Williams -- Racial preferences, quotas and affirmative action in university admission practices have lost political and, increasingly, legal support. As a result, states such as California, Texas and Florida have more…

How much for the war on terrorism?

by Walter Williams -- President George Bush's State of the Union address told us that legislation passed, expenditures made and troops deployed are just the beginning of our war on terrorism. But more…

Dependent on D.C.

by Walter Williams -- "The shift from personal autonomy to dependence on government is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern American politics. In the span of barely one lifetime, a nation grounded more…

Diversity, part 2

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column focused upon diversity-multiculturalism madness on college campuses. Now there's the diversity flap in New York City. Several columnists, most notably David Limbaugh and Kathleen Parker, more…