Helping small, hurting big

by Walter Williams -- I buy more from my grocer than he buys from me. I buy more from my auto dealer than he buys from me. The trade imbalance doesn't stop more…

Slavery reparations

by Walter Williams -- Today, there are increasing numbers of black professionals and scholars advocating reparations for slavery. New York Times staff writer Tamar Lewin, in her June 3 article "Calls for more…

Ignorance or contempt?

by Walter Williams -- Congressmen, presidents and Supreme Court justices take an oath of office swearing to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. As if the Constitution itself isn't clear about what more…

Inept teacher training

by Walter Williams -- American education will never be improved until we address a problem seen as too delicate to discuss. That problem is teacher philosophy and incompetence. If we were serious more…

Orchestrating energy disaster

by Walter Williams -- One needn't be a rocket scientist to create California's energy problems. According to the California Energy Commission, from 1996 to 1999 electricity demand, stimulated by a booming economy, more…

America's amnesia

by Walter Williams -- Arthur M. Schlesinger wrote in "The Disuniting of America": "History is to the nation ... as memory is to the individual. An individual deprived of memory becomes disoriented more…

America's new role models

by Walter Williams -- Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan gave us the phrase "defining deviancy down" to describe how we've switched from moral absolutes to situational morality. Today's morality is situational more…

Virginia State University tyranny

by Walter Williams -- If we had to single out one American institution that stands at the forefront of modern-day racial discrimination, deception and contempt for fundamental principles of liberty, it would more…

Kids and guns

by Walter Williams -- Every time there's a school shooting, there are demands for greater gun control measures that range from longer waiting periods and mandated gun locks to stricter licensing and more…

Laws versus values

by Walter Williams -- During the '40s, when I attended primary and secondary school, one didn't hear of school shootings. Why? Did we have better laws banning guns in and around schools? more…