Weaker than we think

by Walter Williams -- "On Sept. 11, one in 3,000 New Yorkers perished, but in the same year, over one in 1,000 urbanites were murdered in three major cities in the Western more…

Greedy or ignorant

by Walter Williams -- "The Dog and His Bone" is one of Aesop's many instructive fables. It's about a dog carrying a bone in his mouth. As he was crossing a footbridge more…

Are we a republic or a democracy?

by Walter Williams -- We often hear the claim that our nation is a democracy. That wasn't the vision of the founders. They saw democracy as another form of tyranny. If we've more…

Attacking Western values

by Walter Williams -- School boards have recently banned songs and music containing references to Santa Claus, Jesus and other religious Christmas symbols. The New York City school system permits displays of more…

National sales tax

by Walter Williams -- Rep. John Linder, R-Ga., has authored H.R. 25 "To promote freedom, fairness and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, more…

Higher education in decline, part 2

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column discussed the sad and tragic state of affairs in higher education. According to loads of letters received in response to that column, it's worse than more…

Higher education in decline

by Walter Williams -- College costs have risen dramatically over the last several decades. In many cases, it's difficult to find a college where per-student costs are under $20,000 each year. Most more…

Attack on decency

by Walter Williams -- Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," Nicollette Sheridan's towel malfunction and naked leap into the arms of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens in a promotion before ABC's "Monday Night more…

Attacking Condi

by Walter Williams -- Dr. Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser and now his secretary of state nominee, has been the subject of nasty, demeaning and disrespectful cartoons and commentary. Some more…

Economic lunacy

by Walter Williams -- Here are a couple of newspaper headlines following Florida's bout with hurricane disasters: "Storms create lucrative times," St. Petersburg Times (Sept. 30, 2004), and "Economic growth from hurricanes more…