High-powered war technology

by Walter Williams -- Early March, Mrs. Williams and I abandoned the snow and the cold to vacation in Panama City, Fla. We savored the hospitality of our many friends, not to more…

Market wonders

by Walter Williams -- We've all seen gasoline prices rising – is that good news or bad news? Congress could enact price controls and "odd and even" days for gasoline purchases like more…

Congress' insidious discrimination

by Walter Williams -- There's a little-known law called the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. It remains on the books today. Before saying what the law is and its effects, let me run more…

Different visions, different policy

by Walter Williams -- We're often confronted by the enigma of decent people professing identical goals but advocating polar opposite policies. Sometimes the political alignment is seen as conservative vs. liberal where, more…

Affirmative-action bake sale

by Walter Williams -- Not all college students support racial preferences, and some UCLA students made their feelings known in a highly innovative way. In early February, Bruin Republicans organized a campus more…

Poverty in America

by Walter Williams -- If you're a poor adult in America, for the most part, it's all your fault. That's true, at least today, whether you're black, white, brown or polka dot. more…

FAA aviation-aversion therapy

by Walter Williams -- Aversion therapy is sometimes used when there are associated behavior patterns that are pleasant but might be regarded by a third party as undesirable. For example, alcoholics love more…

Affirmative action or racism? – Part II

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column discussed some of the controversy surrounding the University of Michigan's admissions practices, where blacks and Hispanics are given points based solely on race, and where more…

Affirmative action or racism?

by Walter Williams -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear Grutter and Gratz vs. Bollinger, a case challenging the University of Michigan's racial preferences, and President Bush's submitting an amicus curiae more…

Third-world poverty myths

by Walter Williams -- A typical belief among the world's foreign aid agencies is there's a "vicious cycle of poverty" that makes economic development virtually impossible for the world's poor nations. This more…