Government against its citizens

by Walter Williams -- Democrat Mary Landrieu's successful Louisiana senatorial race against Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell highlights some of the less appreciated and uglier aspects of American politics. America's sugar producers more…

Washington's education establishment

by Walter Williams -- "Fiddling Whilst Rome Burns" was my column two weeks ago. It looked at the disastrous state of education in the nation's capitol, where at only one of the more…

Fiddling whilst Rome burns

by Walter Williams -- Casey Lartigue, policy analyst for the Washington, D.C., based Cato Institute, has written a report in the Dec. 10 issue of Policy Analysis that constitutes a devastating indictment more…

Double standards

by Walter Williams -- During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand more…

Middle East peace recipe

by Walter Williams -- Frederic Bastiat, 19th-century French economist, predicted, "If goods don't cross borders, troops will." That's precisely the theme of a July 1 Weekly Standard article written by my Israeli more…

Taxation 101

by Walter Williams -- We need government, and that means taxes. But when we think about government spending, and the taxes needed to finance its spending, we should also think of the more…

Non-politically correct thinking

by Walter Williams -- There're lots of terms used in ways that have great emotional worth but little analytical value. Take the term discrimination. When selecting a wife, some 43 years ago, more…

Family secrets

by Walter Williams -- Airing the "family's" dirty laundry in public can qualify one for less-than-flattering descriptions. That's particularly applicable to a black person, and even more so when he questions the more…

The 'Great Generation'?

by Walter Williams -- The American generation who suffered through the Great Depression and defeated the tyrannical designs that Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo Hideki had for the world has often been more…