Harm is a 2-way street

by Walter Williams -- The largest losers of America's anti-tobacco crusade aren't tobacco companies and smokers, it's the American people who are incrementally giving up private property rights. You say, "Hold it, more…

A politician's public service

by Walter Williams -- Presidential aspirant Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., unwittingly performed a public service in his address to the Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last month. He revealed the more…

Commerce Clause abuse

by Walter Williams -- Several weeks ago, under the title "Is It Permissible?" I discussed how Congress systematically abuses the Constitution's "welfare clause" to control our lives in ways that would have more…

No excuses

by Walter Williams -- "Excellent schools deliver a clear message to their students: No Excuses. No excuses for failing to do your homework, failing to work hard in general; no excuses for more…

Racial censorship

by Walter Williams -- Rush Limbaugh's comment on ESPN regarding Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb was: "I don't think he's been that good from the get go. I think what we've had more…

Trashing rule of law

by Walter Williams -- For most of our history, we followed the British system of common law, including laws dealing with tort liability. This heritage has been attacked by courts and plaintiff more…

Is it permissible?

by Walter Williams -- We all can agree that having money to pay our mortgage or rent on time is very important. Since some people are spendthrifts and don't manage their money more…

The right to deal

by Walter Williams -- Suppose you want to deal with me but I don't want to deal with you. Should I be forced to? You might ask, "What are you talking about?" more…

We need a job-saving law

by Walter Williams -- Recent advocacy of free trade in this column has caused considerable reader apoplexy and anxiety, not to mention accusations of unconcern with worker plight. Readers have protested loss more…