Vultures and looters gather

by Walter Williams -- Vultures and looters can always be expected in the wake of tragedies – they take advantage of increased opportunities to steal. Looters were arrested in New York, caught more…

Protection prerequisites

by Walter Williams -- Aren't you a bit perplexed at how rapidly our FBI and CIA identified, arrested or detained so many people involved in the terrorist attack? The answer's easy: The more…

There's no free lunch

by Walter Williams -- Each semester, I spend a few minutes explaining to my students, both graduate and undergraduate, the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Why? Mother Nature permits us to more…

Airport safety regulations

by Walter Williams -- Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta – Czar Norman – has ordered new, ill-thought-out, oppressive airline regulations in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Among them: a ban more…

Reaping the whirlwind

by Walter Williams -- The recent terrorist attacks suggest that it might be time to re-examine our foreign policy. What should that foreign policy be? Part of the answer might lie in more…

Lies and misrepresentations

by Walter Williams -- Nowhere do lies and misrepresentation stand out in as bold relief as in the political arena. But how we forget. Speaking in 1983, head of the National Highway more…

Safety at all costs?

by Walter Williams -- There's the old admonition: It's better to be safe than sorry. The fact of life is that one can be both safe and sorry – that's if we more…

Envirobamboozled

by Walter Williams -- Time magazine: "Scientists no longer doubt that global warming is happening, and almost nobody questions the fact that humans are at least partly responsible." U.S. News & World more…

Usable black history

by Walter Williams -- John McWhorter, linguistics professor at the Berkeley campus of the University of California, has written a compelling essay in the summer 2001 issue of City Journal titled, "Toward more…

The new language

by Walter Williams -- No one invented language – it simply spontaneously evolved as a system that enables us to communicate with one another. Language is never static because in the process more…