Zimbabwe reparations

by Walter Williams -- Shakespeare Maya, Zimbabwe's leader of the opposition National Alliance for Good Governance, opined, "This land was stolen from our ancestors, and it follows that those who hold it more…

Rights vs. wishes

by Walter Williams -- We hear so much about "rights" – a right to this and a right to that. People say they have a right to decent housing, a right to more…

Why America's become sissified

by Walter Williams -- "America: A Sissified Nation" was the title of an August 2002 column that brought in hundreds of favorable responses, mostly from American men and women who were not more…

Poor language, poor thinking

by Walter Williams -- Here's what the Harvard University Civil Rights Project's "scholars" said in a July 2001 press release: "Almost half a century after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that Southern more…

Freedom of association

by Walter Williams -- Do Americans really cherish freedom of association? Are there any justifiable restrictions on freedom of association? In my book, any restriction on one's right to associate freely with more…

Phony diversity

by Walter Williams -- You've written a tuition check, carted your son or daughter off to college, given those last minute admonitions and made those tearful good byes. For those thousands of more…

Whose business is it?

by Walter Williams -- My health and other aspects of my well-being are the business of whom? You say, "What's it now, Williams?" I'm simply asking whose business is it if I more…

America: A sissified nation

by Walter Williams -- Benjamin Franklin warned, "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." But that's what the Bush administration and more…

Parting company

by Walter Williams -- Each July 4, we celebrate the founding of our nation, but how many Americans understand – much less respect – the founding principles? I fear that, for most more…

What or who is the market?

by Walter Williams -- Every day, we hear something about markets. Your 6 o'clock news anchor might say, "The market had a bad day." Last year, Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Alan Greenspan more…