What's going on?

by Walter Williams -- The Federal Trade Commission has just released its year-long study showing how Hollywood's film industry, the music industry and the video-game industry have been deliberately targeting and marketing more…

It's time to part company

by Walter Williams -- One political question we have to answer is whether George W. Bush or Albert Gore shall be president, and just which party will control the House of Representatives more…

Death, wealth and taxes

by Walter Williams -- Last week, President Clinton carried through with his threat to veto bipartisan legislation that would have repealed the federal death tax over the next decade. The death tax more…

Picking us offone at a time

by Walter Williams -- Richard Mann, a North Carolina farmer, shot a wolf that was threatening his cattle. When he went to bury the animal the next day, he was confronted by more…

Groveling 101

by Walter Williams -- When Vice President Al Gore announced that Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., was his running mate, many people applauded. Lieberman, an honorable man, was seen as a refreshing choice more…

Could U.S. foundersbe elected today?

by Walter Williams -- Now that we're about to decide the White House's next occupant, let's speculate about how previous presidents might fare were they standing for election in today's America. What more…

Attacks on the rule of law

by Walter Williams -- Politicians, lawyers, assorted rascals and do-gooders are rapidly undermining our common-law rules of torts, while the rest of us either applaud their efforts or are indifferent. Michael I. more…

Three cheers for smugglers

by Walter Williams -- During the days of the Soviet Union, Swiss watches were illegal. In the era of the American Prohibition, the sale, manufacture and importation of intoxicating liquor was illegal. more…

Declining standards

by Walter Williams -- Listening to how English is spoken nowadays is one more indicator of our decline in values and standards. It's not just the foul language and loose talk; it's more…

Finding cures

by Walter Williams -- During the past 50 years, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV have killed several times as many people as have all wars. Five million people succumb to these diseases each more…