Racial profiling

by Walter Williams -- What is racial profiling, and is it racist? We can think of profiling as using cheap-to-observe characteristics as indicators or proxies for more-costly-to-observe characteristics. A person's physical characteristics more…

College update

by Walter Williams -- In far too many instances, what passes as college life and education today is no less than shameful. Under the name of diversity and political correctness, billions of more…

Democrat magicians

by Walter Williams -- Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines magician as "one who performs tricks of illusion and sleight of hand" and "one skilled in magic," a "sorcerer." That's an apt description for the more…

Minimum gasoline prices

by Walter Williams -- A couple of weeks ago, heading down to George Mason University, I pulled into my favorite Wawa gasoline station just off the Bel Air, Md., exit on I-95 more…

Price gouging

by Walter Williams -- The Virginia Senate just passed the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act of 2004, which now awaits Gov. Mark Warner's signature. In part, the act says, "During any time more…

Saddam Hussein's weapons

by Walter Williams -- Listening to the political and media rhetoric about the war in Iraq, you'd think that only President Bush thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Here are more…

Educational ineptitude

by Walter Williams -- What passes for educational enlightenment these days boggles the mind. Matt Gouras, of the Associated Press, writing in the Jan. 5 Seattle Times tells a story about Tennessee more…

Let's get married

by Walter Williams -- The Massachusetts high court ruled that people of the same sex have a right to be married. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and County Clerk Nancy Alfaro, in more…

Congressional miracles

by Walter Williams -- In Marcus Cook Connelly's spiritual play, "Green Pastures," God lamented to the Angel Gabriel, "Every time Ah passes a miracle, Ah has to pass fo' or five mo' more…

Goodies cost

by Walter Williams -- The first concept an economics student learns is that for every benefit there's also a cost – or, as my longtime colleague and friend Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman more…