Foreign trade angst

by Walter Williams -- I've written a nationally syndicated column for nearly 25 years. Columns critical of Social Security and handouts to farmers used to bring the angry self-serving mail. Now it's more…

Exporting jobs

by Walter Williams -- Among George Orwell's insightful observations, there's one very worthy of attention: "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Let's look at a few examples of more…

Africa: A tragic continent

by Walter Williams -- Anyone who believes President Bush's Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill of beans is whistling Dixie. Maybe it's overly more…

Race board needed

by Walter Williams -- The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger permits colleges to award a "plus" to black, Hispanic and American Indian student applications for admission. As sure more…

Drug industry destruction

by Walter Williams -- Last week, the House voted 324 to 101 to make it easier for Americans to import lower-priced prescription drugs sold in Canada and Europe for their own use. more…

We made it!

by Walter Williams -- Whenever someone says that this or that government program is absolutely necessary, I always wonder, "What did people do and how did they survive before the program?" If more…

Insider trading

by Walter Williams -- Some of us know more about some things than others, and we often exploit that advantage. I know more about my driving habits than my auto insurance company. more…

Media ignorance

by Walter Williams -- People in the major news media have come in for considerable and sometimes bitter criticism. They've been charged with anti-Americanism, leftism, bias and just plain lying, as in more…

Destroying black youth

by Walter Williams -- In last week's U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative-action decision, Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent included a quotation from an 1865 speech by abolitionist Frederick Douglass. "What I ask for the more…

Thugs in school

by Walter Williams -- Marc Epstein teaches history at Jamaica High School in Queens, N.Y. He wrote the summer 2003 issue of Education Next's feature story, titled "Security Detail." If an American, more…