Managing a disaster

by Walter Williams -- Imagine you're a head physician faced with a large-scale disaster such as the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, the Oklahoma City bombing or battlefield casualties. more…

Educational ineptitude, Part 2

by Walter Williams -- Several weeks ago, my column "Educational ineptitude" was about the sorry state of teacher quality and concluded that while teacher ineptitude is neither flattering nor comfortable to confront, more…

U.S. atrocities in Iraq

by Walter Williams -- It's the end of the semester at George Mason University, and for the past couple of weeks, I've been too busy preparing final exam harassment for my students more…

Reinstating the military draft

by Walter Williams -- Last year, Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-S.C., and Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., introduced bills calling for reinstatement of the military draft. A far more descriptive term for the military more…

Poor education prognosis

by Walter Williams -- Drs. Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom's new book "No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning" shows that the government education whites receive is nothing to write home about, more…

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…