Getting back our liberties

by Walter Williams -- Last week's column, "Let's Do Some Detective Work," provided unassailable evidence that the protections of liberty envisioned by the Constitution's Framers mean little today. I was pleasantly surprised more…

Let's do some detective work

by Walter Williams -- I'd like to enlist the services of my fellow Americans with a bit of detective work. Let's start off with hard evidence. The Federalist Papers were a set more…

Economic straight thinking

by Walter Williams -- A fortnight ago, I wrote "Harm's a Two-Way Street," a column that generated considerable reader response, some of it angry and nasty. The gist of the column was more…

Jobs come and go

by Walter Williams -- In 1970, the telecommunications industry employed 421,000 switchboard operators. In the same year, Americans made 9.8 billion long-distance calls. Today, the telecommunications industry employs only 78,000 operators. That's more…

Harm is a 2-way street

by Walter Williams -- The largest losers of America's anti-tobacco crusade aren't tobacco companies and smokers, it's the American people who are incrementally giving up private property rights. You say, "Hold it, more…

A politician's public service

by Walter Williams -- Presidential aspirant Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., unwittingly performed a public service in his address to the Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last month. He revealed the more…

Commerce Clause abuse

by Walter Williams -- Several weeks ago, under the title "Is It Permissible?" I discussed how Congress systematically abuses the Constitution's "welfare clause" to control our lives in ways that would have more…

No excuses

by Walter Williams -- "Excellent schools deliver a clear message to their students: No Excuses. No excuses for failing to do your homework, failing to work hard in general; no excuses for more…

Racial censorship

by Walter Williams -- Rush Limbaugh's comment on ESPN regarding Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb was: "I don't think he's been that good from the get go. I think what we've had more…