No Excuses

by Walter Williams -- According to a March 17 Los Angeles Times story written by education reporter Richard Lee Colvin, 60 percent of Los Angeles eighth-graders do not know their multiplication tables. more…

Benefits to starvation

by Walter Williams -- Brutal as it might be, there has been a beneficial side to conquest, particularly to future generations of conquered people. You might think that's awful to say, but more…

Let's debate but think straight

by Walter Williams -- I teach economic theory at George Mason University at the introductory, intermediate and Ph.D. levels. I admonish students that in the process of fooling others, it is not more…

Government against business

by Walter Williams -- Last week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Jackson ruled that Microsoft violated federal antitrust laws and harmed consumers. Jackson found that the company: 1) used its position to "monopolize more…

Prosperity and freedom

by Walter Williams -- The National Summit on Africa recently met in Washington, D.C., to discuss economic growth programs for the continent's miserably impoverished nations. I'm betting they ignored the ticket out more…

To keep and bear arms

by Walter Williams -- Whenever there's a tragedy involving gun use, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, the gun-control lobby and the news media seize it as another opportunity to exploit the emotions of more…

A couple perplexities

by Walter Williams -- There are a couple of current events that have caught me without an answer. The first is the recent Austrian election that brought the Freedom Party into a more…

The common defense

by Walter Williams -- Our Constitution says, "Congress shall have power to provide for the common defense." If that's Congress' job, then why are Americans unnecessarily naked to attack with weapons of more…

Deception 101

by Walter Williams -- Vice-President Al Gore, aided and abetted by Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, fought for and succeeded in amending the Telecommunications Act of 1996 such that a more…

Political exploitation of ignorance

by Walter Williams -- Ignorance gives politicians a free hand to exploit the politics of envy. Our education system creates a growing surplus of that ignorance. Politicians like Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., and more…