Could U.S. foundersbe elected today?

by Walter Williams -- Now that we're about to decide the White House's next occupant, let's speculate about how previous presidents might fare were they standing for election in today's America. What more…

Attacks on the rule of law

by Walter Williams -- Politicians, lawyers, assorted rascals and do-gooders are rapidly undermining our common-law rules of torts, while the rest of us either applaud their efforts or are indifferent. Michael I. more…

Three cheers for smugglers

by Walter Williams -- During the days of the Soviet Union, Swiss watches were illegal. In the era of the American Prohibition, the sale, manufacture and importation of intoxicating liquor was illegal. more…

Declining standards

by Walter Williams -- Listening to how English is spoken nowadays is one more indicator of our decline in values and standards. It's not just the foul language and loose talk; it's more…

Finding cures

by Walter Williams -- During the past 50 years, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV have killed several times as many people as have all wars. Five million people succumb to these diseases each more…

Reparations for slavery

by Walter Williams -- If the November elections put Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, we can expect John Conyers, D-Mich., to introduce legislation that would set up a committee more…

Explaining high gas prices

by Walter Williams -- Whether we like today's high gasoline prices or not, according to Vice President Gore, they're good for us. In Gore's book "Earth in the Balance," he claims that more…

Was a Bill of Rights necessary?

by Walter Williams -- As we celebrate the Fourth of July, let's ask the question: Did the Framers make a mistake by amending the Constitution with the Bill of Rights? Would Americans more…

Environmentalist update

by Walter Williams -- Most of what the radical environmentalists preach is wrong or exaggerated, and sometimes it's simply outright lies. Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is a gasoline oxygenate that the U.S. more…

Trading things

by Walter Williams -- With the recent demonstrations against international trade in Windsor, Canada, and Washington, D.C., not to mention the violent protests in Seattle, one might get the impression that trade more…