Trashing rule of law

by Walter Williams -- For most of our history, we followed the British system of common law, including laws dealing with tort liability. This heritage has been attacked by courts and plaintiff more…

Is it permissible?

by Walter Williams -- We all can agree that having money to pay our mortgage or rent on time is very important. Since some people are spendthrifts and don't manage their money more…

The right to deal

by Walter Williams -- Suppose you want to deal with me but I don't want to deal with you. Should I be forced to? You might ask, "What are you talking about?" more…

We need a job-saving law

by Walter Williams -- Recent advocacy of free trade in this column has caused considerable reader apoplexy and anxiety, not to mention accusations of unconcern with worker plight. Readers have protested loss more…

'Click it or ticket'

by Walter Williams -- Imagine you're having a backyard barbeque. A cop walks in and announces, "This is a random health and safety check to see whether you've removed the skin from more…

America's academic tyrants

by Walter Williams -- Many of America's colleges and universities have become the modern leaders of racism and intolerance. Recently, we were treated to information about racism at the University of Michigan, more…

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…