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…

Campaign finance reform: Wrong target

by Walter Williams -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., makes a lot of political hay portraying himself as the presidential candidate for campaign finance reform and against influence-peddling. He's for restrictions on the more…

Lifestyle Nazis update

by Walter Williams -- Imagine having a reservation, showing up at a restaurant and being barred from entry. That's what can happen in some parts of Canada if you washed your hair more…

Black students as meal tickets

by Walter Williams -- There's a story about a visitor to an Indian reservation who sees a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer uncontrollably crying. He asks, "Why are you crying?" The officer more…

Should the oath of office be changed?

by Walter Williams -- Members of Congress take a sworn oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic" and "bear true faith and more…

Black Confederates

by Walter Williams -- During our War of 1861, ex-slave Frederick Douglass observed, "There are at the present moment, many colored men in the Confederate Army doing duty not only as cooks, more…

Choosing the right college

by Walter Williams -- Colleges will soon begin to send out applicant acceptance letters. Choosing the right college is an important challenge to students, who will spend a lifetime living with their more…

Another attack on liberty

by Walter Williams -- We Americans are either stupid, ignorant, complacent or all three, if we can't see it coming. "OK, Williams," you say, "what's your gripe this time?" First, let's step more…