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…

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…