Protecting black people

by Walter Williams -- Having been invited to be the inaugural speaker for Valencia Community College's Millennium Lecture Series, I looked forward with considerable anticipation to my trip to Orlando, Fla. But more…

Unacknowledged crime costs

by Walter Williams -- Call and order a pizza delivery from Domino's. If you live in certain neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., Domino's will deliver a pizza -- but not to your door. more…

The virtue of greed

by Walter Williams -- You can call it greed, selfishness, or enlightened self-interest, but the bottom line is that it's these human motivations that get wonderful things done. Unfortunately, many people are more…

Federal tyranny marches on

by Walter Williams -- Last week, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno made good on President Clinton's State of the Union address threat to sue tobacco manufacturers to recover federal health-care costs associated more…

The nanny state

by Walter Williams -- Worrying about bacteria, New Jersey banned restaurants from serving eggs sunny side up. The ban has since been lifted. Some New Jersey localities have a ban on people more…

Yours and mine

by Walter Williams -- Tom Bethell, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and Washington correspondent for "The American Spectator," has just penned an excellent book titled, "The Noblest Triumph: Property and more…

America, land of restricted opportunity

by Walter Williams -- Let's set the background with a sampling of sentiments of yesteryear's Supreme Court Justices considered trash by most of today's justices, legal scholars, legislators and politicians in general. more…

Killing the messenger

by Walter Williams -- In 1995, only 465 black high-school seniors, out of 103,872 taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), scored 650 or higher on the verbal portion. On the math portion, more…

News from the education front

by Walter Williams -- Last month, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the State of California is not in violation of federal civil-rights statutes by testing prospective public school more…

An ugly conspiracy of silence

by Walter Williams -- If there's to be racial goodwill and harmony, at the minimum we must be willing to confront sometimes ugly truths. One of those truths has to do with more…