The bloody effects of multiculturalism

by Walter Williams -- After reading Dr. Thomas Sowell's latest book, "Intellectuals and Race," one cannot emerge with much respect for the reasoning powers of intellectuals, particularly academics, on matters of race. more…

When teachers are this dumb ...

by Walter Williams -- American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there's enough blame for all participants to have their fair share. They include students who are hostile and more…

Why mandated wages are racist

by Walter Williams -- Let's work through an example. Suppose 100 yards of fence could be built using one of two techniques. You could hire three low-skilled workers for $15 each, or more…

Minimum-wage lunacy

by Walter Williams -- In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. That would be almost a 25 more…

Abe Lincoln a closet secessionist?

by Walter Williams -- Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our more…

Cultural deviancy's the culprit, not guns

by Walter Williams -- There's a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered more…

Fact-based reality about women in combat

by Walter Williams -- A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd more…

Debt-ceiling truths

by Walter Williams -- Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government's borrowing authority by more…

When experts are clueless

by Walter Williams -- Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He more…

Are gun laws the answer?

by Walter Williams -- When I attended primary and secondary school – during the 1940s and '50s – one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? more…