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…

Black teachers' fraud

by Walter Williams -- Nearly two years ago, U.S. News & World Report came out with a story titled "Educators implicated in Atlanta cheating scandal." It reported that "for 10 years, hundreds more…

2nd Amendment no longer needed?

by Walter Williams -- Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." more…

Liberty doomed to fail in Middle East

by Walter Williams -- Here's the first paragraph of my last year's column "Democracy is impossible": "After Moammar Gadhafi's downfall as Libya's tyrannical ruler, politicians and 'experts' in the U.S. and elsewhere, more…

America's loser black cities

by Walter Williams -- JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." more…

The Fed and crony capitalism

by Walter Williams -- Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze for advice on how to put it out? You say, more…

Tax-the-rich demagoguery

by Walter Williams -- Is there any reason for today's Americans to care about what happens to tomorrow's Americans? After all, what have tomorrow's Americans done for today's Americans? Moreover, since tomorrow's more…