Legalized plunder: An American way of life

by Walter Williams -- Frederic Bastiat, a French economist and member of the French National Assembly, lived from 1801 to 1850. He had great admiration for our country, except for our two more…

Marijuana and violence: A correlation?

by Walter Williams -- Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used more…

Is reality optional now?

by Walter Williams -- Suppose I declare that I am a king. Should you be required to address me as "Your Majesty"? You say, "Williams, that's lunacy! You can't prove such nonsense." more…

Demonizing white men all the rage

by Walter Williams -- Rush Limbaugh's December 2018 Limbaugh Letter has an article titled "Demonizing White Men." It highlights – with actual quotations from people in the media, academia and the political more…

When Dems were reasonable on immigration

by Walter Williams -- Here are a couple of easy immigration questions – answerable with a simple "yes" or "no" – we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone more…

A glimmer of hope for black education

by Walter Williams -- In reference to efforts to teach black children, the president of the St. Petersburg, Florida, chapter of the NAACP, Maria Scruggs, said: "The (school) district has shown they more…

The worst enemy of black people

by Walter Williams -- Malcolm X was a Muslim minister and human-rights activist. Born in 1925, he met his death at the hands of an assassin in 1965. Malcolm X was a more…

Disparities galore

by Walter Williams -- Much is made about observed differences between sexes and among races. The nation's academic and legal elite try to sell us on the notion that men and women more…

FDA policies kill -- let's change them

by Walter Williams -- Among the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's responsibilities are approval and regulation of pharmaceutical drugs. In short, its responsibility is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs. more…