Walter E. Williams: Undermining America

Walter E. Williams: Undermining America

By Walter E. Williams Our nation’s leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote […]

Walter E. Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

Walter E. Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

By Walter E. Williams Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with […]

Walter E. Williams: Our broken moral compasses

Walter E. Williams: Our broken moral compasses

By Walter E. Williams As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is. Let’s look at […]

Walter E. Williams: Blacks vs. police

Walter E. Williams: Blacks vs. police

By Walter E. Williams Let’s throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they are protesting against police treatment of blacks and racial discrimination. We might ask just how much sense their protest makes. According to The […]

Walter E. Williams: Not a Day Care

Walter E. Williams: Not a Day Care

By Walter E. Williams Our college-age population consists mostly of 18- to 30-year-olds, and likewise our armed forces. I wonder whether they shared common responses to the 2016 presidential election. Many college administrators provided students with therapy dogs, play dough, coloring books, bubbles, videos of frolicking kittens and puppies, and soft music. They even canceled […]

Walter E. Williams: The Welfare State’s legacy

Walter E. Williams: The Welfare State’s legacy

By Walter E. Williams That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by […]

Walter E. Williams: We’re all to blame

Walter E. Williams: We’re all to blame

By Walter E. Williams The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most of it. Medicare ($582 billion) and Medicaid ($404 billion) are […]

Walter E. Williams: Liberals in a tizzy

Walter E. Williams: Liberals in a tizzy

By Walter E. Williams Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate […]

Walter E. Williams: Racial lies and racism

Walter E. Williams: Racial lies and racism

By Walter E. Williams Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an article titled “U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias” on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump’s Justice Department’s civil rights division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants. […]

Walter E. Williams: Charlottesville donnybrook

Walter E. Williams: Charlottesville donnybrook

By Walter E. Williams Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured. Have politicians and the news media told the […]

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