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Dr. Williams is a nationally syndicated columnist, former chairman of the economics department at George Mason University, and author of More Liberty Means Less Government
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  • The cancer of multiculturalism

    The cancer of multiculturalism

    In Obama’s mind, Western outrage at Islamic barbarism should be tempered by the remembrance of what Christians did a thousand years ago in the name of Christ.

  • Shame

    Shame

    Today’s liberals are not racists, but they often behave that way.

  • Fairness and justice

    Fairness and justice

    What constitutes fairness and justice has been debated for centuries.

  • Tragic school stories

    Tragic school stories

    New York’s schools are the most segregated in the nation, and the state needs remedies right away.

  • Defense against demagogues

    Defense against demagogues

    The idiotic explanation that attributed high oil prices to greed might now be adjusted to argue that big oil executives have been morally rejuvenated.

  • Will the West defend itself?

    Will the West defend itself?

    I wonder whether America’s leftists and progressives want to import some of Europe’s barbaric extremism associated with its Muslim population.

  • Basic economics

    Basic economics

    The fact that Sowell’s “Basic Economics” has been translated into seven different languages speaks well of its usefulness in transmitting fundamental economic understanding.

  • Liberals' use of black people, part II

    Liberals’ use of black people, part II

    Most demeaning are their double standards.

  • Liberals' use of black people

    Liberals’ use of black people

    Let’s look at some of the ways white liberals use black people.

  • Black progression and retrogression

    Black progression and retrogression

    Older black people, who were raised in an era when there was far greater discrimination and who faced far fewer opportunities, need to speak out against behavior and excuses that their parents would have never accepted.

  • Should profiling be banned?

    Should profiling be banned?

    Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of racial profiling or any other kind of profiling.

  • What's rule of law?

    What’s rule of law?

    Most Americans have little or no inkling of what “rule of law” means.

  • Can racial discrimination explain much?

    Can racial discrimination explain much?

    The decency of accurate diagnosis should be given to analyzing the problems of a large segment of the black community.

  • Obama vs. us

    Obama vs. us

    Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver?

  • Educational fraud

    Educational fraud

    It would be unreasonable to expect a student with the reading, writing, and computing abilities of an eighth-grader to do well in college.

  • Scholar-athlete charade

    Scholar-athlete charade

    Rampant academic cheating is not confined to primary and secondary schools.

  • Africa: A tragic continent

    Africa: A tragic continent

    Poverty is not a cause but a result of Africa’s problems.

  • Embarrassing economists

    Embarrassing economists

    Some economists are practicing economic malpractice.

  • Officially killing Americans

    Officially killing Americans

    It’s in an FDA official’s self-interest to err on the side of over-caution.

  • Teacher indoctrination

    Teacher indoctrination

    Parents should become more involved with their children’s education.