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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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  • Gullible Americans

    Gullible Americans

    Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer, is a favorite of mine. He wrote “Gulliver’s Travels.”

  • Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the “progressive” mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive.

  • Sloppy Language and Thinking

    Sloppy Language and Thinking

    George Orwell said, “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too.

  • Isn't It Strange?

    Isn’t It Strange?

    There is a letter titled “Isn’t It Strange?” making the rounds in email boxes. It asks questions to which our fellow Americans should know the answers, save for those caught up in modernity.

  • Education Insanity

    Education Insanity

    Some credit Albert Einstein, others credit Benjamin Franklin, with the observation that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results.”

  • Blacks and the Confederacy

    Blacks and the Confederacy

    Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. Arlene Barnum, a surviving passenger in the vehicle, told authorities and the media that they had been forced off the road by a carload of “angry young black men” after Hervey, while wearing his Confederate kepi, stopped at a convenience store en route to his home in Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Minimum Wage Dishonesty

    Minimum Wage Dishonesty

    Michael Hiltzik, a columnist and Los Angeles Times reporter, wrote an article titled “Does a minimum wage raise hurt workers? Economists say: We don’t know.”

  • Unappreciated Tax on the Poor

    Unappreciated Tax on the Poor

    A few years ago, BET had a commentary titled “Where Are the Grocery Stores in Black Neighborhoods?”

  • Misleading and Using Blacks

    Misleading and Using Blacks

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ran headlong into the leftist meat grinder by questioning whether college admission of blacks with academic achievement levels significantly lower than the rest of the student body is beneficial to blacks.

  • Immorality and Contempt for Liberty

    Immorality and Contempt for Liberty

    American immorality and contempt for liberty lie at the root of most of the political economic problems our nation faces.

  • Our Timid Military Leaders

    Our Timid Military Leaders

    This month, President Barack Obama’s defense secretary, Ashton Carter, decreed that there will be 220,000 combat military jobs offered to women — including in Army special operations forces and the Navy SEALs.

  • Squandered Resources on College Education

    Squandered Resources on College Education

    Most college students do not belong in college. I am not by myself in this assessment. Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson said, “It’s time to drop the college-for-all crusade,” adding that “the college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness.”

  • Can We Learn From Europe?

    Can We Learn From Europe?

    Earlier this year, my column asked, “Will the West Defend Itself?” I pointed out that America’s leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe.

  • Free Speech

    Free Speech

    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let’s examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one’s commitment to free speech?

  • Education Disaster

    Education Disaster

    The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress report, also known as The Nation’s Report Card, shows that U.S. educational achievement, to put it nicely, leaves much to be desired.

  • Attacking Our Founders

    Attacking Our Founders

    Many of my columns speak highly of the wisdom of our nation’s founders. Every once in a while, I receive an ugly letter sarcastically asking what do I think of their wisdom declaring blacks “three-fifths of a human.” It’s difficult | Read More »

  • Destroying Your Vote

    Destroying Your Vote

    Voter ID laws have been challenged because liberal Democrats deem them racist. I guess that’s because they see blacks as being incapable of acquiring some kind of government-issued identification.

  • Who's Responsible?

    Who’s Responsible?

    Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, “I mean, if we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear.”

  • Liberal and Progressive Vision

    Liberal and Progressive Vision

    Here’s my question to you: If an evil person is guaranteed that he can inflict physical pain upon others and guaranteed to never suffer pain himself, what happens to his willingness to inflict pain?

  • Wealth, Poverty and Politics

    Dr. Thomas Sowell, my colleague and friend, told me several years ago that he wasn’t going to write any more books, but that was two books ago, and now he has just published his 45th.