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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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  • Lessons on hating America

    Lessons on hating America

    The people running our education system are destroying the minds and values of our young people.

  • Minority View: Price Versus Cost

    Minority View: Price Versus Cost

    If Congress spent according to its authority, taxes wouldn’t be any more than 5 percent of the gross domestic product.

  • Minority View: Why is Black Unemployment so High?

    Minority View: Why is Black Unemployment so High?

    How much of what we see can be explained by discrimination?

  • How to meet the needs of minority students

    How to meet the needs of minority students

    Fighting off quack multiculturalism.

  • Williams: Educational Rot

    Williams: Educational Rot

    American education is in a sorry state of affair.

  • Higher minimum wages

    Higher minimum wages

    The White House economists are clearly ignoring some basics.

  • Williams: Follow the money

    Williams: Follow the money

    Lincoln couldn’t pass up on the South as a source of revenue.

  • Williams: Women in combat

    Williams: Women in combat

    What is a “gender-neutral playing field?”

  • Williams: Official lies

    Williams: Official lies

    Let’s expose presidential prevarication.

  • Williams: Experts aren’t deities

    It’s more easy than you might think to be fallible.

  • Williams: Are guns the problem?

    Williams: Are guns the problem?

    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.

  • Williams: Dishonest educators

    More than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated had cheated on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, sometimes called the national report card.

  • Middle East democracy

    It’s good to have hope, but if we’re going to be realistic, there’s little chance for Middle East emergence of what we in the West call democracy.

  • A hundred percent of nothing

    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.”

  • Future generations will pay for our trillion-dollar folly

    Future generations will pay for our trillion-dollar folly

    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 Americans don’t vote, we can dump on them with impunity. That’s a vision that describes the actual behavior of today’s Americans.

  • Parting Company

    The Northern Democratic and Republican parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace. Just about every major Northern newspaper editorialized in favor of the South’s right to secede.

  • Disaster ignorance

    Disaster ignorance

    Here’s a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation…

  • Black and white standards

    Black support of politicians who have done little or nothing for their ordinary constituents is by no means unusual.

  • What you can’t say

    Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative.”

  • Poverty nonsense

    Here’s a recent statement frequently suggested by leftist academics, think tank researchers and policymakers…