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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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  • 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…

  • A modest proposal … for California

    The great state of California was once the land of opportunity, but that’s not so much the case anymore.

  • Trickle down and tax cuts

    President Barack Obama recently criticized Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for trying to sell a tax plan, which he called “trickledown snake oil.” Is there even such a theory?

  • Understanding economics

    Here’s a question: If there’s a disaster, a war, a severe drought or some other calamity that restricts future supplies of a commodity, what is the intelligent thing for people to do right away?

  • Academic dishonesty

    Many of the nation’s colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an “enlightened” form of racism.

  • Who may tax and spend?

    So here it is again: The first clause of Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution, generally known as the “origination clause,” reads…

  • The rich don’t pay enough?

    According to IRS 2007 data, the richest 1 percent of Americans earned 22 percent of national personal income but paid 40 percent of all personal income taxes.

  • Obama’s educational excellence initiative

    President Barack Obama recently wrote an executive order that established a White House initiative on educational excellence for black Americans that will be housed in the Department of Education. It proposes “to identify evidence-based best practices” to improve black achievement | Read More »