Today's free-speech crisis

by Walter Williams -- The First Amendment to our Constitution was proposed by the 1788 Virginia ratification convention during its narrow 89 to 79 vote to ratify the Constitution. Virginia's resolution held more…

The left's assault on Western civilization

by Walter Williams -- Western civilization was founded on a set of philosophies that focus strongly on the sanctity of individuals and their power of logic and reason. This belief led to more…

Did U.S. get rich on backs of black slaves?

by Walter Williams -- Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties more…

Is NYC racism worse now than in 1938?

by Walter Williams -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city's specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He's joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, more…

Increased division is not Trump's fault

by Walter Williams -- We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups more…

Slavery is neither strange nor peculiar

by Walter Williams -- The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation's founding is that slavery was sanctioned. They argue that the founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of more…

Socialist promises, capitalist realities

by Walter Williams -- Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes free more…

6 ways to fix American universities

by Walter Williams -- Distinguished professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, "Restoring the Promise," published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis more…