Walter Williams: Educational sabotage

Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the “huge disparity is not caused by differences in…

Editorial: Rare earth mining makes green energy not-so-green

In Monday’s Tyler Area Energy Summit, Ken Morgan, PhD., director of the Texas Christian University’s Energy Institute, brought up an important element of green energy - several elements, in fact - which make it not-so-very green. Rare earth elements, also known as rare earth metals, are the materials that make the high-tech “green

Editorial: Two essays show how words and ideas have power

Words matter. In an important way, words create not reality, but how we perceive reality. Two essays published in recent days agree on that much, at least. Writing for the Competitive Research Institute, Ryan Young explains how words - language - are the greatest human achievement, allowing all others. Yet Crispin Sartwell, writing in The Wall

Reader responses for the week of March 26

I think the Tyler Paper’s recent editorial is correct, that health care is not a “right” guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The argument that each of us should be a good neighbor is a religious (Luke 10:25-37) or social concept and its application changes with the continuing evolution of our society and technology. It certainly wasn’t

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Walter Williams: Educational sabotage

Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white…

28 March 2017 [09:30 AM]
How much efficiency can we really take?

A visit with my son Cal, during his drive home from work, recently revealed something that caught my attention. He was extolling the virtues of his fingernail clippers. He was clipping and driving. Not at the same time, I’m sure.…

25 March 2017 [04:42 PM]
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Walter Williams: Liberty isn't for wimps

Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty.…

14 March 2017 [01:56 PM]
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Walter Williams: College Campus Disgrace

While college administrators and professors accept disgraceful behavior, we as taxpayers, donors and parents should not foot the bill. Let’s look at…

07 March 2017 [12:19 PM]
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