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Walter E. Williams is an American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, as well as a syndicated columnist and author known for his libertarian conservative views. His writings frequently appear on Townhall.com, WND, Jewish World Review, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the United States.

There is little question in most academic research that increases in the minimum wage lead to increases in unemployment. An issue not often included in minimum wage debates is the substitution effects of minimum wage increases.

One can only imagine the widespread condemnation of Republicans and conservatives if, after the inauguration of Obama, they had gone on a violent tear all over the nation as did Democrats and liberals after the inauguration of Trump.

Snowflakes feel as though they must be protected against words, events and deeds that do not fully conform to their narrow-minded beliefs built on sheer delusion. This might explain their behavior in the wake of Trump's trouncing of Hillary Clinton.

Trump's threats to impose high tariffs on the products of companies that leave ought to be a worry for us — namely, whether we are going to have another president who flouts the U.S. Constitution.