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<p>Armstrong Williams </p>

Armstrong Williams

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Who is speaking out for those the media has forgotten?

In the past few weeks, the mainstream media has been consumed with the tragic events that continue to unfold in Ferguson

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FCC doublespeak: Saying one thing and doing another

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 specifies that the Federal Communications Commission “shall” review its broadcast ownership rules every four years, “determine if” those rules are necessary in the public interest as the result of competition and “repeal or modify” any regulation determined to no longer be in the public interest.

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Fake patriotism

This weekend, Americans all over the country will step out onto their patios and decks and into their backyards to partake in a delicious barbecue with family, friends and loved ones. A drink or two is sure to be spilled, and chances are kids will fight over who gets to eat the biggest burger.

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Voting with their feet

People in Washington don’t like to admit that they were wrong. No one saw Eric Cantor’s primary loss coming, least of all David Brat, the economics professor who, on a shoestring budget, pulled off one of the biggest upsets in congressional history.

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A disturbing tendency

President Barack Obama is doubling down in his defense of his blunder in defying the rule of law, exercising poor judgment and mischaracterizing (I’m trying to be charitable) the service of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his ill-conceived “deal” to free the lone American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan.

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Conservatives should embrace Jim Sensenbrenner’s efforts to update the Voting Rights Act

First enacted in 1965, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) prohibited discriminatory voting practices that had been used to deny people, especially people of color, their constitutional right to vote. This landmark law had wide bipartisan support and has been seen by historians as one of the most important pieces of legislation ever passed by the Congress.

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Paying tribute to Maya Angelou

I first met Maya Angelou over 27 years ago when she became a client of B&C Associates International, a public relations firm located in High Point, N.C., in 1986.

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States’ rights, slavery and the strange symbolism of Cliven Bundy

America is a land of stories. We love to use stories about individuals to extract general principals about society as a whole.

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New responsibilities come with the age of ownership

Donald Sterling’s publicly disclosed comments depict an anachronistic view of race relations in this country.

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Redeeming the image of Black men in the media

High school graduation rates are at an historic all-time high. African-American students are helping drive this historic trend with a 69 percent graduation rate—the highest graduation rate seen in years.

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A Sterling reputation for racism

With good reason, the sports world is aflame over the recent remarks of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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Young Americans’ blind side

In 2016, the Democratic machine defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney in large part due to the youth vote.

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Bill Maher: Comedian or bigot?

Comedy has many approaches and subjects—leaders, governments, things we don’t understand. In the vein of the latter, I suppose it is understandable to pick on religion.

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It’s time for the poor to pull their own weight

All too often, rich individuals in this country are demonized for simply being rich.

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What crime have I committed?

It is fundamentally flawed to penalize someone for free enterprise and free thought.

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School choice: Good for students, good for America

The idea that parents have no control over where their children go to school is unthinkable.

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Changing the conversation on parenting 

The amount of influence the family life has on a child is eye-opening.

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The harmful consequences of raising the minimum wage

Just a few short weeks ago, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) decidedly set forth a verdict on the effects of a minimum wage increase.

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Women: Balancing careers with motherhood

We need, as a society, to get back to celebrating mothers who sacrifice their careers to care for our most vulnerable: our children.

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The legacy of politicizing minorities

How can we accomplish anything of major national importance if those who stand on one side of the divide are assumed to be acting and thinking out of a deep hatred for people of color?

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Nigeria celebrates 100 years of promise and potential

While Americans celebrated the New Year on Jan. 1, the date was also a major milestone in the history of Nigeria. It marked 100 years to the day since the separate protectorates of Southern and Northern Nigeria were united.

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The threat of the Olympics

Russia has been the victim of five differentiated yet consecutive suicide bombings in highly populated major cities...because of the recent news of the ever-growing and threatening dangers associated with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the American news and media community has now shed light that these fatal attacks have evidently been occurring quite frequently throughout the past 15 years.

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Peace

On Nov. 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, the Nobel Prizes.

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Thoughts on the privileges of capitalism and hard work

Communism is an economic construct that died because it had no incentives for anyone other than the politicians who, of course, lived outside the economic rules of their society

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Jesus and race

What explosive emotions erupted when Megan Kelly of Fox News declared that Jesus and Santa were white men.

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Struggling financially at Christmastime

By refining this year’s Christmas celebrations to appeal less toward material things and more toward reawakening the virtues faith and family, we will once again find ourselves remembering the true joy and meaning of Christmas.

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Expert Michael Cutler speaks on comprehensive immigration reform (Part 1 of 2)

The debate about comprehensive immigration reform keeps coming up, and while several efforts to pass this sweeping legislation have failed, it is likely to be an issue for the next session of Congress.

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The lion and prophet of South Africa has died

Remembering when Robert J. Brown arranged for me to be one of the first to interview Mandela and to act as his personal secretary after his early release from prison

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Remembering our simple blessings

This column is dedicated in remembrance of a holiday that encourages us to take a step back in order to gain clarity

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Starting out in business: Key tips to keep in mind

Every day, people across this country decide that they are going to give up their 9 to 5 and start a business.

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The curse of longevity

The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 guaranteeing retirement pensions to all Americans over the age of 65.

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Self-esteem is critical to sustaining wealth

Self-esteem has a phenomenal impact on one’s ability to become an entrepreneur

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Race: The virtues of tolerance and patience

I’m talking about racism

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Redskins name should stay, but personal attacks should go

Watching the current debate swirl around the Washington Redskins, I can’t help but shake my head. The issue of a name change is a tired issue that we have heard about before, yet something seems different this time, and much of that has to do with the liberal-leaning mainstream media jumping on the bandwagon to help fuel the fire.

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No compromises on a ship of fools

Usually when two sides cannot come to an agreement, they can let an arbiter weigh their arguments and settle the dispute. Some arbiters try to find the optimum compromise, while others simple rule in favor of one side over the other.

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Why are we against the Affordable Care Act?

There are three basic arguments against the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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The age of false sincerity

Whenever something, anything bad happens in the world, Facebook and Twitter become ground zero for false compassion. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has to let everyone else know how sorry he feels for (insert tragedy here).

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Correlations, not causations of the Navy Yard massacre

I can tell you several things that did not cause the Navy Yard shootings last week: AR-15s, video games and partisanship. On the flip side, I can tell you what contributed to the massacre: mental instability, poor security and a failure of the vaunted clearance system and NSA.

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Blacks should be expected to overachieve in all areas of life

Not long ago, I attended a high school basketball game between local D.C. rivals. I was absolutely amazed at the level of intensity in which these young men played. Both teams, made up of all young Black males, possessed a strong desire to win, and the level at which they competed demonstrated that it was this desire to be victorious that pushed them all to respect and learn the game.

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Syria is for dummies

President Barack Obama learned nothing from the war failures of President George W. Bush. In fact, he continues to make the same mistakes and worse under the cover of a sympathetic media and myrmidonic democrat electorate.

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Dr. King’s 50-year anniversary march

Last week, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice King, led an impressive 50-year anniversary march honoring her father’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Lets talk about Detroit

The only thing good about Detroit are the Tigers. Cabrera, Verlander, Fielder, Scherzer and a shortstop on steroids. Other than that, it is a dump.

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Vision and entrepreneurship are America’s formula for success

Earlier this month, America commemorated its 237th birthday. Independence Day is a time when we not only mark the passage of another year as a nation, but also celebrate the many aspects that make this country great.

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Why would you foolishly waste it all, Hernandez?

A contract worth $40 million, a newborn child and a fiancée, on top of being the star receiver for one of the NFL’s best teams and historically successful franchises apparently didn’t matter to Aaron Hernandez. The general question seems to be, how could anyone in their right mind do something so sinister after becoming “set” for the rest of their life?

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Failing our children: Part 2

Anything just given away means nothing. America’s public education system has become the quintessence of that idea—a “free” system that produces unprepared and overly entitled youths worth little to nothing to the future of America. The high-minded progressives see public education as something to be protected from private competition and the ravages of better, more innovative systems from not only domestic systems independent of the decayed U.S. institution, but also those abroad.

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Put the Zimmerman case behind us, even if verdict was flawed

We the people should learn from the O.J. Simpson murder trial nearly 18 years ago and behave as civil Americans now that George Zimmerman has been set free in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.