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Armstrong Williams

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What Trump’s Fed nominations say about the U.S. economy

President Trump’s latest nominees to the Federal Reserve’s board of governors typify the president’s outside-the-box approach to executive decision-making.

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America benefits from the imperfect flawed man, in the perfect role

Former Trump attorney and disgraced, convicted, shameless felon, Michael Cohen, recently gave testimony before Congress focused upon negative allegations against his former boss.

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AIPAC, Israel and the ties that bind us

As AIPAC’s annual conference opens this week in Washington, the group finds itself caught squarely amid the quadruple cross-hairs of a deeply divided Israel and the fractured state of U.S. politics.

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Set pause button on college admissions outrage

In the latest frenzy of outrage and recrimination, the collective disdain and finger-pointing and “how could they-ism” of the media establishment has new, fresh meat: the wealthy and sometimes famous and sometimes powerful parents who were involved in a scheme to bribe and cheat to get their children into college.

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Sport brings out the best of us

Having recently attended the 2019 NBA All-Star game, I was truly in awe of the drama and athleticism displayed by the dueling Team LeBron and Team Giannis. As the teams went head-to-head on the court, I was struck by a great appreciation for the players, the game, but also for sports in general.

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Hollywood’s hijack of the #MeToo Movement

The powerful #MeToo Movement was established to address real injustices suffered by women—and in some cases, although significantly less common, by men.

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The Democrat nomination is up for grabs

Along with the 2019 new year came the predictable onset of the 2020 presidential election cycle.

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Dubai: Where morality and modernity coexist

When I arrived in Dubai two week ago as the guest of billionaire business mogul Khalaf Al Habtoor, I expected to witness the opulence and luxury for which the United Arab Emirates have become renowned.

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You’re nobody until somebody (white) kills you

Social media rang with righteous indignation over the senseless killing of Jazmine Barnes, who was shot and killed while riding in a car along with her mother and three sisters, on a Texas highway Dec. 30.

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Spiritual illness is crippling America

There are few offenses more heinous than those that are sexual in nature.

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Trump’s tenacity bringing Chinese in line

For almost 30 years, China has been carefully maneuvering to become the most powerful economy on the planet.

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New Year’s resolution for a divided America

As 2018 draws to a close, we face many challenges and unsettling truths as a country. We must resolve to do better.

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The Nexstar-Tribune merger: Déjà vu all over again

In the words of Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The recent announcement that Nexstar Media Group will be buying Tribune Media Company for $4.1 billion sure looks a lot like the $3.9 billion merger Sinclair Broadcast Group had with Tribune, just $200 million more. The merger will make Nexstar the largest local TV broadcaster in the nation, with 216 stations in 118 markets.

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Christmas in the aftermath of loss

Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with relatives from afar.

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The Women’s March and blindness toward the evil of antisemitism risks losing it all

The Jan. 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the day after the Trump inauguration, stood out as a proud repudiation against what some have called Trump’s tilt toward themes of racism, sexism, bigotry and intolerance.

Nancy Pelosi and the spoils of victory

Congress is officially in a “lame duck” time frame before the current members who lost are shown the exits, and a new crop is sworn in to begin legislating in 2019.

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Now that the election is over, what’s different about our lives?

On the evening of the 2018 midterm election, we all sat glued to our televisions, or to online webpages (or in front of whatever form your weapon of mass distraction choice might take), breathlessly awaiting the outcomes.

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Remarkable similarities exist between Saudi plot to kill Jamal Khashoggi and 9/11

While the intricacies surrounding the kidnapping, torture and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey Oct. 2 remain shrouded in a web of intrigue, one thing is remarkably clear.

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We are all to blame for violence

Today, we live in an ever-expanding society that is becoming increasingly open.

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A permanent Democratic majority

We are officially less than a month away from some pretty historic elections that I believe will fundamentally alter the political landscape of this Congress and the country for the next 8 to 10 years.

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The maturation of a pop generation: Kanye and Taylor

There is no doubt that Kanye West cares deeply about Chicago, the city that gave birth to his meteoric rise to superstardom.

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A method for stopping the killing fields in Chicago and Baltimore

In Baltimore City, both the police and the city prosecutors have completed a retrospective evaluation of the city’s efforts to curb violence, narcotics trafficking and rampant street crime in the Cherry Hill neighborhood.

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Paterfamilias—Trump and the perils of paternalism

No one likes to be scolded or told what to do by an authority figure, even if it is for the person’s own good.

An impossible bar

Ford almost certainly will suffer damage from this sad spectacle—perhaps irreparably, if history is any gauge.

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Beware of unions offering gifts: Patients are their collateral damage

By now, we are used to seeing our nation’s unions do everything that they can to put their interests ahead of the industries that they are trying to undercut.

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Israel revolutionizing global medicine

Over the years, I have been to Israel many times and it is always an inspiring, amazing experience.

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Carson’s indelible legacy won’t be defaced by petty politics

The recent AP story claiming that the people of Baltimore, Dr. Ben Carson’s long time home, have forsaken their local hero is wedge politics at its most cynical.

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Thank you, Aretha

The Queen of Soul was much more than a great voice.

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Loyalty and leadership

My respect and appreciation for the many milestones our president has accomplished during his two years in offices remains unwavering.

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In defense of Israel

Regardless of manipulation of the news by Hamas, in the terrorists’ eyes, the more innocent Israelis who are wounded or killed, the better. That is the goal and they are not afraid to admit it.

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Something is rotten in the State of Florida

Florida is no stranger to devious scams, and a company reportedly connected to organized crime has apparently taken investors for more than $30 million and counting. After the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigated and concluded that it was “an organized scheme to defraud,” the police took action, shut down the company and jailed the perpetrators, right?

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Time to depoliticize the appointment of judges

The U.S. Constitution grants the sole responsibility of nominating federal judges to the president.

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A nation can survive its fools, but can America survive its president?

It is already all over the “fake news” that President Trump openly criticized the FBI and the rest of America’s intelligence community during his meeting in Helsinki this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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What about the innocent children?

Immigration is arguably the most divisive subject in the country at present. With midterm elections rapidly approaching, the current focal point of our nation is the 2,342 children being detained separately from their families.

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In Germany, nationalism confronts regionalism

When you spend quality time in Europe, it becomes obvious that Germany is the dominant player and the financial engine for all things European Union.

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Ostracism of Trump staffers proof of liberal weakness

The recent spate of incidents in which Trump administration staffers have been confronted, and in some cases refused services at dining establishments, is alarming, especially given liberals usual pretense at intellectual honesty and democratic process.

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The souls of American People

When Roseanne Barr’s allegedly drug-induced Twitter blast confronted the pretense of normalcy often portrayed on media sitcoms, it prompted a quick—some would say, rash—response from the network.

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Father’s Day—A day of honor, wisdom…and sometimes tension

It has been many years since my father passed, but I always celebrate Father’s Day in his honor.

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Nationalism versus patriotism

As we reflected this past Memorial Day on the brave sacrifices our men and women in the armed forces have made in service of this country, one thing comes to mind.

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Spiritual technology

Recently, at the Museum of the Bible, we hosted a live town hall on Youth and Morality.

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The Trump administration has the right stuff

The past few weeks have been historic ones for the Trump administration. President Donald Trump finally showed the moral courage to do what three previous presidents would not or could not, relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to its rightful place in Jerusalem.

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Kanye West’s controversial slavery comments merit reflection

Kanye West’s comments about slavery—calling the situation in Africans imported to the Americas as slaves a “choice”—has sparked widespread controversy in the Black community.

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Can the GOP find a miracle for midterm elections?

With midterms quickly approaching, all signs indicate major trouble for the GOP, particularly in the House.

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The sinister case against Sinclair Broadcast Group

Broadcasters in America are in the fight of their lives. They face fierce and unprecedented competition not only from pay television and the big five networks but also from a new cast of internet video providers.

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Winnie Mandela’s unyielding stand for independence and freedom deserves no apology

Walking down the streets of cities such as Cape Town, South Africa, today, one would almost think one were somewhere closer to San Diego, Calif.

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The political currents beneath us

Last October, the cover of Time magazine forecast a gloomy picture for the Democratic Party.

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The blurred lines of modern media

Facebook is once again under heavy fire for its seemingly insatiable appetite for slurping up and analyzing endless streams of user data.

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Here’s what a modern political witch hunt looks like

Want to see a witch hunt? You don’t have to go back to the 1600s and Salem, Mass. Just look at what’s happening to Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in the State of Missouri in 2018.

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Guns don’t kill people—People kill people

Interpret it how you wish, but the veracious or apocryphal nature of the above statement (depending on how you view it) does not blur the fact that guns are out there, and even if they are restricted from being sold, there will always be a black market for purchase.

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When did Sheriff Scott Israel know the truth about his cowardly deputy?

Across the United States, the latest revelations related to the Parkland high school massacre truly shock the conscience.

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