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Armstrong Williams

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How to help our military defeat the terrorists

Support from fellow leaders and the public can help with the evolving challenges our military faces.

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The case of Flint, Michigan: Management in the absence of leadership is a disaster in the making

The lack of leadership and poor management skills in the local government of Flint, Michigan is majorly to blame for their current water crisis.

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Iran broadcasts its humiliation of America

The images that flashed on television screens all across the world this week were an epic propaganda victory for Iran and the latest in a series of reminders that Obama’s presidency’s biggest foreign policy “achievement” is destined to leave a legacy of even greater bloodshed and conflict. Iran, literally and figuratively, has brought America to its knees.

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Does Obama have a terrorism blind spot?

Many people continue to reflect and remark about the strange eulogy President Barack Obama delivered from the Oval Office in the aftermath of the San Bernardino attacks.

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The year ahead: A changing of the guard amidst a brave new world

The famed satirist Aldus Huxley once remarked, “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”

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Retrospective on a year of intransigence and volatility

By all accounts, the political arena has proven to be full of surprises in 2015.

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Three wise men, a mom and manger

In the days before Thanksgiving this year, a young mother left her newborn baby boy (umbilical cord intact) swaddled in a manger that was part of the nativity scene at Holy Child Jesus Church, a Catholic congregation located in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens, N.Y.

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Understanding evil in America

With every passing day, new and increasingly vile reports of evil acts bombard our lives, jolting us out of our day-to day lives.

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A sober reflection on appropriate measures to counteract ISIS

Acts of terrorism are carried out by organizations with weak military power and a strong political motive.

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A Thanksgiving meditation on war and peace

One of the things we have much to be grateful for in this country is that our wars have not been fought on our own soil.

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A dance with the devil under the Paris moon

Little did we know that in the midst of our travels we would be confronted with a major terrorist attack in Paris.

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Abbas must stop inciting people to violence against Israel

The words of Abbas and his message are so sinister and hateful that the hairs on my neck actually stood up.

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Rise of the outsider candidate also reflects a popular uprising against the mainstream media

The latest CNBC-moderated Republican primary debate showed how disconnected the mainstream media has become in this country.

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Gun control and the disarming of the Black community

Ronald Reagan was the father of the modern gun control movement in America.

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Under attack, Israel deserves our support

Here we go again. Israel, America’s truest ally in the Middle East, is under assault by terrorists, and the Obama administration is once again turning its back on the Jewish state.

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Muslim teen expertly assembles media stunt, not merely a clock

America is a great nation, but its people are currently living in very dangerous times.

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To curb Chiraq violence, bring in the NOI

This past Monday evening, a family of six was gunned down as they returned to their home.

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Farewell to the carpenter

In many ways, the job of the speaker of the House is much like that of a craftsman.

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Seeking the missing American worker

One of the striking facets of the economic downturn that started in 2008 and the “recovery” that has continued until today is the unprecedented slack in the American labor force.

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Congress must oppose the dangerous Iran deal

As Congress inches closer to voting on the Iranian nuclear deal—an historic mistake that will bless the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism as it becomes a nuclear threshold state—Americans should be terrified.

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Putting it all on the line

Public agitation and rhetoric surrounding police relations with the African-American community have reached a fever pitch.

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Trust of the people 

Despite her assertions to the contrary, the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email address is not just an issue for the reporters she wishes would stop peppering her with questions on the topic.

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What if Black lives really mattered?

On the recent first anniversary of the controversial death of Michael Brown, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., took to the streets with the urgent message that “Black Lives Matter.”

In London, a tale of two Europes

Traveling to Europe during the summer

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Deal with Iran is a national security tragedy

The mullahs in Iran call the United States “the Great Satan,” but we are the ones who just made a deal with the devil.

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The substance of things unseen

One of the things that really stood out over the past few weeks in the aftermath of the terrible tragedy in Charleston, S.C., is the incredible grace with which the community of Charleston has borne both its own anguish as well as the intense international media circus that has enveloped the town.

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The threat from Islamic State is real

As Americans, the threat of terrorism today seems at a comfortable, manageable distance—miles, oceans and armies away.

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Wealth building 101: Squirrel something away

The most important concept in business is leverage.

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A call to courage

A little over one week ago, pure evil visited the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Deal on Iran would shred US nonproliferation efforts

Lately I am having a really hard time sleeping at night, and the source of my worry is the Middle East.

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A call to courage in the hour of evil

Among the nine innocents murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., this past Wednesday was Pastor Clementa Pinckney.

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Caitlyn, gender identity, and the post-postmodern era

Let’s face it, with the grand debut of Bruce Jenner as a woman named Caitlyn (and the accompanying demand from the liberal media that we take it as anything more serious than attention-seeking narcissism), we have finally arrived at the post-postmodern era.

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Things won’t change until we change

The tense relation between the Black community and the police in the wake of recent police shootings is undoubtedly the new frontline in America’s ongoing struggle for racial justice in the United States.

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South Dakota voter fraud prosecution out of control

Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s trial started Tuesday.

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Reconstructing the Black family

For a select few in the know, the election and re-election of President Barack Obama and the passage of his signature Affordable Care Act mark not the pinnacle (as is widely assumed) but rather the end of a golden era of racial progress and progressive social policy in America

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We shouldn’t need deadlines to make Iran a priority

In our effort to halt the Iranian progress toward nuclear weapons capability, timing is critical.

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Fear, loathing and moral decay in the streets of Baltimore

Let’s face it. Baltimore has been a riot for decades.

Senseless brutality

Anyone who has watched the video of Walter Scott being gunned down by officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C., should be absolutely shocked by what occurred.

A fictional conversation between President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas

Never before in America’s history have three Black men occupied such official positions of power: President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Obama’s dangerous wordplay

As if the Islamic Republic of Iran’s determined pursuit of nuclear weapons were not enough, President Barack Obama’s recent interview should prove to everyone just how dangerous the framework agreement announced in Lausanne April 2 really is.

Does increased wealth lead to a declining sense of abundance?

Author Armstrong Williams discusses why wealth doesn't exactly equal abundance.

The poverty of identity politics

Imagine if the current president were a Republican, and if during the second half of his second term, after having been elected both times with record turnout by Blacks, the Black unemployment rate remained stagnant at 11 percent while the Black poverty rate hit a record high of 27 percent.

When it comes to Iran and Israel, Obama is way off target

The unelected mullahs in Iran must be having a hearty laugh this week, enjoying the spectacle of the Obama administration falling over itself to drive a wedge between America and Israel, our vital Middle East ally.

Move quickly from thought to action

Reduce the time that elapses between thought and action. More importantly, strive to have the time lapse approach zero. Your mantra will soon become “More Done!”

Finally, leadership has emerged

I have visited the Holy Land nearly a dozen times, and the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress left me with a range of intense emotions.

Raping the system: Bill Cosby, sexual assault, and racial retribution

Bill Cosby has been "America's Dad" for years, but in light of recent sexual assault allegations by more than a dozen women, one wonders whether that imaged belied a private darkness that expressed itself in the drugging and raping of women, primarily young, blond white women

The indomitable Williams sisters

Despite troubles early in their tennis careers, Venus and Serena Williams have gone on to become champions and show the world they are not outsiders to the sport.

The Teflon Don of civil rights

The Rev. Al Sharpton seems to have learned this lesson long ago: When you’re a controversial civil rights leader who’s made a career out of harassing the cops and embarrassing the government, never keep any assets in your own name.

State of delusion

Members of Congress concerned by the ongoing nuclear progress of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism are interested in pursuing a bill that would provide a backstop should the talks between Iran and the P5+1 ultimately break down because of Tehran’s unwillingness to dismantle its nuclear arms program.

A dream interrupted: Black America’s economic decline a betrayal of King’s legacy

While a major thrust of King’s movement was to eradicate legal barriers to full participation in the American enterprise, his push for economic empowerment has been largely ignored, much to the detriment of those in whose name he fought and died.

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