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Armstrong Williams

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Welfare, work and war

Relaxing at home recently, I happened to pick up a copy of the book “Schindler’s List,” which has been sitting on my coffee table since I first read the book back in 1996.

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The Black vote: A monolithic betrayal of diversity

Although I have been a so-called Black American and a social conservative all my life—and found the two aspects of my identity to be remarkably congruent—I am always surprised when confronted with some of the vitriol that I and my fellow Black conservatives face when addressing the Black community.

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The moral origins of Donald Trump’s improbable rise to power (Part 2)

As if to compound the insult to American power represented by the world’s vociferous rejection of the Bush doctrine, the U.S. found itself in 2008 facing the biggest economic disaster since the Great Depression.

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The moral origins of Trump’s improbable rise to power

Literally seven out of every 10 political stories published in the mainstream media this year have centered upon the improbable campaign for president of Donald Trump.

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Race and the 2016 presidential campaign

In his opening salvo as a candidate for the office of president, Donald Trump issued the following statement: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best …

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Four things Trump must do post-convention

All the pomp and circumstance have passed. The balloons have fallen, and the conventions are over and through.

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Prisons—Islam’s ideal recruitment center

National security and public safety is the government’s foremost responsibility. Over the past 25 years, we have seen the government attempt to tackle crime in various ways.

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The Clintons: Traditional marriage or business deal?

Who knows when it took a turn for the worse—when the Clinton marriage stopped being one of commitment and became a marriage of convenience.

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The Democratic Convention: A sharp contrast to Trump

Because the Democratic Convention followed the GOP Convention, held in Cleveland last week, we have more of a basis to contrast the two, both in style, substance and tone. Thus far, the Democrat events could not look more different, and this difference goes to a sharply contrasting vision of both the current state of our union and the direction for the future.

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The uncanny road ahead for Trump

With the GOP convention finally at hand, team Trump faces the truly daunting task of keeping his brand afloat and maintaining a course to victory in the fall.

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A clear double standard

As a licensed firearm carrier, I have had to undergo significant and ongoing training, both in the safe operation of firearms, as well as the legal and prudential implications of bearing arms as a civilian.

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Shhh … the morgue is overflowing with bodies

During the go-go ’80s and ’90s, when cities such as Miami and New York were plagued by drug-related violence, stories abounded about city morgues so overfilled that the medical examiner had to rent refrigerated trucks from Burger King to store the extra bodies.

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Hillary: All fizzle and no sizzle

“All sizzle and no steak,” is a long-standing American idiom denoting someone who is full of style and flash but lacks substance.

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College campus sexual assault

The number of sexual assaults reported at four-year U.S. colleges and universities in 2014 is 4,964. College campuses throughout the country have become plagued by a disease

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Bernie’s utopian nightmare

Bernie Sanders’ appeal among young people has increasingly focused on delivering the supposed benefits a socialist society can give them: free education, free health care and a government-mandated “living wage.”

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The education dilemma

For far too many years we’ve tried to address the problem of failing educational achievement in America essentially by ignoring it. And by ignoring it, I mean, throwing money at it and hoping it’ll go away.

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Are American taxpayer dollars funding Iran’s nuclear program?

Less than one year ago, the Obama administration signed, sealed and delivered a nuclear agreement into the bloody hands of Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.

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Response to 9/11 victims claims reflects an impending shift in U.S.-Saudi relation

On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 19 men—15 of them Saudi citizens—boarded several commercial flights in Boston and set off on what was to become the largest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. That event ignited a major war in the Middle East...

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European terror carnage is a warning to America

As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that only affects the Middle East.

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Democrats are wasting their time trying to convince voters Trump is bad for them

The Democrats and their supporters have been in denial for quite some time now. They believe that merely shining a light on Donald Trump’s imperfections will cause him to be diminished in the eyes of his supporters.

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The ISIS mindset, who and why

We are in Paris, France, producing TV/print content and interviewing family members in a country that remains scarred by the devastation.

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Do not interfere with the will of the people in an effort to stop Trump

Several reasons are to blame for the growing anger among the American people, not just Donald Trump.

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Tribute to a good man

Recognizing Dr. Ben Carson as he brings his presidential campaign to an end.

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Hard choices for Carson on the road to Nevada

Dr. Ben Carson's struggles during the Republican primaries could soon lead to an end to his campaign.

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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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