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Armstrong Williams: Frederick Douglass, an Alternative Truth

Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? The above questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate.


Armstrong Williams: Americans Finally Get a Bite at the Apple

Perhaps one of the most underreported stories of recent weeks was the European Union’s ruling on Apple’s tax arrangement with Ireland. After a three-year investigation, the EU levied what is believed to be the largest and most controversial tax penalty in its thirty year history. The implications of this are obviously of great importance to Apple and to the Irish government – but it could also have significant implications for the U.S. election cycle.

Researchers at Lookout mobile security firm and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said they uncovered a fierce, three-pronged cyber attack targeting a dissident's iPhone "that subverts even Apple's strong security environment"

Armstrong Williams: 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. I have often wondered why it is ok for other groups to maintain a diversity of political viewpoints – whether they are Asians, Latinos, or Jewish Americans – but black Americans seem to believe that anyone who does not vote the party line is a traitor to his or her race.

WATERLOO, IA - SEPTEMBER 27: Voting booths are set up for early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse on September 27, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa. Early voting starts today in Iowa where in the 2008 election 36 percent of voters cast an early ballot. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mom 90 Years Young

Growing up in Marion County, S.C., in the 1970s, I could not at the time appreciate the incredible wonders of my mother, Thelma Howard Williams.

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Curt Schilling’s Firing from ESPN Illustrates the Dangerous Duplicity of Political Correctness

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to interview Curt Schilling at his Medfield, Massachusetts home in his first exclusive televised interview for America Sports Network since being fired by ESPN. And though some may disagree and many others may concur with his position on the North Carolina law, did that justify him being fired from his job as a sports analyst?

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Responsible Gun Ownership Is Not Only a Right but a Duty of Citizenship

It has been said time and again, but it bears repeating: about the only thing that restrictive gun laws have done in our country is prevent the good guys from defending themselves when bad guys attack. This maxim applies directly to the San Bernardino, California, situation, an immense tragedy in which fourteen innocent people were gunned down by a married couple with Islamic extremist allegiances.

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Muslim Teen Ahmed Assembles Expert Media Stunt, Not Merely a Clock

America is a great nation, but its people are currently living in very dangerous times. Each week brings news of another dramatic violent attack: a church targeted by a racist gunman, soldiers ambushed on military bases, a young journalist gunned down on live T.V., shootings on college campuses, at high schools and even middle and elementary schools.

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Exclusive – Armstrong Williams: Putting It All on the Line

In the wake of recent anti-police backlash in New York and Baltimore, crime has spiked considerably in those cities. Murder rates, robbery and theft have risen in the wake of what many believe may be officers’ hesitance to engage suspects for fear of being caught up in some public controversy over how they do their jobs. Worse yet, officers may have started to question themselves and become more fearful for their own safety in the wake of such uncertainty.


A Call to Courage in the Hour of Evil

Among the nine innocents murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston Carolina this past Wednesday was Pastor Clementa Pinckney. Reverend Pinckney is my cousin, and our parents lived just across the field growing up in Marion, South Carolina. Our families have remained very close over the years. I knew them before I knew the world. We were all molded from the same clay.

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The Economy Through the Eyes of the Opposition

Naturally I disagree with much of the opposition and my well-meaning colleagues on the left in regards to Keynes and his school of economics. Many in this school of thought cannot accept the fact that Keynesian economics has never worked;

Why the Super Committee Must Not Fail

Novembers during off-election years in Washington, D. C. are typically pretty serene. The autumn colors stream up and down Georgetown by the Potomac, while lawmakers gingerly ease into the holidays, knowing full well the next year will have them in

Rethinking What Makes the American Economy Strong

If you haven’t already, take a gander at a column authored by former Treasury Secretary and Clinton economic adviser Larry Summers in yesterday’s Washington Post. In it, Summers contends that to truly turn around the nation’s housing market – a

Republican State Legislators Fight Efforts for Tort Reform

Regarding our country’s current fiscal issues, Republicans are right to draw a line in the sand. We have an obligation to say “no” to tax increases that do nothing to either stem or support the profligate, big-government spending favored by

I Miss Bill Clinton

There were a lot of things wrong with the presidency of Bill Clinton. I would have much rather preferred a second term of Bush 41. But comparing the Obama presidency to Clinton’s accomplishments of the 1990s, and it’s easy to

Reliving 9/11 for The First Time

Watching all the network specials and tributes to 9/11 proved something very powerful to me: I’ll never be “over it.” I thought I was. I thought I could look back on the event more objectively and easily critique the errors

Palestinian Statehood Would Be Diplomatic Disaster

The world is abuzz with the possibility of a U.N. vote to recognize a Palestinian state. Should this vote take place it would be a disgrace and a diplomatic debacle for Israel, the Palestinians, and the United States. Since its

Reawakening Virtues: Social Security and The Virtue of Saving

One of the virtues I discuss at length in my new book, Reawakening Virtues: Restoring What Makes America Great is the virtue of saving. It’s interesting these days to see the ongoing debate over the Federal Budget deficit and debt.

The Alarming Significance of Culture

I’ve always wondered what makes Jews so successful. Always a minority in each country they’ve inhabited (with the recent exception of Israel), Jews are disproportionately represented among the most wealthy, powerful and accomplished citizens in the world today. They’ve done