Armstrong Williams

Posted February 09, 2016

Scores of dead white men glared back at them from the walls of the college dorm. The thought that some of those esteemed alumni could have actually owned their ancestors apparently haunted the dreams of some of the privileged, elite students at Yale so much that they took to the yard in protest.

Posted February 03, 2016

Something is definitely rotten in the state of Michigan. And its not just the lead-poisoned water coming from the corroded pipes undergirding Flints public water system. The rottenness goes to the very core of an attitude of managerial expediency unfettered by moral leadership.

Posted January 18, 2016

There are certain moments in time when the weight of history is more noticeably acknowledged than at others. Many of us felt that weight last week as we listened to what would be President Barak Obamas last State of The Union Address.

Posted January 13, 2016

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.

Posted December 29, 2015

The famed satirist Aldus Huxley once remarked [e]xperience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Posted December 22, 2015

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

Posted December 15, 2015

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 New York.

Posted December 10, 2015

With every passing day, new and increasingly vile reports of evil acts bombard our lives, jolting us out of our day-to day-lives. The latest comes courtesy of a man and woman in San Bernardino, California who viciously murdered 14 people and left at least 17 wounded.

Posted December 01, 2015

It is an oft-stated maxim that acts of terrorism are carried out by organizations with weak military power and a strong political motive.

Posted November 21, 2015

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. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed over a hundred people this month, Europe declared war. But although the Paris attacks were certainly horrific and tragic, they are fortunately rare in Europe and the U.S. - so rare, in fact, that when they happen they make global headlines.

Posted November 17, 2015

Sometimes life guides us in the strangest of ways. Just last week my production team and I arrived in London to begin filming a series of news pieces dealing with immigration in Europe and the threat of domestic terrorism on the continent.

Posted November 03, 2015

The latest CNBC-moderated Republican primary debate provided the clearest evidence yet of how disconnected the mainstream media has become in this country.

Posted October 27, 2015

At that time, the solution to having large numbers of blacks publicly exercising their 2nd Amendment rights scared the religion out of a political establishment already on edge at the height over agitation concerning civil rights.

Posted October 19, 2015

This past Monday evening a family of six were gunned down as they returned to their home, killing a pregnant mother and grandmother, and wounding two children, including an eleven month old baby. Last weekend marks the second weekend in a row when over fifty people have been shot on the streets of Chicago.

Posted October 06, 2015

Although I have never formally met outgoing House Speaker John Boehner which is interesting in itself given that we travel in close circles - I feel like I know him well.

Posted September 29, 2015

Putting aside the debate over whether Iran, under the proposed Nuclear deal with the US, will have the ability to create nuclear weapons in the near future, lets for a moment discuss the irrefutable risk this deal imposes right now; it funds further Iranian aggression in the Middle East.

Posted September 15, 2015

The Jewish people have cause for concern. It is hard to remember a time within the past 50 years when they had so many reasons to feel alone and under fire. The United Nations seems to relish any opportunity to castigate the state of Israel, holding it to a higher standard than any other country and heaping derision on an amazing country that should be praised for its commitment to making Israel a modern-day light unto the nations.

Posted September 15, 2015

In the coming days Jews in Israel and worldwide will celebrate Rosh Hashanahthe start of the new year 5776. During the ensuing days of awe, the Jewish people will gather together, search their souls, repent for their sins and stand humbly before the Heavenly Father to ask for his blessing.

Posted September 08, 2015

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. While on its face unemployment has dropped to pre-recession levels, labor force participation remains strikingly low. Wages have remained stagnant with consequential effects on consumer demand and economic growth.

Posted September 04, 2015

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