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**FILE** Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta, has been accused by four men of luring them into sexual relationships. (Associated Press)

Crisis of materialism in church has left it morally adrift

At least some of the faithful of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta had to feign a sense of surprise when sexual abuse accusations against Bishop Eddie Long first surfaced in 2011. But even those parishioners were shocked when details of the church's secret settlement with over a dozen young men allegedly victimized by Mr. Long leaked, resulting in a reported payout of over $25 million. Published November 23, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

A new strain of racism from the newest Americans

Racism in America has often been reduced to white-against-black discrimination, and understandably so. After all, it was white colonists who forcibly removed Africans from their homeland and brought them to America to serve as slaves on plantations. Published November 16, 2014

John Boone of Lexington, Ky., carries sign urging people to vote on Election Day, as people gather for a political rally for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in cold weather on the Scott County Courthouse Square in Georgetown Ky., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The midterm elections: A referendum on the two-party system?

For many voters, the midterms are not as much about the individual candidates being elected to the House and Senate as they are a referendum over how well the president's party has performed in delivering on its promises. This time is not different, except that even the opposition Republican voters seem to be more apathetic than usual, skeptical that something actually will come of their vote. Published November 2, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

Unreported rape, murder and mayhem on college campuses

Let me be the first to say this. Colleges and universities are not equipped to adjudicate violent crimes like sexual assault (or assault in general). They do not possess the investigative resources, training, expertise, or legitimacy that traditional law enforcement bring to the table. And yet every day across America, colleges are attempting to try and determine which assault accusations merit disciplinary action and which don't. Published October 26, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

Introducing Barack "W." Obama

This must be a difficult time for liberals, Democrats and all other flavors of Obama followers. Their hero, their icon, the man of their dreams — whose destiny it was to fulfill their dreams — has transmogrified into, dare I say it: Barack "W." Obama. Published October 19, 2014

Smoke plumes are visible over buildings in the Iraqi town of Hit, in western Anbar province - 140 kilometers (85 miles) west of Baghdad - after an attack by the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State group, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The Islamic State group stormed Hit on Thursday, its latest victory against the embattled Iraqi military in Anbar province. (AP Photo)

Obama once again leads us into a Mideast hellfire without a strategy

The flames of conflict in the Middle East never go out, but in recent weeks they have been growing red-hot with increasingly dangerous implications for the United States. And President Obama is leading the United States headlong into the flames but without a clear strategy in place that will avoid us from getting burned. Published October 5, 2014

Local workers look on as  a team or U.S. Navy engineers prepares the ground for  a 25-beds medical facility they are building next to the airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. Six months into the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

The Ebola crisis is a test case for enlightened self-interest

There is always a lesson in a crisis if you're humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening to say the least. Published September 28, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

The two-party system is killing America

The tale of Ferguson, Missouri, is in many respects the tale of two cities. One half is white, overwhelmingly Republican and conservative; the other half is black, overwhelmingly Democratic, and at least nominally liberal. Published September 21, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

Nickel-and-diming the poor undercuts justice

Imagine for a moment that you are driving down Main Street on your way to work. You only make $25,000 a year, so you can't afford to replace the broken taillight that got smashed last week in a fender bender. As you drive down Main Street, the police pull you over and write you up a $100 ticket. You try to explain to the officer your financial situation, but he doesn't listen and tells you to pay your fine or face jail time. Published September 14, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

WILLIAMS: Obama Ain't a Brotha to the Youth of Ferguson

By almost any standard, President Obama defies easy classification. He embodies the temperament and often the deliberative air of an ivory tower intellectual, and yet he clearly thrives amid the muddy fray of electoral politics. He, like many of the youth of Ferguson, Missouri, grew up without his father present. And yet his life experience could not be more distant than that of the typical inner-city teenager growing up in a single-parent household. Published September 7, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

A belligerent Islamic State is not a U.S. crisis

In the wake of the televised beheading of American journalist James Foley, there have been urgent calls among some in the media for an intensified U.S. military response to the Islamic State group — also known as ISIL —responsible for Foley's gruesome murder and a host of other barbaric atrocities across northern Iraq and Syria. There is also, understandably, some alarm, because ISIL has racked up a string of tactical victories in the Sunni-dominated regions of Iraq, culminating in the taking of the giant hydroelectric dam near Mosul. Published August 31, 2014

Gospel music icon Shirley Caesar at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., with Armstrong Williams, executive editor of American CurrentSee.

Gospel music icon Shirley Caesar: 'God has been so good to me'

"I used to hope for a Grammy, or other awards, but now I have 11 Grammys. I am not disappointed: God has been so good to me. He has shown me favor, and I am so grateful. Here I am, over 60, and still being blessed," says Shirley Caesar. Published August 27, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

Who speaks for those the media forget in the Missouri killing?

In the past few weeks, the mainstream media have been consumed with the tragic events that continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. An unarmed 18-year-old American named Michael Brown was shot at least six times by a Ferguson police officer. Published August 24, 2014

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Ignorance of law doesn't change the facts

A lot has been written lately about the strange case of Ryan Rolle, a young man who is currently serving a life sentence for felony murder in Florida. Not only was Ryan not the killer of the teenage girl who died in a drug robbery gone wrong, he was not even present at the scene of the crime. He had no role in planning or carrying out the event, nor did he cover up for the actual killers afterwards. Published August 17, 2014

Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams. (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

WILLIAMS: A time when our ally Israel most needs our support

As rockets continue to rain down on Israeli communities and Israeli troops act to quell the onslaught, I will be boarding a plane bound for the Jewish state to see with my own eyes exactly what is taking place. During my time in Israel, I will be reporting on the ground and conducting a series of in-depth interviews on the latest state of affairs. Published July 27, 2014

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WILLIAMS: A minimum-wage hike that does maximum harm

Earlier this year, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office decidedly set forth a verdict on the effects of a minimum wage increase. The CBO concluded that an increase in the minimum wage does more harm to the low-income individuals it is attempting to help. Published July 20, 2014

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WILLIAMS: Teacher union head gets failing grade

For the life of me, I can't seem to figure out why and how unions get into the business of educating our children. They always seem to do more harm than good, and those who suffer the most seem to be the ones unions profess to protect — the rank-and-file teachers. Published July 13, 2014