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Armstrong Williams

Armstrong Williams

Articles by Armstrong Williams

WILLIAMS: Obama's dubious plans

Every four years or so, American voters go to the polls to choose political leaders who enact public policies that shape and direct our nation's economy. Yet, the vast majority of Americans lack an analytical framework required to adequately evaluate the true impact that these policy decisions will have. While Americans may understand how much money they will get up front from tax relief or government assistance, the broader impact of the policies comes from the way they influence certain types of economic behavior in the future. Published October 13, 2008

WILLIAMS: Refuges of crime and terror

"BK." Theletters are an acronym for "Black Killer." In Mr. Espinoza's case, the "B" was crossed out. The crossed out "B" means that he has killed black people. For assassins like Mr. Espinoza, part of their gang initiation is to go out and randomly gun down someone who is black. Published October 6, 2008

ARMSTRONG: How politicians created U.S. mortgage mess

1) encouraging homeownership for all Americans regardless of whether they can afford the costs; 2) over-regulation of the financial community. Both policies have turned into a deceptively sweet bubble of air in the veins of the economy. Published September 29, 2008

WILLIAMS: Revisiting abortion

Although the abortion debate has largely been cast in terms of a woman's right to choose whether or not to give birth to a fetus, based on a set of lifestyle and health-related factors, the alarming number of abortions performed each year suggests a different story altogether. With well over a million abortions performed annually in the United States alone, more than 50 million abortions performed in America since the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision 35 years ago, it might appear that abortion has become little more than a routine medical procedure, undertaken little or no real consideration of its true consequences. Published September 23, 2008

WILLIAMS: Catch as catch can

Sen. Barack Obama's triumph over Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries will undoubtedly go down as one of the most shocking upsets in American electoral history. Published September 15, 2008

WILLIAMS: Time to debate government's role

Now that the conventions are behind us and the political season is in full swing, the American voters are faced with the question of what role they wish their government to play over the next four or more years. On the one hand, Democrats are proposing a government that gets involved in our lives by lending a hand out, or a leg up. Republicans offer a government that sets and enforces the rules, but otherwise gets out of our way as we pursue our own aspirations. One wonders, though, whether such a fundamental choice truly encompasses America's ideals. Published September 8, 2008