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Latest Armstrong Williams Items
No longer are good grades and good test scores enough to get you into a desirable university. No, it takes greater resources, time and existential insight. These new conditions favor the affluent and unscrupulous.
It is inevitable that we all make excuses. The biggest problem with excuses is that we use them to pass the blame to anyone but ourselves.
During Secretary of State John F. Kerry's first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa last week, he had the opportunity to publicly bolster a key U.S. ally. Instead, he singled out Nigeria for criticism at the very time the country is engaged in a pitched battle to defend itself against radical Islamic terrorists who have pledged to overthrow the government and replace it with an Islamic state.
Armstrong Williams mocks the religious beliefs of probably three-quarters of the readers of The Washington Times when he writes he does "not care who Jason Collins has sex with, and neither should you" ("We shouldn't care who Jason Collins has sex with," Web, May 5).
Time magazine has named President Obama as its Person of the Year for 2012. This has been, of course, controversial, and for the usual reasons: Much like with the president's Nobel Peace Prize, one has to wonder what he actually did to deserve it.
G.K. Chesterton once wrote, "Here ends another day, during which I have had eyes, ears, hands and the great world around me. Tomorrow begins another day. Why am I allowed two?" The shortest way to happiness that I know is gratitude, counting your blessings.
Right now, the president is demagoguing the rich, as he has been doing for his entire political career (which, come to think of it, actually isn't a very long time).
Often when people approach the end of life, they begin to contemplate their lives and recognize that of all the things they have accumulated, all the accolades that have been bestowed upon them, nothing is as valuable as life itself.
It's astounding how quickly things can change over four years.