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  • Phil Robertson from the popular A&E series "Duck Dynasty" was suspended in December for disparaging comments he made to GQ magazine about gay people but was reinstated by the network in response to a popular backlash. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

    Christians, loud and proud!

    Those who identify as Christians can no longer allow themselves to be bullied by nonbelievers to sit down, shut up and go along to get along.


  • Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has found himself in the middle of the 2016 presidential conversation, speaks at CPAC2014 in National Harbor, Md. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

    Dare to be independent ... from dogma, dependency (and liberals)

    Although most people in America would think it ludicrous to presume that a white person was liberal or conservative based on their skin, many of the same people seem shocked when they hear a black American expressing conservative views.


  • Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, listens as Secretary of State John F. Kerry answers Mr. Paul's question on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, as Mr. Kerry testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    PAUL: The devastating collateral damage of an insidious drug-war weapon

    Today, the United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, and the racial disparity in arrest rates has been absolutely devastating to the black community.


  • ** FILE ** President Obama (right) shakes hands with Princeton University Professor Cornel West (center) and poet Sonia Sanchez (left) after delivering remarks at the National Urban League's 100th anniversary convention in Washington on Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Cornel West on gay marriage rulings: Black people 'being pushed to the back of the bus'

    Cornel West praised the Supreme Court's ruling last week on gay marriage, but lamented that "we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus in terms of our visibility."


  • Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams explores traditional values in his book "Reawakening Virtues: Restoring What Makes America Great." (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

    WILLIAMS: A life without excuses can lead to only one conclusion

    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.


  • Illustration Constitutional Toilet Paper by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    NAPOLITANO: Can Obama rewrite federal law?

    Here we go again. Is the Constitution merely a guideline to be consulted by those it purports to regulate, or is it really the supreme law of the land? If it is just a guideline, then it is meaningless, as it only will be followed by those in government when it is not an obstacle to their purposes.


  • SIMMONS: For Marion Barry, this election's different

    Dub this the Year of the Marion Barry Watch.


  • Illustration: Voter ID by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Will Obama steal the 2012 election?

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. claims Jim Crow is returning. In a recent speech, Mr. Holder said that attempts by states to pass voter identification laws will disenfranchise minorities, rolling back the clock to the evil days of segregation. He said that a growing number of minorities fear that "the same disparities, divisions and problems" now afflict America as they did in 1965 prior to the Voting Rights Act. According to the Obama administration, our democracy is being threatened by racist Republicans. Hence, the Justice Department must prevent laws requiring a photo ID to vote from being enacted.


  • Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured in 1968, the year he was assassinated. (AP Photo)

    KUHNER: Martin Luther King Jr.'s mixed legacy

    In Washington, there now stands a new memorial: a 30-foot-tall granite statue of Martin Luther King Jr. overlooking the Tidal Basin. For decades, liberals and some conservatives have deified King as the last of the Founding Fathers, a man whose opposition to Jim Crow embodied the culmination of the Declaration of Independence's promise of individual liberty and equal rights for all Americans, regardless of race. This is only partly true: King helped to both liberate and further hold back black Americans.


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