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A message board stands at a sidewalk memorial as visitors write notes in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church on June 22 in Charleston, South Carolina. (AP Photo)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Charleston church shooting response defeats hate with grace

One of the things that really stood out over the past few weeks in the aftermath of the tragedy in South Carolina was the incredible grace with which the community of Charleston has borne both its own anguish as well as the intense international media circus that has enveloped the town. The city's response stands in stark contrast to some of protests and outright chaos that occurred in places such as Ferguson and Baltimore. Published July 26, 2015

Krislynn Rambert, of Charleston, S.C., wears a button in memory of the victims of last week's mass shooting while waiting on line to enter Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral service, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at Pinckney's funeral at a nearby college arena. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: A call to courage

Late last month, pure evil visited the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. It came in the form of a deranged, racist gunman who attended Bible study among the welcoming members of the church before pulling a weapon and cruelly cutting them down. Published July 5, 2015

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Secretary of State John Kerry, talks with with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah during a meeting with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders and delegations at Camp David, Md., Thursday, May 14, 2015. Obama and leaders from six Gulf nations are trying to work through tensions sparked by the U.S. bid for a nuclear deal with Iran, a pursuit that has put regional partners on edge. Obama is seeking to reassure the Gulf leaders that the U.S. overtures to Iran will not come at the expense of commitments to their security. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Iran deal would shred U.S. nonproliferation efforts

Lately I am having a really hard time sleeping at night, and the source of my worry is the Middle East. Specifically, I am deeply concerned that the deal President Obama is relentlessly pursuing at all costs with the terrorism-sponsoring regime in Iran will shred the global nonproliferation regime and spur additional countries in the world's most unpredictable region to amass atomic arsenals. Published June 28, 2015

This 1966 file photo is the last official portrait taken of the entire King family, made in the study of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. From left are Dexter King, Yolanda King, Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King, Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King III. (AP Photo)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Black family reconstruction, not social program dependency, is key to progress

For a selected few in the know, the elections of President Obama and the passage of his signature health care act mark not the pinnacle (as is widely assumed) but rather the twilight end of a golden era of racial progress and progressive social policy in America. If the civil rights-era legislation and government programs could be characterized as the second Reconstruction, then Mr. Obama's presidency marks its wane. An essential question that blacks must ask at this point: How will they adapt to post-progressive America? Published May 24, 2015

FILE - This Aug. 28, 1963, file photo shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledging the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. Next Wednesday, the nation’s first black president will stand near the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. stood 50 years ago, a living symbol of the racial progress King dreamed about, and enunciate where he believes this nation should be headed. (AP Photo/File)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: American society falling short of greatness

Fifty years later, the experiment has finally earned a retrospective. Looking back on it, we should have seen as a nation that the Great Society could not have been a permanent solution and might even be detrimental to America's growth. Published May 10, 2015

In front of blighted buildings, a protester leads marchers in a chant from atop a vehicle in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, a day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Baltimore fear, loathing, moral decay signs of liberal failure

Let's face it. Baltimore has been a riot for decades and was looted long before its citizens finally rose up in glaring, sad and pathetic anger, long before the global media last week turned attention to the still-unexplained death of Freddie Gray in police custody. While the cops try to get their story straight, the citizens have taken to the street in a largely symbolic display of outrage, burning a few cars and torching a few businesses in a city that for all intents and purposes is already too burnt-out to really destroy. Published May 3, 2015

'Right Side Forum' host Armstrong Williams. (GQ Magazine)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Turn vision into action for unbelievable achievements

Looking back on the past couple of years, it's hard for me to imagine the progress we've made in our businesses and pet projects. If someone were to tell me that my vision of owning broadcast TV stations in four regional markets would have come to fruition in that time, it would have been hard to believe. Published April 26, 2015

President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas prior to his address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Clarence Thomas, President Obama in hypothetical discussion

Never before in America's history have three black men occupied such official positions of power: President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. What would be intriguing is a conversation between Mr. Obama and Justice Thomas — two men who are seemingly polar opposites on the political spectrum, but at the same time in important ways represent the fruits of a great turning point in America's racial saga. Published April 19, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, about the breakthrough in the Iranian nuclear talks in this April 2, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Obama’s dangerous wordplay on Iran deal

As if the Islamic Republic of Iran's determined pursuit of nuclear weapons, track record of bloody terrorism, aggressive geopolitical power grabs, abhorrent human rights violations and history of lies were not enough — President Obama's recent interview should prove to everyone just how dangerous the framework agreement announced in Lausanne earlier this month really is. Published April 12, 2015

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Emails with legs: The private deceptions of a public servant

It looks like the "convenient to have one device" explanation Hillary Rodham Clinton used to deflect inquiries as to why she used her private email account to conduct official business while serving as secretary of state is a bunch of pure hogwash. It has become evident that, in addition to her personal phone, she also used an iPad connected to her personal email account to send and receive information related to her official duties. Published April 5, 2015

President Barack Obama, left, speaks next to first lady Michelle Obama during a reception in recognition of African American History Month in the East Room of the White House Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Blacks lose progress under Obama symbol of representation

Imagine if the president were a Republican, and if during the second half of his second term, after having been elected both times with record turnout by blacks, the black unemployment rate remained stagnant at 11 percent while the black poverty rate hit a record high of 27 percent. What would black politicians be saying about that Republican president? Published March 29, 2015

Comedian Bill Cosby salutes the crowd as he begins a performance at the Buell Theater in Denver in this Jan. 17, 2015, file photo. Cosby released a video Monday that doesn’t address assault allegations made against him, but instead promotes his upcoming Saturday show in Wheeling, West Virginia. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Raping the system: Cosby, sexual assault and racial retribution

Comedian, educator and actor Bill Cosby, now 77, came of age during a particularly nasty time in this country for race relations. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the regime that controlled the Jim Crow South was baring its lethal fangs in the face of increasing agitation by blacks for legal and social equality. Published March 22, 2015