Ken Blackwell

Posted March 30, 2014

Henry Kissinger made Mideast “shuttle diplomacy” famous in the 1970s. The peripatetic Sec. of State then jetted back and forth between Israel and Egypt and fashioned an uneasy cease-fire in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

Posted March 28, 2014

Recently, I was a panelist on MSNBC. The topic was same sex marriage. A fellow panelist called for a Marriage Spring. We know what that means. Or we think we do.

Posted March 24, 2014

How did our relations with Russia go so far wrong so quickly?

Posted March 22, 2014

With Vladimir Putin’s seeming success in rolling over Crimea and pushing aside the Ukrainians, President Obama is talking tough. And, though Ukraine is not a member of NATO, Poland, the Baltic states, Hungary and the Czech Republic are. They need some shoring up. So Mr. Obama has sent Vice President Joe Biden to reassure the Poles.

Posted March 20, 2014

Wherever we look in the Mideast, the standing of the United States is lower now than it was when Mr. Obama took office. Whether we look to Israel, our only reliable ally in the region, or to Turkey or Egypt, once aligned with the U.S., our relations everywhere are in tatters. And the Christians are suffering most of all.

Posted March 19, 2014

New York Times columnist David Carr thinks that Piers Morgan got the heave-ho from CNN because of his British accent. Well, we know what Mr. Carr thinks of the rest of us Yanks, don’t we? He told fellow superior liberal Bill Maher several years ago that Alabama and Kansas are not “smart states.” And when you absolutely have to go to the Heartland, to places Timesmen call “flyover country,” you need to be aware you are dancing“the dance of the low-sloping foreheads.” That line got quite the chuckle on Maher’s cable show. Maher guffawed along with Carr.

Posted March 14, 2014

The centenary of World War I is upon us.

Posted March 06, 2014

It was the most memorable moment in the debates of the 2008 nomination cycle. Before the New Hampshire Primary, Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked by the debate moderator to respond to comments that she had a powerful resume, impressive achievements, but she didn’t measure up on the “likeability” scale.

Posted February 21, 2014

Shocking rhetoric does not a tea partier make, nor do all activists make good candidates. The movement has matured from protesting government largess on the sidelines to actually passing legislation winnowing it.

Posted February 18, 2014

There seems to be a rising chorus—even among some on the right—that marriage is over and we need to give up on the civil institution of marriage. I’m reminded of the blonde starlet, Mae West. This Hollywood celebrity was asked why she didn’t marry one of the handsome young men who always followed her around. “Marriage is a great institution,” said Mae, “but I’m not ready for an institution.”

Posted February 14, 2014

It’s getting harder even for sincere media supporters of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement—the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare—to defend the indefensible.

Posted February 11, 2014

She’s described as “the top U.S. diplomat for Europe.” And so, when her indiscreet telephone call goes viral on the Internet, it ought to be big news.

Posted February 05, 2014

A favorite tactic of this Administration is to engage in outrageous behavior, and then – with the support of its allies – put its opponents on the defensive by accusing them of engaging in the conduct of which it is in fact guilty.

Posted January 30, 2014

No one in modern America has done more than President Obama to bring about inequality. His modern utopia is turning into a queuetopia. Under ObamaCare, Americans have to queue up even to sign up for health care.

Posted January 25, 2014

For millions of Americans, politics has lost its meaning. There is growing dissatisfaction with both party organizations. More and more Americans tell pollsters they are Independents.

Posted January 23, 2014

President Obama has invoked Dr. King’s powerful phrase—the fierce urgency of now—as a spur to get his troops in line for the takeover of health care. They achieved their purposes to the extent that they rammed through Congress a monster of a bill—around the corner, over the walls, and parachuting down the chimney, if necessary, as an entranced Speaker Nancy Pelosi gushingly told us.

Posted January 16, 2014

“Nuns hopeful of stay,” read the headlines. No, they weren’t going to be executed. Only their consciences were to be violated.

Posted January 10, 2014

The debates over Obamacare seem to be, like Ben Franklin’s death & taxes, the only certainties in our lives. This has clearly been the case since Inauguration Day, 2009. Yes, President Obama called for an immediate “stimulus” of nearly $1 Trillion to prime the pump, to create shovel-ready jobs. We never heard that phrase shovel ready before Mr. Obama employed it.

Posted January 09, 2014

Like a frightened octopus, the left is exuding a vast cloud of ink, hoping to cover the failures of President Obama and then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.

Posted January 03, 2014

It was a rare and welcome victory for religious freedom for our all-volunteer military. Congress approved—and President Obama the day after Christmas signed—the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).