Ken Blackwell

Posted June 12, 2015

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isnt the only loser in last Sundays elections. President Obama had made Erdogan a focus of his policy. The voters in that troubled NATO country voted against Erdogans Justice and Development Party (AKP) and in so doing, slapped President Obama.

Posted June 08, 2015

If youre paying attention to the Middle East today, youre paying attention to Iran.

Posted June 02, 2015

Many of us applauded when President Bill Clinton signed the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998. That lawpassed with broad bi-partisan supportestablished a U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that was required to issue annual reports.

Posted May 22, 2015

House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) recently briefed members of the Israel Allies Caucus on Capitol Hill.He spoke to supporters about Iran. Leading off with a question from decades ago: "What distinguishes the United States' nuclear missile arsenal from that of the Soviet Union?"

Posted May 18, 2015

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, drew the ire of the political right and left recently over his comments on immigration.

Posted May 16, 2015

Speaker John Boehner recently made headlines by joining the growing chorus among conservatives on Capitol Hill calling for a wind down of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) signaling he might be open to a plan by U.S. House Republicans to bring the New Deal-era program of economic cronyism to an end.

Posted May 13, 2015

In the classic 1976 movie Network, there is a famous scene where a character played by the late Peter Finch shouts, Im mad as hell and Im not gonna take it anymore! I feel that same sentiment is growing throughout America, as the cost of our debt and regulatory state has exploded.

Posted May 11, 2015

The rioting in Baltimore is disturbing to all Americans, as the unresolved cause of Freddie Grays death while in police custody should be, as well.

Posted May 08, 2015

While Washington is abuzz with raging debate on the nuclear deal with Iran, the narrative that the Obama administration keeps repeating is that you either take the deal or you are a warmonger. Not so fast!

Posted May 03, 2015

Two questions will dictate not only the future of healthcare, but also the balance of power between Washington, D.C., and the states, and the separation of powers between the federal branches. One concerns state sovereignty, the other the hecklers veto.

Posted May 02, 2015

Will the next presidential election be won by a lie?

Posted April 13, 2015

Republicans have been in control of both ends of Capitol Hill for nearly four months and one would be hard-pressed to notice any change. Apart from votes on Keystone and overtures to tax reform, most lawmakers have adopted a status quo, business as usual attitude. Its frustrating but not entirely unpredictable.

Posted April 11, 2015

RFRA supporters are like the brave Americans in the Deep South decades ago who stood for black civil rights against intense political pressure. The fanatical authoritarianism of the political left is plunging this country headlong into a very dark place, from which many nations never return.

Posted April 08, 2015

There is a Back to the Future quality to the current culture clash going on in Indiana, in the country at large, and throughout the Western democracies over marriage and over the gay lobbys insatiable demands.

Posted April 04, 2015

Its a phrase endlessly repeated since 1989. Its been on the lips of Western diplomats, especially our own State Department types, for a quarter century: Two-State Solution. We must have a Roadmap to Peace and that destination must embrace a state for the Israelis and a state for the Arabs of Palestine.

Posted March 29, 2015

Almost seven months after the fateful, fatal encounter between Michael Brown and former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, Attorney General Eric Holder officially announced a truth he had been holding close for months that the Hands Up, Dont Shoot mantra that had been used since August was based on a lie.

Posted March 28, 2015

All we're saying is we're not going to deport you," was the big lie President Barack Obama used when he announced his executive action on immigration. Despite being repeated time and again by politicians and the media during the DHS funding debate to describe the presidents action, its still a lie.

Posted March 27, 2015

The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Sociological Association (ASA) submitted friend of the Court briefs in the Windsor case.

Posted March 21, 2015

The foreign policy clerisy in this country was loud in its denunciation of Arkansas freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R) when he circulated a Round Robin letter with the signatures of 47 GOP senators.

Posted March 11, 2015

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider whether to overturn the marriage laws of all the statesas some activist federal judges have already done in some of the states--conservatives are naturally calling for judicial restraint.