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Ken Blackwell
Ken Blackwell
Former Ohio Secretary of State
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      Ken Blackwell

      Ken Blackwell, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, is a member of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's board, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, and Ohio's former secretary of state.

Democratic Platform: Killing The Unborn Is Fine With Us

The Democratic Party is about to approve the most radically pro-abortion platform in its history. It’s a Hillary platform, a Hillary party, and a Hillary convention. Tragically, making it easier to kill unborn children has been a Hillary Clinton priority throughout her long career.

Just Who Is The ‘Establishment’?

11:47 AM 07/25/2016

We all claim to hate the “establishment.” And why not? Look at the mess around us. It’s obvious that the folks in charge haven’t done a very good job.

Leadership, Moral Relativism, And Justice

12:25 PM 07/13/2016

After last week’s protests over police practices, mass killing of cops in Dallas, and usual efforts to take political advantage, it should be evident to every American that we face a crisis in public trust and accountability. The only solution is good old-fashioned leadership by men and women of integrity and principle.

The American Evolution

2:34 PM 07/08/2016

America always has been an exceptional nation. People in other countries recognize that America is unique. It’s why so many of those fleeing foreign oppression come to the “land of the free.”

Green Energy Policies May Haunt Democrats This Fall

2:43 PM 07/01/2016

Who is working overtime to paint themselves into the biggest political corner of this election cycle? Democrats obviously don’t recognize it yet, but they have placed themselves in an inescapable trap with extreme positions on energy and the environment – irresponsible positions that have fragmented their party and could easily produce dire consequences for Democrats at the polls in November.

Run, Don’t Walk To The Nearest Brexit

12:29 PM 06/30/2016

When the people of Great Britain decided to leave the European Union it energized populist movements around the globe. Some Americans wonder if Brexit previews a Donald Trump presidency.

Corporate Clinton

11:48 AM 06/27/2016

Many leaders of big business support Hillary Clinton. Last week she announced a list of 56 corporate backers. No wonder Bernie Sanders is still running against her.

Is Cleveland Aware That The Republicans Are Coming?

11:58 AM 06/16/2016

Most cities recognize that a national party convention is a big deal. Major political figures, including a possible president, visit the metropolis. Thousands of delegates arrive, ready to nominate and, even more, celebrate. A swarm of journalists envelope the proceedings. No story is too small to become an exciting scoop for the Fourth Estate.

Confusing Main Street With Wall Street

11:27 AM 05/27/2016

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently complained to a Wall Street gathering that “the Republican Party is no longer the party of business.” He predicted that union members, not corporate executives, would be voting GOP this fall.

The Left’s Jihad Against American Energy

5:38 PM 05/18/2016

This election season has created an unprecedented alliance between the environmental Left and the anti-free market movement. The result is a well-funded juggernaut adept at conducting coordinated and sophisticated assaults on American businesses while attempting to influence crucial elections. Their goals are nothing short of shuttering our American manufacturing industry, halting the production of affordable energy and placing a ruling clique of radicals in office.                          

Slow Walking Our Embrace Of Trump

10:15 AM 05/11/2016

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican Party nominee for president. His imminent triumph has created shock and dismay within the GOP. A number of top Republicans are threatening not to support Trump. A few have proposed launching a third party bid.

No Premature Surrender In The Battle For The Supreme Court

3:48 PM 05/06/2016

Living through the craziest and most unpredictable election season in my lifetime, it appears that nothing goes according to plan and there is always another surprise. However, even in this volatile political year, there are still some things you can count on. A lone conservative voice will predict loss and call for early surrender and the media will go into overdrive to shine a light on this tiny minority to declare victory or amplify a story of conservative division, where one does not exist.

The Path To Post-Convention Unity

4:16 PM 04/26/2016

The media almost always is more interested in process than substance. So it’s been big news that Ted Cruz and John Kasich are cooperating in their effort to stop Donald Trump from winning a majority of delegates and thus the nomination. Of course, the Trump campaign has cried foul, though he should relish the opportunity to demonstrate that the majority of Republicans back him.

Abortion And The Presidential Front-Runners

2:54 PM 04/18/2016

The recent Wisconsin primary was a serious setback for the front-runners of both parties. Donald Trump’s momentum toward the 1,237 delegates needed for the Republican nomination was slowed by Ted Cruz’s victory, and Hillary Clinton lost yet again to Bernie Sanders, who’s won seven of the last eight contests.

Danger In The Third-Party Movement

3:34 PM 03/23/2016

The pages of the political calendar are turning relentlessly. Yesterday, GOP voters went to the polls in Arizona and Utah. Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination continues substantially unabated. Yet there are many variables still in play, and there’s no guarantee that Trump will reach the 1237 delegates he needs prior to the GOP Convention.

The Trump Campaign: Dragging America Into The Political Gutter

11:02 AM 03/10/2016

While Donald Trump may be a successful businessman, one who has created a larger than life public relations persona, his business acumen and PR spin does not qualify him to be the next President of the United States. Further, Donald Trump is an existential threat to conservatism.

Senate Should Only Confirm Supreme Court Nominee Who Will Apply the Constitution

10:57 AM 02/29/2016

For 30 years Antonin Scalia sat on the Supreme Court. He was a legal giant, unimpressed with the pretensions of power and resistant to liberal orthodoxies. He was unafraid to skewer what typically passes for legal “reasoning,” even — or perhaps especially — when expressed by his colleagues. And he sometimes surprised even his critics, rigorously defending the Constitution irrespective of the issue.