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Ken Nahigian
Ken Nahigian
General Counsel, Nahigian Strategies
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      Ken Nahigian

      Ken Nahigian is the general counsel and director of public policy for Nahigian Strategies, a communications strategy and public policy firm, and served previously as counsel to Senate Commerce Committee Chairmen John McCain and Ted Stevens.

Election integrity is a voting right too

              File - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait in line at a polling place located inside a shopping mall on Election Day, in Austin, Texas. Attorney General Eric Holder says Texas is the first place that he will intervene to defend against what he calls attacks on the voting rights of minorities, but it is also the only state where the federal government has a clear opportunity to get involved, experts say. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

In the latest chapter of the Obama administration's assault on the rule of law, the attorney general is again using the Voting Rights Act as a tool to excite the Democratic Party's base. Justified by his claim of racism, Eric Holder has brought yet another lawsuit against one of the sovereign states, this time Texas, and the state’s recently adopted requirement that those who wish to vote in Texas must – wait for it -- prove they are who they say they are. The administration yearns for Chicago-style elections in which showing ID is a threshold too burdensome for those among us who do not wish to be identified when they cast their ballots.

In defense of John Boehner

12:55 PM 01/07/2013

House Speaker John Boehner has perhaps the most difficult job in American politics. Despite having relatively little control over whether a piece of legislation passes --- considering the power of senators, the president, and his fellow House members --- he often takes much of the blame when bills are defeated. Liberals blame him for being too stubborn to yield to what they view as their electoral mandate. Conservatives blame him for being too willing to compromise.

Not stuck in the middle with you

4:53 PM 11/28/2012

The so-called “middle class.” We have been told that we need to foster it, cater to it, protect it, grow it and help more people get into it. We’ve been led to believe that it is where innovation occurs and jobs are created --- a utopia of fairness. And of course, growing the economy "from the middle out" is the only way we can meet the challenges we face.