Ken Blackwell, former Secretary of State in Ohio, is the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council. He serves on the board of directors of the Club for Growth and the National Taxpayers Union.

My Articles

November 22, 2016, 11:47 AM EST
Our country needs us. All of us.
November 4, 2016, 10:55 AM EDT
It’s no wonder we experience violence erupting throughout our nation.
November 3, 2016, 9:19 AM EDT
We are dangerously close to losing it.
October 10, 2016, 10:40 AM EDT
Obama is doing anything but closing out his lame duck term quietly. 
October 7, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT
The Chinese hacking campaign against the U.S. is a true "national security emergency."
September 6, 2016, 3:13 PM EDT
Federalizing elections undermines the great strength of America’s elections, state control.
August 29, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT
The Freedom from Religion Foundation ran up against two Arizona lawyers with a sharp legal minds and backbones.
August 23, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT
None of the BLM supporters are more dangerous and hypocritical than the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
August 5, 2016, 2:40 PM EDT
Much of America’s political and legal establishment is resolutely opposed to election integrity. It makes you wonder what they believe democracy is all about.
July 29, 2016, 4:29 PM EDT
The next president will face unique national security challenges.
July 26, 2016, 11:53 AM EDT
Making it easier to kill unborn children has long been a priority for many liberals.
July 14, 2016, 9:07 AM EDT
Politics distorts policing, supplanting both safety and justice.
July 7, 2016, 9:49 AM EDT
Justice Thomas’s life is an only-in-America success story.
July 5, 2016, 3:54 PM EDT
There are some things that almost all Americans can agree on.
May 6, 2016, 12:03 PM EDT
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.
April 29, 2016, 11:27 AM EDT
While much of our attention is on the Presidential race, the looming battle over a Supreme Court nomination merits no less attention.  The battle lines are clear in this nomination, and the future of the Court and our Constitutional principles are at stake.  Unfortunately, writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson calls for Republicans to engage in a truce over Supreme Court nominations and confirm Merrick Garland.  This is not the first time Ted has parroted liberal talking points in recent years.
April 12, 2016, 5:04 PM EDT
Last month, the United States formally recognized that a genocide against Middle Eastern Christians and other minorities is taking place at the hands of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. What next?
April 8, 2016, 12:11 PM EDT
Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders joined 11 other members of Congress in sending a letter to the National Institute of Health (NIH), urging the agency to cut costs for the prostate cancer drug, Xtandi, by employing its “march-in rights.” These rights, which have never before been utilized by the NIH, were established in 1980 under the Bayh-Dole Act, which gives federal agencies the authority to license a patent when action is deemed necessary, primarily as an emergency tactic. Using this provision as their justification, lawmakers are requesting that NIH override Xtandi’s patent protection, which guarantees its manufacturers exclusive sales, in an effort to reduce the costs of the drug.
March 31, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT
Unlike many of our colleagues, we did not criticize President Barack Obama for dancing the tango during his recent trip to Argentina. It’s not bad for America’s leaders to respect other people’s cultures. In this instance, we only wish the President had danced the tango with our First Lady.
March 7, 2016, 12:06 PM EST
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have until March 17th to issue a determination that ISIS’ attacks on Christians in the Mideast are genocide. Time is running out. The foot-dragging and hesitancy of this administration in calling it genocide is inexplicable. Why do they have to be prodded to do what is right?