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.

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August 17, 2017, 9:57 AM EDT
When the Senate confirmed Judge David Nye to a federal district judgeship in Idaho, he became an acute illustration of what’s wrong in Washington right now.  Judge Nye was originally appointed by President Obama for the judgeship and enjoyed wide support from Senate Democrats, but when President Trump – in a good will gesture toward bipartisanship – re-nominated him those same Democrats delayed his confirmation for the maximum amount of time under Senate rules.
August 16, 2017, 10:38 AM EDT
It’s no secret President Trump is working to create thousands more American energy jobs, reduce regulations on energy producers and restore parity to the tax code. Given these goals, it’s time for Congress to work with the president to end the unfair practice of granting tax incentives favoring one energy sector over another and give more promising American energy technologies a chance to flourish.
August 14, 2017, 2:48 PM EDT
President Donald Trump issued an executive order to stop subsidizing cities which obstruct immigration law. Chicago filed suit in response. Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to continue collecting federal dollars while ignoring federal policy.
July 31, 2017, 11:46 AM EDT
There are moments when you almost feel the Earth’s axis shift. That happened the other day when Sen. Chuck Schumer blamed someone for something, and it wasn’t Donald Trump.
July 17, 2017, 12:02 PM EDT
Despite the massive media attention given to the claim that Russia attempted to influence last year’s election, the greatest threat to American democracy is vote fraud at home.
July 13, 2017, 9:55 AM EDT
President Donald Trump’s critics fixate on his tweets and then wonder why he spends so much time responding to their attacks.  But why do they devote so much attention to his tweets in the first place?  Maybe they realize that many Americans are happy to finally have a president who fights back.
July 11, 2017, 2:37 PM EDT
If you want to read what official Washington thinks, you need only pick up a copy of the Washington Post. It’s the company newsletter for the federal government. And the Post is filled with doomsday articles about President Donald Trump’s administration.
July 10, 2017, 12:07 PM EDT
Thanks to OPEC's latest moves, the U.S. energy industry is again under pressure, reminding us that we must take stronger action to ensure our energy security and energy sovereignty.
June 27, 2017, 4:16 PM EDT
This week, the President is scheduled to talk extensively about U.S. energy policy and the administration’s push for “energy dominance” at a time when oil giants like OPEC are looking more fragile than ever.
June 26, 2017, 11:27 AM EDT
Thirty years after President Reagan seized upon an historic opportunity to bring down the Iron Curtain, there are growing indications that President Trump can make similarly historic strides in the conflict between the U.S. and the new Evil of our time: Islamic extremism.
June 15, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT
While the left promotes fake scandals, President Donald Trump proposes real change.
June 9, 2017, 2:41 PM EDT
So why the shock at his decision to quit the (unratified) pact?
June 6, 2017, 10:36 AM EDT
Mr. President, when you visit southern Ohio on Wednesday to talk about rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, please keep four words in mind: Grow the Electrical Grid!
May 31, 2017, 11:26 AM EDT
Trade with other nations is indispensable to America’s sustained economic vitality – and vital to maintaining our nation’s position of prominence within the global economy. 
May 30, 2017, 1:48 PM EDT
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) says there is something “tragically wrong” with President Donald Trump.
May 19, 2017, 2:48 PM EDT
Let this meeting serve as a reminder to us in the United States that although our energy security has improved, there is far more to be done to protect us from the machinations of this cartel, and the other economic and security consequences of our oil dependence.
May 3, 2017, 9:57 AM EDT
That premise has been the gospel of American liberals for years.
May 1, 2017, 11:57 AM EDT
It's time for special interests and Warren to get out of the way.
April 24, 2017, 10:13 AM EDT
President Donald Trump is nearing his 100th day in office.
April 7, 2017, 9:57 AM EDT
America is falling behind in the innovation race.