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

October 21, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT
Tavis Smiley raised a lot of eyebrows this weekend when he spoke on ABC-TV’s “This Week” news show, hosted by George Stephanopoulos. Smiley pointed to double-digit unemployment in the Black community under President Obama and said: “If you’re Black or Brown, other than saving the Democrats’ hide, what inspires you to go out and vote?”
October 20, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Several years ago, the Israeli satirical series, Latma, produced this funny sketch on the Iranian mullahs’ push for a nuclear bomb. “The bomb, the bomb, I’ll get the bomb. Listen to me, Honey, it ain’t gonna be too long” sings the frolicking mullah in the online version of this humorous look at a most serious subject.
October 15, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT
Buried inside of the 20,000 pages of the Obamacare monstrosity are a few paragraphs which could create a multi-billion dollar industry in the American healthcare sector. Known as "biosimilars," the law allowed for the production of complex drugs which are medically equivalent versions of biologics (drugs derived from living organisms), and can treat deadly diseases ranging from Alzheimer's, AIDS, and rheumatoid arthritis.
October 10, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT
An incident in suburban Maryland occurred this week that should serve as a wake-up call to all concerned mothers (and dads).
October 6, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Recent veterans face a disproportionately high unemployment rate. According to the Department of Labor, about nine percent of servicemen and women who have served or enlisted since 2001, are unemployed.
September 30, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections.
September 23, 2014, 9:54 AM EDT
One look at today’s headlines will tell you that events around the world seem more unpredictable and chaotic than ever. Russia is showing no sign of backing down in Ukraine, even under increasing sanctions.
September 9, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
It seems the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) of the United States is, once again, putting up walls to keep the duly-elected representatives of the American people from getting a look at their inner workings.
September 3, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT
As Americans celebrated Labor Day and the freedom to provide for their families, let's hope they didn't spoil the holiday yesterday by pausing to consider whether today’s government is making their lives easier or more difficult.
August 28, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT
Despite the promise of the United States government to support that struggle wherever it can, the Obama administration is not standing tall on the world stage. The American Legacy, as a shining beacon for oppressed peoples everywhere in their time of darkness, is being abandoned.
August 25, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
Last fall, the United States began, for the first time in almost 20 years, to produce more crude oil than it imported. Around that same time, the International Energy Agency altered its previous predictions to show that the U.S. would become the world’s number-one oil producer by 2015, producing 11 million barrels of crude a day.
August 8, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT
As a mega-star, Sir Elton is free to say whatever he likes. But, when he attacks Christian missionaries in Africa and other Third World regions, his message is off-key.
August 6, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT
The Federal Communications Commission is looking to raise revenue - and the agency is in full pitch mode
July 29, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT
You know you've hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.
July 28, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT
Bowe Bergdahl was recently returned to "active duty." Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier.
July 25, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
"We have your back," President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently.
July 3, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT
One hundred years ago this summer, the German Chancellor reacted with shock and dismay when the British ambassador brought him news of his country's declaration of war.
June 26, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT
In the confusion that accompanies the surge of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), it is not surprising that many are deeply concerned.
June 23, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT
The ongoing conflict in Iraq has serious implications for vital U.S. interests, the extent of which are difficult to decipher at this early stage.
June 16, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT
We won't presume to tell our elected representatives who to vote for in the upcoming House leadership elections. But we can offer friendly advice on what leadership traits they should be looking for.