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

May 23, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Summer is officially upon us, and millions of American families will soon be embarking on their annual trips to the beach, the mountains, the lake, grandma's house, or any other of the fantastic destinations our country has to offer.
May 19, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
The Wall Street Journal recently showed Vladimir Putin in Crimea. There was the saturnine Slav in an unusually ebullient mood.
May 13, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT
With Iran on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons and Russia wanting to re-assert itself as a world power through the Ukrainian crisis, a strong military presence in the world is more important for America than ever.
April 28, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT
Justice John Paul Stevens doesn't believe anyone has the right to own a gun, and admits that you would need to rewrite the Constitution to make his preference a legal reality. And that's exactly what he thinks should happen.
April 25, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT
A critical vote may await the Senate upon its return next week.
March 31, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT
President Obama has added a new twist to shuttle diplomacy.
March 20, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
The former President of Lebanon, Amine Gemayel, is a Maronite Christian. He recently warned of "an exodus approaching biblical proportions."
March 16, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT
The centenary of World War I is upon us. That Great War began in August, 1914.
March 6, 2014, 12:22 PM EST
The reset button was supposed to symbolize America's willingness to wipe the 2008 slate clean. We would not hold Russia's invasion of the Republic of Georgia against them.
February 20, 2014, 4:15 PM EST
It's getting harder even for sincere media supporters of President Obama's signature legislative achievement-the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare-to defend the indefensible.
February 11, 2014, 10:01 AM EST
She's described as "the top U.S. diplomat for Europe." And so, when her indiscreet telephone call goes viral on the Internet, it ought to be big news.
February 6, 2014, 10:53 AM EST
A favorite tactic of the Obama Administration is to engage in outrageous behavior, and then - with the support of its allies - put its opponents on the defensive by accusing them of engaging in the very conduct of which it is, in fact, guilty.
January 30, 2014, 2:32 PM EST
No one in modern America has done more than President Obama to bring about inequality. His modern utopia is turning into a queuetopia. Under Obamacare, Americans have to queue up even to sign up for health care.
January 23, 2014, 9:55 AM EST
President Obama has invoked Dr. King's powerful phrase-the fierce urgency of now-as a spur to get his troops in line for the takeover of health care.
January 16, 2014, 11:08 AM EST
"Nuns hopeful of stay," read the headlines.
January 3, 2014, 1:57 PM EST
It was a rare and welcome victory for religious freedom for our all-volunteer military.
December 28, 2013, 1:57 PM EST
While Pres. Obama was talking earlier this month about how minority and underprivileged Americans need a "decent education," his Education Department was pushing more onerous regulations that would have the opposite effect.
December 23, 2013, 12:34 PM EST
Never doubt government's eagerness to oppose efficiency.
December 8, 2013, 1:57 PM EST
It's a sad commentary on how much sway an urban elitist mentality must have within the NFL that Bob Costas can give an anti-gun diatribe for free, while the NFL and networks happily take money for ads telling people to drink alcohol and take drugs to help them have more sex, but a firearms business cannot pay to run an ad encouraging men and women to consider how to defend their families.
December 6, 2013, 5:32 PM EST
"The power to tax involves the power to destroy," the Supreme Court wrote in 1819, shortly after America began. Now in 2013, President Barack Obama is launching a frightening attack on free speech, using one of the most feared agencies in all the federal government: the Internal Revenue Service.