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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May 21, 2019, 2:07 PM EDT
Iranian protesters in support of democracy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
May 14, 2019, 3:28 PM EDT
President Donald J. Trump (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) During the 2016 election, President Trump made plenty of campaign promises, as does any candidate. But this president has done what his predecessors often fail to accomplish: he has kept his promises.
May 9, 2019, 12:27 PM EDT
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May 1, 2019, 2:44 PM EDT
Economist Stephen Moore(Screenshot)
April 29, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT
President Donald J. Trump (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) The Democrats are all hat and no cattle. It’s time they put up or shut up with their saber rattling over impeachment.
April 17, 2019, 2:22 PM EDT
Iranians protest Ayatollah Khamenei (Screenshot)
April 12, 2019, 2:56 PM EDT
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
April 11, 2019, 10:30 AM EDT
Sprint logo (top left) (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) T-Mobile logo (bottom left) (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and 5G (right) (Screenshot)
March 11, 2019, 3:09 PM EDT
The appointment of Cleric Ebrahim Raisi as head of the Iranian judiciary on Thursday was met with wide-ranging international condemnation. Statements from groups such as Amnesty International have highlighted Raisi’s record as one of the most brutal figures in the modern history of Iranian jurisprudence, owing especially to his leading role in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988.
February 13, 2019, 10:42 AM EST
Politicians in Washington are often immersed in endless political fights with little regard for the impact of the policies they are actually fighting over.  We see this with taxes, regulations, spending, trade and other issues.  The decisions they make often have unforeseen consequences in communities and small towns. 
January 31, 2019, 12:09 PM EST
Political showboating abounded on the Hill amid a government shutdown with the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee William Barr. Despite having served in the same position from 1991-1993 under President George H.W. Bush, Barr finds himself subject to left-field questions from the fringes. A particular line of questioning from Senator Kamala Harris stood out as she requested that Barr pledge to end the use of private prisons based on an Obama-era Department of Justice report that Barr had not yet read.
January 29, 2019, 6:26 PM EST
Nick Sandmann and some of his Covington Catholic High School classmates suddenly find themselves in a world of death threats, media smears, and pure vitriolic hate—all over something that they didn’t even do. All because major media outlets saw a story that confirmed their worst suspicions about Trump supporters, Catholic school students, and pro-life advocates—a story that was too good to fact-check, and they just couldn’t help themselves.
January 21, 2019, 9:03 AM EST
Last week marked the 30th year of The March for Life. This event is the largest and longest-running march on Washington, in protest of Roe v. Wade and the general lack of protection for the rights of the unborn. Certain Democrats have it out for the hundreds of thousands marching, but the reality is abortion is becoming more and more unpopular across the United States.
January 4, 2019, 3:37 PM EST
We live in an increasingly tech-centered age. Driverless cars, microchip implantation, and facial recognition are all things previously found only in science fiction and have somehow become a reality. Americans are wholly dependent on their smartphones and apps. And while this technology has become easier and easier to purchase, it still carries a high price: too many of us are signing away our privacy to the likes of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
November 20, 2018, 12:29 PM EST
Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on November 15, condemning the Iranian regime’s systematic human rights violations. The censure goes next to the UN General Assembly for a vote in December.
November 16, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Democrat Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, insists her vote count is legitimate, despite documented malfeasance, transparency lapses and the alleged appearance of ballots after polls closed. Democrats have even defended her with cries that incompetence is to blame. Outrageous defenses like this are unlikely to comfort any voter for whom voting is a revered privilege and its integrity a sacred trust.
November 12, 2018, 11:54 AM EST
Another critical election. Another electoral failure in Florida. Another vote counting disaster in Broward County.
October 31, 2018, 2:03 PM EDT
Recent bipartisan legislation is a good start—but there’s more to do.  
October 12, 2018, 3:05 PM EDT
Americans from coast to coast enjoy purchasing goods on the internet. It’s comfortable, convenient, and the product is delivered right to your doorstep. Online shopping makes it possible for people to buy products from states clear on the other side of the country and, in many cases to find unique or difficult to find items.
October 3, 2018, 9:51 AM EDT
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t read or hear about another breach or attack on our sensitive online information. In today’s digital world, online data is currency, and consumers deserve to be protected no matter where they go online – whether paying bills, posting on social media or communicating with their doctor or a loved one.