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

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.
November 25, 2013, 3:07 PM EST
At the beginning of this year, many Americans opened their paychecks to find that their take-home pay was suddenly less than it had been the previous month. The payroll tax cut had expired, resulting in the average American worker owing an additional $700 in payroll taxes this year compared to last.
November 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EST
The side-by-side comparisons of President Obama's statements then and now are devastating. Especially, the "period."
November 7, 2013, 1:12 PM EST
Good news: President Obama will not attend ceremonies at Gettysburg later this month marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's immortal address.
November 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST
At the time when I served as Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, my city and others across the country looked to Detroit as an industrial and cultural center of America.
October 25, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT
It took just 68 minutes for the Murfs to pull down a poster at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Why? Because the poster promoted the honor system and said-"So help me God."
October 16, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT
Four decades ago this month, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) launched an oil embargo against the United States in retaliation for our steadfast support of Israel in her hour of need.
October 11, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT
A successful, multi-national D-Day campaign was devised, coordinated and launched in far less time than it took to launch a deeply flawed Obamacare program.
October 5, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT
If the U.S. is ever to be eclipsed as a major power, defeat might begin with foreign "leaders" (all dictators, actually) having ready access to the American people via our own mass media.
October 1, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT
By now, you really would have thought Michael Bloomberg would have learned his lesson.
September 30, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT
The Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) mandates an ever-increasing floor of ethanol be mixed with gasoline.
September 4, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT
The problems continue at President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency. Under fire for their leadership using private email addresses to illegally conduct official business and enacting new regulations through coordinated lawsuit settlements with outside environmental groups, the EPA shows no sign of slowing down in Obama's second term.