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Ken Blackwell
Ken Blackwell, chairman of Balanced Budget Amendment Now, is a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.
by | Jun 25, 2012

Coal today may seem of little relevance to many residents of New York City or other American urban centers. It long ago ceased to fuel the furnaces of their homes and apartment buildings in winter. But long after it disappeared…

by | Mar 14, 2012

The Far Left is making an unprecedented two-track move to derail states’ efforts to protect the integrity of the ballot box for this November’s elections. While the Department of Justice (DOJ) is blocking state efforts, liberal activists are taking this…

by | Jan 4, 2012

The United States is at a fork in the road regarding which way we will go as a people. The 2012 election could be the most important in our lifetime, and conservative leaders have reached a consensus on how to…

by | Nov 17, 2011

President Reagan’s famous dictum, which he often quoted to Mikhail Gorbachev in Russian, was Trust But Verify. (In Russian, it rhymes: Doverai, no proverai.) President Obama has recognized that Reagan was a “transformational” president. He says he gave the old…

by | Nov 4, 2011

The headlines are stark indeed. “Israel Readies a Pre-Emptive Strike.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to be working to persuade reluctant members of his coalition cabinet to go along with such a military option against Islamist Iran. The Huffington Post’s…

by | Sep 7, 2011

President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is on a job-killing rampage. It’s claiming unprecedented powers far beyond what federal law allows. Taken with Obama’s other agencies, these executive actions paint a picture of what has become an imperial…

by | Aug 17, 2011

With apologies to the wonderful wives of America, I must begin by chuckling at this old joke. Ominous knocking brings Mister Jones to the front door. There stand two policemen with guns holstered but faces drawn. “Sir, may we see…

by | Jul 29, 2011

I’m troubled by the latest developments in the debt ceiling negotiations. There’s one point that you must keep in mind for a “Clean Balanced Budget Amendment.” There are actually two types. One is a BBA requiring that outlays cannot exceed…

by | Jul 18, 2011

America has a growth deficit. As the latest job report shows unemployment reached 9.2% — the highest rate of 2011 — investors and employers continue to react negatively to this bad news. During the three years of the Obama administration,…

by | Jul 14, 2011

As President Barack Obama lectured us with foolish notions — such as attempting to reduce America’s $14.4 trillion deficit by focusing carefully poll-tested, repetitive threats — it is clear that, as the debt-ceiling issue reaches a stage of urgency, the positions…

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