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.

Coal Matters — Even in Manhattan

 

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 from the uses most visible to city dwellers, coal is still the critical fuel behind […]

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An Unprecedented Two-Track Move

 

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 issue to the United Nations as a human rights violation. Attorney General Eric Holder is […]

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He Kept His Eyes on the Prize

 

Informed in 1960 that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Senior would be voting for the Protestant Richard Nixon, Sen. Jack Kennedy smiled and said: “We all have fathers.” It was typical of his wit. Kennedy’s own father was a notorious anti-Semite and appeaser. Young Jack would never repudiate Old Joe, or fail to cash Joe’s hefty […]

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A 2012 Conservative Case for America’s Future

 

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 channel the energy and concerns of the American people to realize historic change this year. […]

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Trust, Don’t Verify

 

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 man credit, though he never gave him his vote. Now, Barack Obama is determined also […]

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If Israel Strikes…

 

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 British edition first reports Netanyahu saying this: “One of those regional powers is Iran, which […]

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An Imperial Presidency Revealed

 

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 presidency. A federal appeal is certain once NLRB’s shocking attack on Boeing Co. goes through […]

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Joe Misunderstands

 

They let Joe Biden out without a leash again. He went to China this month and pronounced the Communist giant’s one child policy “repugnant.” That was, of course, after he told a Chinese audience at Chengdu University that “your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child […]

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Jobberwacky

 

Floundering. Flopping around like a fish on deck. That’s the best description of the Obama administration this summer. The president’s now on a bus tour of the Heartland. Next, he’s slated to go to Martha’s Vineyard for a well-earned vacation. He’s done about all the damage he can do for one summer, so let’s give […]

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Dangers of a “Clean” BBA

 

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 revenues. However, if that’s all it says, then it leaves courts with the power to […]

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