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Ken Klukowski

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Supreme Court Justice Talks Candidly About Rewriting the Constitution

(3) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 12:19 AM

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.

Throughout his 35-year tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Stevens was...

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Romney-Ryan Engages Americans to Face Looming Fiscal Doom

(12) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 9:14 AM

We do not know who will win the White House in November. But we do know that American politics has crossed the Rubicon on spending and entitlements, and these issues will at long last complete the journey from a forbidden third rail to a central element of national politics. Even...

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Blueprint for States to Reject and Replace Obamacare

(5) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 5:45 PM

Here's the blueprint for how the states can reject three central pillars of Obamacare and set the stage for replacing it, if Mitt Romney takes the White House and the GOP takes the Senate this November.

Two reasons compel dismantling Obamacare. First is restoring individual liberty by...

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Constitution's Limits Threaten in an Obama Second Term

(3) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 6:12 PM

Public officials and pundits are still digesting the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision in NFIB v. Sebelius. Not yet discussed are the extraordinary implications for the size and role of government in a second Obama term in light of President Obama's new stump speech, as it is clear there is not...

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Obama's Power Grabs Create an Imperial Presidency

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 5:04 PM

In 2010 we published a book arguing that Barack Obama was creating an imperial presidency. The past few months prove that prediction was correct.

First President Obama's EPA claimed power to create cap-and-trade through new regulations, rather than Congress passing a law. Then Obama's FCC claimed the...

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Evangelicals Will Rally for Romney

(69) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Elections are about choices, and 2012's pivotal election showcases two very different visions for America's future. Governor Mitt Romney is quickly consolidating the Republican base to enthusiastically support him this November. His speech this weekend at Liberty University illustrates these efforts, providing an opportunity to underscore Romney's embrace...

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Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter ID Law

(8) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 1:39 PM

Arizona might be going to the U.S. Supreme Court yet again. A federal appeals court upheld part of the Grand Canyon State's voter ID law, but struck down another part of Arizona's law as inconsistent with a 1993 federal law. This might become the third citizen/voting Arizona law to go...

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The Truth About "Stand Your Ground" Laws

(215) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 10:40 AM

Sadly, some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These laws safeguard law-abiding and peaceable citizens, and are not to blame in the tragic Florida incident. Stand your ground laws did not apply in that situation, and statements to the contrary are irresponsible...

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Voter ID Laws Protect the Integrity of the Ballot Box

(38) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 3:26 PM

Protecting the integrity of the ballot box is essential to our democracy. Laws requiring voters to show identification at the polls are commonsense measures to prevent fraud and corruption, and ensure that each year's election returns accurately reflect the will of the people.

Yet President Obama's administration and political...

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Voter ID Insanity at DOJ Going to the United Nations

(208) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 5:20 PM

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....

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Delta Force Hero Can't Speak at West Point Because of His Christian Beliefs

(5) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 2:13 PM

A three-star Army general and war hero cannot speak at West Point because he's an outspoken Christian. So the Obama administration's hostility toward religion -- and especially Christians -- continues even to the detriment of our men and women in uniform.

Lieutenant General William G. ("Jerry") Boykin is like...

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A 2012 Conservative Case for America's Future

(53) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 8:27 AM

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...

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Obama's Nanny-State Socialism

(56) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 8:45 AM

Governor Rick Perry called President Barack Obama a socialist who also loves his country. Those who support Western European-style socialist policies don't understand the power of private markets, or government's inefficiency and incompetence.

Answering a question from Bill O'Reilly, Governor Perry created a buzz by responding that President...

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Perry Can Win If Leadership Trumps Debates

(31) Comments | Posted November 12, 2011 | 4:32 PM

Gov. Rick Perry stated at the outset of his presidential campaign that he is running for president based on his principles and leadership accomplishments, not his oratorical skills. Media focus on his debate missteps deliberately ignores Perry's record and charisma.

Six months ago discussing Perry's possible candidacy,...

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Perry's Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

(4) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 10:38 AM

Governor Rick Perry unveiled his plan for fundamental tax reform with an optional flat tax. This bold proposal for economic growth is a fiscal game-changer, and demonstrably superior to the proposals of rivals Herman Cain and Mitt Romney.

In the 1990s, the National Commission on Economic Growth...

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Growing Proof of Obama's Imperial Presidency

(188) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 11:26 AM

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...

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Avoiding the Danger of a "Clean" BBA

(6) Comments | Posted July 31, 2011 | 2:03 PM

Liberals are trying to kill the prospect of a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) in the ongoing battle over the debt ceiling. Some on the Right respond that they might settle for a "clean" BBA. But there are two types of a clean BBA, one of which would be even worse...

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Constitutional Conservatism Ready for Prime Time

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 1:42 PM

Liberal pundits are panicking over constitutional conservatism. They shouldn't, because every child -- whether the parents are liberal or conservative -- will benefit from constitutional conservatism's ascendency. If America elects a constitutional conservative president and Congress in 2012, we'll move forward as a freedom-loving nation.

Several outlets on the Left...

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Time's Orwellian Story on U.S. Constitution Refuted!

(202) Comments | Posted July 2, 2011 | 6:49 PM

Time magazine's cover story shows the U.S. Constitution and asks, "Does it still matter?" Reading this story, we kept waiting for Emmanuel Goldstein to show up for the Two Minutes of Hate. It was difficult to discern whether we were reading Time, or Orwells' 1984.

It portrays the...

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Hatch and Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment: A Win for America

(4) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 8:49 AM

On Mar. 31, Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to make it a constitutional requirement for Washington, D.C., to end our deficit spending and culture of debt. And our national grassroots organization, Pass the Balanced Budget Amendment, is working with them to compel lawmakers...

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