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Ken Blackwell

The Battle For America Continues

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

American values, institutions, and people are in peril. Taking care of one another is an immediate concern. As we move forward, resisting Trump and the threat he poses is the decent and patriotic thing to do.

The Person Overseeing Domestic Issues For Trump's Transition Thinks Being Gay Is A Choice

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics

A member of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has called being gay a choice and linked mass shootings to America’s acceptance of same...

There's More to Being President Than Deal-Making

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

It's true that Washington isn't working. It certainly isn't serving the people. But the answer is not to elect a dealmaker. Rather, Americans need to elect a maker of good deals.

The NRA Goes Full Insurrectionist

Josh Horwitz | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Now that the NRA is embracing those who are openly fantasizing about shooting and killing Democrats, will some of those high profile supporters begin to distance themselves from the organization and its toxic ideology? Probably not, given the media's lack of attention to the group's latest threat.

How to Build a Better Murderer

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!

Voter Suppression: Because if the Poor All Vote, They'll Vote the Bums Out

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Region III of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) convened in Columbus this week. A highlight of the event was the address by honored guest and keynote speaker, Ohio Senator, Nina Turner.

Religious Right Will Cheer Tea Party Extremism at Values Voter Summit

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.

Ex-Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell Gets Fired Up When Questioned on Vote Suppression, From '04 to Wave of ID Laws

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

We caught up with Ken Blackwell, vice chair of the Republican National Committee's platform committee, and asked him a few questions that well, got him a bit fired up.

This July 4th, Our Elections Are in a 'FREE FOR ALL' (Documentary)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

The identity and ideal of America is so noble to us, no matter how many bad actors we have to face from time to time. From this goodwill and principle woven into our national fabric, our high expectations of fellow Americans can leave us vulnerable to deceit.

Change My Mind Debate: Should 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Be Repealed?

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 04.13.2012 | Miami
Michael R. Bloomberg

Should 'Stand Your Ground' laws be repealed? Join the debate here, and see if anyone can change your mind.

Paul Blumenthal

Questions Swirl About Bachmann Super PAC's Former Activity | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Super PAC now backing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in the 2012 Republican primary received scrutiny in 2010 both for its questionab...

EPA's Train Wreck Could Leave Ohio in the Dark

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Even with 14 million Americans out of work and an economy still searching for light at the end of the tunnel, the EPA is poised to enact a series of back-door mandates that will stifle economic growth.

Evasion of the Body Snatchers

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ken Blackwell

Liberal writers are trying to steal the body of Ronald Reagan. But they don't want to hold it for ransom. Instead, they are vigorously telling us he wasn't what we think he was.

Obama Is AWOL on Religious Liberty

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ken Blackwell

As Americans, we expect our foreign policy to be in line with our values. American allies and partners like Afghanistan should be expected to respect core freedoms like religious liberty.

Obama, McCartney and The Taxman!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

It was a great event at the White House last June. Sir Paul McCartney came to be honored by President Obama. And he thrilled the glittering company wi...

The Obamacare Problem Is Not the Individual Mandate

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Striking down the Obamacare individual mandate would be a historic vindication of the rule of law.

Guarding Jimmy Carter's Tongue

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Jimmy Carter is taking to the airwaves to advise President Obama. President Obama, you might consider Jimmy Carter's free advice. He ought to know about the right moves in the Oval Office.

"Dogs Don't Bark at Parked Cars!"

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

If you want smaller government, lower taxes, and a return to constitutional principles, the fastest way to do that is to defend marriage, empower the family, and show Americans real compassion.

"Gibbsy" Steps in it

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Just a note to the Press Secretary: The Times readership is surely not what it once was, but it remains the go-to source for tens of thousands of the aging lords of liberalism.

"No Such Things As Shovel-Ready": The Political Suicide of President Obama

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The president has just pulled the rug out from underneath every vulnerable Democratic candidate running for Congress this fall. They stood with him for all that stimulus spending, and took his word that there were "shovel-ready" projects.

Surprise? Tell it to the Marines

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

With the general election less than a month away and the Democrats reeling from one bad poll after another, the time is ripe for them to spring an "October surprise" in an attempt to shift the odds in their favor.

Delaware GOP Rumblings

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Delaware Republicans did not set fire to the Republicans' Big Tent. But they did say that some things -- such as the Castle-DeGette bill -- are simply beyond the pale of what can be accepted.

What Is President Obama Thinking?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Why has the Obama administration dug in its heels on the Joint Strike Fighter? Is it an example of successful lobbying? Could a single defense contractor really have that much influence over the Obama administration?

Obama's Mosque at Ground Zero

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What we see in this administration is the most selective defense of religious liberty in our history. Only Muslims' religious liberty is being protected. Only their beliefs are respected by President Obama.

Frederick Douglass in Annapolis, Philip Reid in the Capitol

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

We are calling on D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to lead the effort to rename the Rayburn Room for Philip Reid.