Ken Blackwell

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Trumped Up

If you rely on press coverage of the presidential race you probably think everything is fine in America. No foreign threats. No domestic crises. No budget or crime problems. Certainly nothing important enough to warrant discussing where the candidates stand.

Don't Make a Federal Case Out of It!

The Democrats are now playing the Russia card. As Donald Trump rises in the polls against an increasingly unpopular Hillary Clinton, Democrats are raising the specter of the nefarious Vladimir Putin.

Black Lives Matter Shows Southern Poverty Law Center's Hypocrisy

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has many allies within the Progressive movement. Funded largely by the most liberal elements of the Left, especially those within the George Soros network, like his Center for American Progress, BLM has been a major motivator for the attacks on police officers all over the country.

Protecting Elections From Cheaters Isn't Racist

Again state legislatures have approved new rules to prevent election fraud. Again federal courts have struck the laws down. Much of America's political and legal establishment is resolutely opposed to election integrity. It makes you wonder what they believe democracy is all about.

Obama Endorses Lawlessness

It won't be the first time an incumbent attempted to help elect his successor. But never before has the conflict been so great, with the current president presiding over a criminal investigation of his party's presumptive nominee.

Trump Is Bad, but Not Worse Than Hillary

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican Party nominee for president. His imminent triumph has created shock and dismay within the GOP. A number of top Republicans are threatening not to support Trump. A few have proposed launching a third party bid.

What Republicans Must Do to Win in November

The media almost always is more interested in process than substance. So it's been big news that Ted Cruz and John Kasich are cooperating in their effort to stop Donald Trump from winning a majority of delegates and thus the nomination.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Both Abortion Extremists

The recent Wisconsin primary was a serious setback for the front-runners of both parties. Donald Trump's momentum toward the 1,237 delegates needed for the Republican nomination was slowed by Ted Cruz's victory, and Hillary Clinton lost yet again to Bernie Sanders, who's won seven of the last eight contests.

The Real Iranian Moderates

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, is traveling to the EU (Italy and France) this week in a visit that is supposed to hail a new era of relations with the West. Many have embraced him as a supposed "moderate" within the regime.