Ken Blackwell

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Stop Terrorists From Killing Americans, Not Americans From Owning Guns

Another terrorist attack, another refusal by President Barack Obama to tell the truth. Instead of admitting that Islamic terrorists had staged another murderous assault on innocent people, he turned the victims into a political prop. Instead of explaining how he intended to stop terrorists from killing Americans, he launched another campaign to stop Americans from owning guns.

Why Most Americans Could Soon Be Insured by Only 3 Companies

At a recent Congressional hearing, Dr. Mandy Cohen of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services explained that almost 700,000 Americans have lost their health coverage because the insurance co-ops formed under ObamaCare to foster competition couldn't compete with "big, experienced players" in the insurance marketplace.

Crony Capitalism Splits House Republicans

Advocates of crony capitalism just won't give up. Last Friday, a large block of House Republicans joined Democrats in signing a discharge petition to force revival of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) to the House floor.

Kim Davis, Abraham Lincoln and Conscientious Objectors

Most liberals and even some conservatives are arguing that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis must either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or quit her post. Where you stand on this issue too often comes down to a case of where you stand on the question of whether same-sex nuptials are now "the law of the land" because Justice Tony Kennedy and four of his black-robed cohorts say so.

Change in Iran Won't Come From the Ayatollahs

Just several weeks ago we concluded negotiations with a bad faith partner in the form of the Islamic Republic of Iran, resulting in a nuclear agreement that has been met with skepticism by our Saudi allies and with fury by Israel.

Body Parts Scandal 'Infuriates' President Obama!

Finally, our distinguished President, our Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has spoken out about the infamous scandal of body parts being trafficked. "It is infuriating and I have no patience for it," President Obama said in a strong show of righteous indignation.

President Obama: Out of 'Touch With' Africa

President Obama's sentimental journey to East Africa should have been a harmonious one. The usual round of VIP visits and dinners were marred, however, by this president's insistence on pushing his radical social agenda on Africans.

War on Truth: It's a Progressive Disease

Truth is, by definition, objective and universal. Rejecting this fundamental principle leads people to do "what is right in their own eyes," as the Bible puts it, and enables them to play fast and loose with the rules.

Time for a Principled Policy on Iran

Almost 30 years ago, when the US was negotiating with the Soviet Union about intermediate-range nuclear weapons, President Ronald Reagan was told that the Russians like to talk in proverbs.

Expanding Relations With the Iranian Resistance Is Essential to Correct Iran Policy

Last week I joined a bipartisan group of political figures and foreign policy experts in taking two steps to encourage the improvement of US policy toward Iran. The group of nearly forty prominent Americans including former senior US civilian and military officials and governors issued a policy statement urging stronger confrontation of Iran's nuclear ambitions, regional hostilities, and human rights abuses.