Ken Blackwell

CP Op-Ed Contributor

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.

Stop Economic Cronyism, Wind Down the Ex-Im Bank

Speaker John Boehner recently made headlines by joining the growing chorus among conservatives on Capitol Hill calling for a "wind down" of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) – signaling he might be open to a plan by U.S. House Republicans to bring the New Deal-era program of economic cronyism to an end.

Boys Without Dads: A Cruel and Volatile Calculus

It is right that political and religious leaders, community groups, business organizations, and law enforcement officials are commenting about all the causes and effects of the riots. But one thing seems missing from the discussion, a factor whose omission is unacceptable. It's called fatherhood.