Ken Connor

CP Contributor

Debt Debate: Size Matters

When it comes to budgets and taxpayer funded expenditures, size matters. Senator Coburn has crafted a proposal that addresses spending in virtually every segment of government

Race to the White House: And They're Off!

At this point, it's difficult to tell who among the Republican candidates possesses the rare combination of wisdom, humility, and leadership necessary to break the poisonous cycle of big-government intervention and lead us out of this mess.

Time for a Return to Checks and Balances

It's encouraging that a bipartisan coalition of representatives have decided to put the Constitution ahead of politics with a resolution taking the President to task for continuing to appropriate resources to the Libyan war

Enough From the Peanut Gallery

When one hears the names Mitch Daniels, Mike Huckabee, and Donald Trump, cowardice is the last thing that comes to mind. These are men of great and admirable accomplishments, after all.

The Folly of Forsaking Our Friends in Israel

For those that question the strategic wisdom of the United States continuing its support for Israel in these precarious diplomatic times, it should be acknowledged that no other nation in the region exemplifies western liberal ideals better than Israel.

'Til Debt Do Us Part

As predicted, the American government this week reached it’s $14.3 trillion debt limit. With our credit line officially tapped out, our leaders in Washington are scrambling to cobble together a compromise for responding to the situation.

We Got Him!

We finally got him. Almost a decade after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, justice has been meted out to the mastermind of Islamic terror, Osama bin Laden.

Slouching Toward Mediocrity

It's deja vu all over again in Washington, as Republicans and Democrats face off over the budget and the possibility of a government shut-down looms on the horizon.

Bloated Budgets Endanger Freedom

Inside the beltway, discussion of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 has provoked the "Sturm und Drang" that we have come to expect in the polarized partisan atmosphere that predominates in Washington.

Have a Little Faith

After centuries of hegemony in an increasingly secular world, it is ironic that faith – faith in the right thing – may be the only thing that can restore credibility to the world of science.

So Much for Tolerance

The notion of what it means to be "tolerant" has changed radically. There was a time when tolerance meant just that: tolerance

Why Waste a Good Tragedy?

It is at times like these that we truly cease to be Republican or Democrat, and should be able to grieve together simply as Americans.