Ken Blackwell and Edwin Meese III

Op-ed contributor


  • 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.

  • Pastor Saeed Abedini: A Thousand and One Iranian Nights

    Pastor Saeed Abedini has just passed a thousand and one nights in Iranian captivity. This U.S. citizen now has the unenviable distinction of having suffered more than twice as long as the 52 hostages held by Iran for 444 days in 1979-81.

  • The Foolishness of Progressivism

    Looking at President Obama's foreign policy toward the Muslim world, especially Iran, makes me feel like America has followed Alice into Wonderland.

  • For Liberals: Why Should it be Hillary?

    Pols and pundits have been in agreement on one thing this year: Hillary Clinton will be the Democrats' nominee next year. And she seems to think so, too

  • 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.

  • Let's Bring the Voice of the Iranian People Into Our Iran Policies

    If you are paying attention to the Middle East, and thus to Iran, it would be prudent to also pay attention to France later this week.

  • War is a Four-Letter Word Spelled I-R-A-N

    House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce recently briefed members of the Israel Allies Caucus on Capitol Hill. He spoke to supporters about Iran.

  • Candidates Win Evangelicals with Pro-American Worker Immigration Policy

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, drew the ire of the political right and left recently over his comments on immigration.

  • 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.