Ken Blackwell and Edwin Meese III

Ken Blackwell and Edwin Meese III

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  • Stop Economic Cronyism, Wind Down the Ex-Im Bank

    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

    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.

  • It's Time For A Different Narrative on Iran

    It's Time For A Different Narrative on Iran

    While Washington is abuzz with raging debate on the nuclear deal with Iran, the narrative that the Obama administration keeps repeating is that you either take the deal or you are a warmonger.

  • Will Marriage Ruling Jeopardize Critical Private-Public Partnerships?

    Will Marriage Ruling Jeopardize Critical Private-Public Partnerships?

    Last Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on same-sex marriage showcased the need for a new federal law to protect private organizations that hold a view on marriage different from our growing and increasingly powerful federal government.

  • The Lying Game: Is This How We Will Elect Our Next President?

    The Lying Game: Is This How We Will Elect Our Next President?

    Will the next presidential election be won by a lie?

  • Conservatives Embrace Cronyism at the Expense of American Innovation

    Conservatives Embrace Cronyism at the Expense of American Innovation

    Republicans have been in control of both ends of Capitol Hill for nearly four months and one would be hard-pressed to notice any change.

  • Religious Freedom: What About the Florist and the Baker?

    Religious Freedom: What About the Florist and the Baker?

    Hysteria over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act has drowned out one critical question: Who are the florist and baker that ABC's George Stephanopoulos hounded Gov. Mike Pence about?

  • Gay Activist Claims 'End of Marriage' Is Near

    Gay Activist Claims 'End of Marriage' Is Near

    There is a "Back to the Future" quality to the current culture clash going on in Indiana, in the country at large, and throughout the Western democracies over marriage and over the gay lobby's insatiable demands.

  • Which Black Lives Matter?

    Which Black Lives Matter?

    Almost seven months after the fateful, fatal encounter between Michael Brown and former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, Attorney General Eric Holder officially announced a truth he had been holding close for months – that the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" mantra that had been used since August was based on a lie.

  • Psychological Association Delivers 'Snake Oil' Sociology In Latest Brief on Marriage

    Psychological Association Delivers 'Snake Oil' Sociology In Latest Brief on Marriage

    The American Psychological Association and the American Sociological Association submitted friend of the Court briefs in the Windsor case. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. If the Windsor Court majority relied on those briefs, it was reliant on snake oil, not science.