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  • Jim Crow And The Donkey: A History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/30/2014 1:51:39 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2014 | Ken Blackwell
    You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the left starts screeching. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and judgment.” And what errors of fact would those be, Steve? Bookman did not point out a...
  • A Selfie in South Africa

    12/13/2013 8:36:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama is receiving plenty of criticism for his selfie cellphone portrait at the funeral of South Africa’s revered leader, Nelson Mandela. What the president had to say in tribute to Africa’s greatest statesman was largely overshadowed by the press pictures of Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s shapely blonde chief of government, Helle Thorning Schmidt. The three leaders are shown, dressed appropriately enough in mourning black. But they are seen yucking it up like teenagers while First Lady Michelle Obama sits up attentively, the perfect picture of dignity and...
  • 'Putin Played Obama For A Chump'

    09/12/2013 7:11:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Sept. 12, 2013
    The Obama administration and its congressional allies who favor strikes on Syria insist the rebels there are moderates and that any radical elements involved are a tiny fraction of the opposition who would never take power if the rebellion succeeds. Other evidence suggests rebel forces are responsible for executions of Syrian soldiers, the live dismembering of Christians and even cannibalism. So who’s right? “The rebel forces are now dominated by jihadists, from al-Qaida to Hezbollah to some of the forces that are just pure Muslim mercenaries,” said Ken Blackwell, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights....
  • Mr. President: Chuck Hagel!

    02/02/2013 11:56:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be Secretary of Defense should be withdrawn now. He delivered what may be the worst performance at a confirmation hearing ever given. He was described as “confused,” “befuddled,” and “self contradicting.” One of Mr. Hagel’s own backers deplored the lack of “charisma” the nominee showed during the hearings. Was this just a "Bad Hair Day"for Mr. Hagel? “Hagel, who can be hilarious, didn’t show much of that today,” said Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation. Let the record show that never before has...
  • Persecuting Jesus

    11/03/2012 5:41:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison The nineteenth century French painting, Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer--today hangs in the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore. It has not lost its capacity to shock. In the Roman Circus, the small flock of Christians is huddled in the sand, kneeling around their aged pastor. We see weeping little children, whole families gathered. In the stands are tens of thousands of people, none of whose faces are visible, but they are colorfully dressed, awaiting a special entertainment. The scene is eerily lighted by flaming crosses. Looking more closely, however, we see those crosses bear...
  • A Crucial Message to the Grassroots [the Rove/Romney GOP power grab]

    08/27/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by JediJones · 72 replies
    SteveDeace.com ^ | 8/27/2012 | Morton Blackwell
    The following [are excerpts from] an email sent out by Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute I was Barry Goldwater’s youngest elected delegate in 1964, I was honored toserve on President Ronald Reagan’s White House Staff from 1981-1984, and I have attended every Republican National Convention Rules Committee meeting since 1972. My wife and I have contributed major donations to the Romney-Ryan campaign. These rule changes are the most awful I’ve ever seen come before any National Convention. I’m writing you today to urge you to join the growing effort to stop the worst-ever changes in this Rules Committee’s Report...
  • Joe Biden Shakes Those Chains

    08/18/2012 2:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    We thought Joe Biden couldn't top--or bottom--the appalling gaffe of calling a 2010 White House bill signing ceremony "a big f___ing deal." But he just did it. In Danville, Virginia this week, Biden told a largely black audience the Republicans were going to "put y'all in chains." Now, of course, his staff is backpedaling furiously. He meant the banks. He was talking about banking de-regulation, they bleat frantically. Sure he was. If any conservative, any Republican had made such a statement, he'd have been fired. Agriculture Sec. Fred Butz was fired in 1976 within hours of telling a dirty joke...
  • Gen. Boykin Blocked At West Point

    02/01/2012 3:12:09 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/1/12 | Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
    A three-star Army general and war hero cannot speak at West Point because he’s an outspoken Christian. So the Obama administration’s hostility toward religion—and especially Christians—continues even to the detriment of our men and women in uniform. Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin is like an action-movie hero. When the super-elite Delta Force was formed in late 1970s—our top counter-insurgent military unit that the Pentagon still does not officially discuss—this ranger in the 101st Airborne unit was tapped to be part of it. In 1983 he was in Grenada, where Boykin survived being hit by a round from a .50-caliber...
  • New Head of Democratic Campaign Cmte Ran Abortion Business

    06/08/2011 10:32:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Life News/Creative Minority Report ^ | 6/8/11 | Matthew Archbold
    Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania is one of the fastest rising stars in the Democrat Party, taking on a recently announced leadership role at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.Schwartz, a four-term suburban Philadelphia congresswoman, is taking on the position left vacant by Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who was just tapped to chair the Democratic National Committee. One fact that has gone unmentioned in all the media reports trumpeting Schwartz’s ascendancy is that Allyson Schwartz, besides having a perfect pro-abortion record in Congress, co-founded and acted as Executive Director of an abortion clinic in Philadelphia for 13 years (1975-1988).The clinic...
  • Poll shows Ohio Sen. Brown leading potential GOP challengers

    06/01/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2011 | Sean J. Miller
    Brown was thought to be in for a tough reelection race, in part, because his party was decimated in the state last cycle. Democrats lost five House seats, the governor's mansion and failed to pick up the open Senate seat in Ohio last November. But a new survey by Public Policy Polling showed Brown with a comfortable lead over his potential challengers. Former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell trails Brown by 51-33, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) loses to the Democrat, 50-31 and former State Sen. Kevin Coughlin (R) trails by a similar deficit. State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) and...
  • What Liberals Really Think

    10/16/2010 4:34:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/16/2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) was being pressed in a live TV debate, so he may be excused for blurting out the truth. Here’s a portion of what very liberal Mr. McGovern said:        We have a lousy Supreme Court decision [in the Citizens United case] that has opened the floodgates, and so we have to deal        within the realm of constitutionality. And a lot of the campaign finance bills that we have passed have been declared unconstitutional        by the Supreme Court. I think the Constitution is wrong. I don’t think that money is the same thing as human...
  • It's Not Only About the Economy, Stupid

    07/15/2010 5:49:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/15/2010 | Ken Blackwell
    James Carville, Bill Clinton's political strategist supposedly coined the now infamous: “It’s the economy stupid.” This admittedly smart strategy, widely attributed to have won Clinton the Presidency, is now being chanted, mantra-like, by the mainstream media and the Washington political elite as they fundamentally misunderstand the brewing anger and frustration amongst everyday Americans. They think this is all about dollars and cents. They think that it’s all about a $13-trillion debt and trillion-dollar annual deficits far into the future. In their arrogance, Washington thinks this is all about spending the people’s money. But, that’s a somewhat superficial reading of the...
  • Czarist America

    07/01/2010 8:43:29 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 1, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Czarist America Bethany Stotts, July 1, 2010 At Accuracy in Academia’s June 21 Author’s Night Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski discussed the premises of their book The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency. “That is a very provocative title,” noted Blackwell, the former Ohio Secretary of State. The book does not, he cautioned, say that President Barack Obama is a “tyrant” or “evil,” but that his actions have undermined the principles of the U.S. Constitution and that “…Team Obama is determined to change the balance of power achieved through the separations of power and...
  • Rand Paul: Another High Tech Lynching

    05/24/2010 5:46:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 82 replies · 1,221+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/24/2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Dr. Rand Paul was hoping for a “honeymoon” after his thumping victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Kentucky. No such luck. Dr. Paul is a conservative Christian and if he wants a another honeymoon, he needs to talk to his wife. Instead, what Rand Paul got was a grilling from one end of the chattering class to the other about his supposed opposition to the great Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is a fact that he stumbled in some of his answers to questions about individual titles of that act. Dr. Paul was not alive when the...
  • Black Conservatives: The New Face of the GOP

    05/06/2010 2:03:17 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 32 replies · 778+ views
    CBN ^ | May 4, 2010 | Jennifer Wishon
    WASHINGTON - The midterm congressional elections are seven months away. Republicans are already promising a strong effort to take back the majority and they're attracting candidates who are already making history. At least 30 African-Americans in 16 states are running for the U.S Senate and the House of Representatives. It's a surge of black Republican activism that America hasn't seen since the Reconstruction era. Returning to Slavery? Charles Lollar is one of the candidates. As a major in the Marine Corps Reserves and a businessman, Lollar is taking on the second most powerful Democrat in the House, Majority Leader Steny...
  • Ken Blackwell on Jon Stewart tonight--new book--THE BLUEPRINT: Obama's Plan...

    04/28/2010 8:11:29 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 1,315+ views
    Amazon ^ | April 28, 2010
    THE BLUEPRINT: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency Editorial Reviews Review “With their characteristic style, Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski offer compelling arguments and insights demonstrating that much of President Obama’s agenda undermines our Constitution and America’s system of limited government that keeps us free. An important and timely book.” —Edwin Meese III, Former Attorney General of the United States and Counselor to President Ronald Reagan “Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski do an outstanding job showing how much of President Obama’s agenda, which is undermining America’s families, also violates our constitutional rights. This is a must...
  • Ken Blackwell: Truman Was Right; Netanyahu Would Be Right

    04/25/2010 10:16:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 523+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama's new Nuclear Posture Review has succeeded mightily in muddying the clear waters. He says that we will not use nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear power. Except Iran. Except North Korea. If we are attacked with biological or chemical weapons, we will not retaliate with nuclear weapons. Is this a green light for another attack on the homeland? And what are the former captive nations of Europe supposed to think? Does any NATO member -- like Poland, like Estonia -- sleep more soundly with this ringing declaration of confusion, this uncertain trumpet? When he was in Japan last fall,...
  • Former RNC rival takes shot at Steele: Race claims 'ridiculous,' 'disturbing' (Kenneth Blackwell)

    04/06/2010 7:40:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 611+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    One of Steele's rivals for the RNC chairmanship took Steele to task Monday for attributing his problems to race. Kenneth Blackwell, a former Ohio secretary of state who ran against Michael Steele for RNC chairman, said Steele's argument that he has a "smaller margin of error" beacuse he's black is "ridiculous." "This notion that this disturbing pattern of gaffes and missteps is now being criticized solely because he is black, and that Barack Obama is being criticized for his big-government power grab solely because he is black — that is nonsense," Blackwell told Fox News's Neil Cavuto. "And here's a...
  • Ken Blackwell on "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show" Fri. (1/22/10) 6 a.m. PST / 9 a.m. EST!

    01/21/2010 10:37:45 PM PST · by NewDestiny · 1 replies · 175+ views
    BOND Action ^ | January 21, 2010 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Ken Blackwell, Former Secretary of State and staunch conservative will be a guest on "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show" Friday (1/22/10) at 6 a.m. PST / 9 a.m. EST. Join Peterson and Blackwell as they discuss politics, race, Obama and the future of this great Republic. To Listen Live go to: http://www.bondaction.org/media/radio/radio_show.php Call In to the show live 6-9 a.m. PST / 9-12 Noon EST: 1-888-77-JESSE (5-3773)
  • She Who Must Be Obeyed

    12/03/2009 7:03:17 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies · 638+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/3/2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Well, this Yuletide, there’s a new She Who Must be Obeyed. It’s our Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. Secretary Sebelius is the star of “Harry Reid’s Polar Express.” The new health care bill Harry Reid just dumped off his sleigh weighs in at 19.8 pounds. It’s 2,079 pages of “shalls” and “musts” and “directs” Sen. Reid wants to have it all wrapped up and signed by Christmas. Secretary Sebelius gets all a bureaucrat could want under her tree in this bill. There are 1,697 grants of discretionary authority in Reid’s monster. She Who Must be Obeyed gets...
  • Will Time Magazine Apologize to Glenn Beck?

    11/28/2009 4:19:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 2,605+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    "Government Distrust and a Dead Census Taker."“...[W]as it part of the recent rage at what right-wing commentators decry as the big-spending, socialistic government of the first African-American President? Al Cross, a former reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal who covered the area for 30 years, believes that the conditions underlying the murder go back much farther and are much deeper — and more local — than the recent spate of ire. (Read TIME's cover story on Glenn Beck.)” Well, now it turns out that Kentucky investigators have concluded that poor Sparkman committed suicide, faking his own death in order to let...
  • Got Monks? Get the Monks!

    10/29/2009 6:04:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies · 536+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/29/2009 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) seems determined to go after a small Catholic college in North Carolina. Readers of First Things, the thoughtful journal founded by Rev. Richard Neuhaus, are familiar with the funny ads regularly run by Belmont Abbey. “Got Monks?” reads the white-on-black ad that encourages serious young Catholics to consider a college where the Benedictine monks seek God and where the students seek truth. But Obama’s EEOC obviously reads that ad as an invitation to “get the monks.” The EEOC’s district office in Charlotte, N.C., is demanding that Belmont Abbey cease and desist violating Title...
  • In Virginia, A Done Deeds?

    10/24/2009 4:45:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1,550+ views
    Townhall.com | October 24, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    As an old football player, I’m only too familiar with the phenomenon of the “Monday morning quarterback.” But the Democratic party, and specifically, the Obama White House political operation, have a new variation: They’re now doing Monday morning analyses in advance of the game. And in the case of the Virginia Governor’s race, the Democrats seem engaged in Friday mourning for their candidate, R. Creigh Deeds. Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bob McDonnell, holds a comfortable lead in every published poll. McDonnell seems to have weathered the worst that the Washington Post could throw at him. The Post dredged up McDonnell’s...
  • What, Me Racist?

    10/05/2009 2:54:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1,029+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 05, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    I've been called a lot of things in my long political career. But I've never before been called a racist. I'm reminded of Alfred E. Neumann-the crazy, grinning boy on the cover of the old MAD Magazine. His motto was: What, me worry? What, me racist? How did I manage this unusual trick? Well, two former Presidents-Jimmy Carter and now Bill Clinton-have labeled me such. Why? Because I oppose President Obama's takeover of our health care system. We're celebrating 200 years this December of the great Samuel Johnson who said "patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." Today, Dr. Johnson...
  • ACORN Could Open Pandora's Box

    09/21/2009 5:01:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 53 replies · 2,576+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/21/2009 | Ken Blackwell
    In the wake of Fox News reporting on the unfolding ACORN scandal, ACORN is now threatening to sue the network. Now that Fox is actually breaking news on this story by showing new videos, ACORN might just do it. Fox News should pray that ACORN does sue, because it would blow the doors off this story, possibly destroying ACORN and erupting into a political scandal in Washington. As bizarre as it seems, ACORN is threatening to sue Fox for reporting on these incriminating videotapes. Glenn Beck broke news with a new tape on Monday, and Sean Hannity might be doing...
  • Hillary's Dark Side

    08/14/2009 8:17:28 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 34 replies · 1,525+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8/14/2009 | Ken Blackwell
    In the days of colonialism, they called Africa the dark continent. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought her own version of darkness to her African tour. She was in Congo hosting a town meeting. One of the African questioners -- through a translator -- asked what "Mr. Clinton" thought of China's forays into African investments. "You want to know what my husband thinks? Bill Clinton is not the Secretary of State. I'll tell you what I think. I won't be channeling for my husband," Hilllary snapped. It was a waspish performance. Her body English needed no translation. She was more...
  • Obama’s “Government Option”—Alligator or Anaconda?

    07/23/2009 4:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 297+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    A key element of President Obama’s plan for a government takeover of health care is to create what he calls “the government option.” He wants his government option to compete with private insurers. Congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) says that this government option will compete with private insurers the way an alligator “competes” with ducks. It’s a pretty safe bet that the ducks always lose. House Democrats are working up a slightly different plan. It’s part of the bill they’re moving through Congress very quickly and trying to pass before the August recess. They know that the more Americans find out...
  • Ken Blackwell: A Chemical Scare Campaign Is Good Business for Some

    07/23/2009 12:06:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 1,042+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Last month, the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization affiliated with George Mason University, released "Science Suppressed: How America became obsessed with BPA," a report which accuses the media "of ignoring the extensive research of respected scientists and major health agencies in the United States and around the world, which found BPA was not only safe but played an important role in ensuring food safety."   It also confirms what countless previous studies have said; BPA is safe. If you're unfamiliar with Bisphenol A (BPA), it is a chemical used to make lightweight, versatile, durable, high-performance plastics.  It's...
  • John Kerry's Lost Vietnam Gamble

    09/14/2004 3:44:13 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 14 replies · 917+ views
    Human Events ^ | Sept. 14, 2004 | Morton C. Blackwell
    Why did John Kerry surprise almost everyone by making his involvement in Vietnam the main focus of the Democratic National Convention this year? All candidates have to cope with negative information about themselves. If the negative information is bad enough, they must handle it somehow. Kerry and his team knew most of his fellow Swift boat veterans and millions of others were still furious about his long, savage smear of the U.S. military during his anti-war activities after his return from Vietnam. He saw political danger there. So he took the biggest political gamble of his life. Sometimes, by framing...
  • Deputies: Man Puts Child In Headlock, Fatally Shoots Her

    07/08/2009 10:01:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 1,114+ views
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said a man shot and killed an 8-year-old child Wednesday afternoon and then shot himself. Deputies said Ricky Lee Blackwell picked up his estranged wife and the daughter of the woman's new boyfriend at about 3 p.m. He drove them to the woman's home on Ridings Road in the Cooley Springs community where the child, Heather Brooke Center, planned to swim and play with friends. Witnesses said that's when Center got out of the car and the man put her in a headlock and shot her four times, killing her. "He said...
  • Death, Taxes, and Judge Sotomayor

    07/01/2009 4:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 361+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    There has been some curious confusion, even among some conservatives, about whether Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be pro-abortion. Judge Sotomayor is President Obama’s pick to replace pro-abortion Justice David Souter. There should be no confusion. If Ben Franklin were around today, he would have to amend his famous saying on death and taxes to say: “Nothing is certain except death, taxes, and that Judge Sotomayor is pro-abortion.”Although most non-lawyers cannot name possible Supreme Court nominees, there is a long vetting process that begins years before nominations are made. There are groups of legal advocates, both liberal and conservative, that thoroughly...
  • Obama’s Book of Revelation

    06/25/2009 6:58:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies · 676+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/25/2009 | Ken Blackwell
    “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.” - President Barack Obama, Cairo University, 4 June 2009 President Barack Obama is a man who chooses his words carefully. When Hillary and Bill Clinton attacked him during the 2008 Democratic primaries, claiming his whole career had been built only on words, he fired back. He quoted the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln at Gettysburg, and Dr. King at the Lincoln Memorial. Are these just words, he asked rhetorically. And what stirring rhetoric it was. That’s why the media is doing us a...
  • Obama and Crimes Against Humanity

    05/15/2009 6:20:45 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies · 470+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/15/2009 | Ken Blackwell
    This is a tale of two worldviews. It begins not unlike the opening paragraph of Dickens’ immortal work, A Tale of Two Cities. Schoolchildren once memorized these famous opening lines, back when schoolchildren memorized anything.(snip) President Obama at his Hundred Day White House séance proclaimed waterboarding to be torture. His was a clear, unambiguous, declarative statement. In making that statement, he opened up former President Bush and former Vice President Cheney to criminal prosecutions, here and before an international criminal court. And not just these men, but possibly hundreds of others, including members of Congress from his own party. Cliff...
  • FCC Announces May 7 'Diversity Committee' Meeting - Behold a New 'Fairness' Doctrine

    05/01/2009 11:17:34 AM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 103 replies · 6,300+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 05/01/2009 | Seton Motley
    Behold one of the new "Fairness" Doctrines - "media diversity" - coming soon to a radio station near you. President Barack Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released the names of the thirty-one members of their Advisory Committee On Diversity For Communications In The Digital Age. This May 7 gathering is made up of a laundry list of left-wing grievance groups, with a smattering of radio and television companies included to break up the monotony. Not a single conservative organization is taking part in this Commission - more than a dozen Leftist groups are. A little ironic for a "diversity"...
  • Fighting for Religious Freedom

    04/18/2009 6:15:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 335+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week, many Americans celebrated Holy Week and Passover. Both of these traditions remind us that we must continue to stand for religious freedom for all. I agree with Britain’s Anglican Bishop of Rochester, the Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali. He says that we Christians should treat our Muslim neighbors with love and with respect. We believe, even if they do not, that we are all created in the image and likeness of God. We believe that they share with us the civil rights that are enjoyed by all Americans. But we also believe, with George Washington, that each one here...
  • Hardball-Religion in decline? - Chris Hitchens debates Ken Blackwell

    04/08/2009 8:50:38 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 10 replies · 850+ views
    youtube / MSNBC - Hardball ^ | 4/8/2009 | Video
    America is not a Christian Nation, so says Christopher Hitchens and is debated by Ken Blackwell
  • The Moral Sentiments of Capitalism

    04/08/2009 5:44:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 554+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Economic conservatives have aggressively opposed President Obama’s agenda to radically expand government, financed by deficits that run into the trillions. If social conservatives want to protect America’s families and social values, they must join with fiscal conservatives to oppose President Obama and reverse America’s culture of debt. America was built on individual opportunity. This is the core of the economic conservative agenda. The family unit is the core building block of American society. This is the heart of the social conservative agenda. There is a key overlap here that many conservatives—and even their leaders—overlook. Living within your means and managing...
  • United by Right - ALAN KEYES

    03/26/2009 5:24:38 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies · 492+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2009 | Alan Keyes
    Loyal to Liberty"Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit." (Federalist, #51) My friend Tom Hoefling, National chairman of America's Independent Party, called to my attention today a thoughtful piece by Ken Blackwell (former Ohio Secretary of State and recently among the candidates for chairman of the GOP) about the "politics of division…at play within the conservative movement." In his political career Ken has shown himself to be a man with considerable respect for...
  • Ken Blackwell endorses Rob Portman for Senate

    03/20/2009 10:08:59 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies · 692+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 03-20-09 | Mark Naymik/Plain Dealer Politics Writer
    Republican former Ohio Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell endorsed Rob Portman for U.S. Senate today. The former Cincinnati congressman and Bush administration official "is a principled and experienced leader with a solid conservative record," said Blackwell. "He has been a strong voice for sound fiscal policy, and we need him in the U.S. Senate in these tumultuous economic times." While most endorsements are nothing more than campaign window dressing, Blackwell's will at least be noticed. Blackwell is a conservative who still upsets some members of his party with his hard right views on certain issues. He's also...
  • Can We Redo that RNC Election? Blackwell Spanks Steele Over Abortion Comments (video)

    03/14/2009 8:35:40 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 15 replies · 544+ views
    Ken Blackwell went on Fox News to publicly correct Michael Steele's unfortunate comments on abortion. Many conservatives are left asking- Why is this guy Steele our RNC Chairman again?... I think he just tries too darn hard to be likeable and, along the way, often forgets to stand up for what he believes in. In his fervor to expand the GOP base in these media exploits, he winds up just telling people what he thinks they want to hear. How about a do-over of the RNC Chair election?
  • Blackwell: Steele Needs to Re-Read Bible, Constitution

    03/14/2009 3:14:45 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 17 replies · 725+ views
    aol news ^ | March, 09 | Matt Lewis
    I just spoke with Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union and a former Ohio Secretary of State, about Michael Steele's comments to GQ. According to Blackwell: "Chairman Steele, as the leader of America's Pro-Life conservative party, needs to re-read the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, and the 2008 GOP Platform. He then needs to get to work -- or get out of the way."
  • Video: Blackwell Puts It To Chris Matthews On Abortion

    03/05/2009 4:46:37 PM PST · by careyb · 10 replies · 754+ views
    Lardball ^ | 3/5/09 | Ken Blackwell
    Video edited to eliminate certain elements of left-wing drivel.
  • The Anti-Reagan

    03/03/2009 4:21:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 569+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Barack Obama allegedly intends to be a transformational president like Ronald Reagan. But now President Obama is raising taxes on businesses and retirees, socializing the largest sectors of America’s economy, and decimating state sovereignty and creativity. This is the polar opposite of what President Reagan did in the 1980s, and reveals Barack Obama as the Anti-Reagan. There are parallels between 1981 and 2009. When Ronald Reagan was elected, the country was fatigued and weary. The outgoing president was unpopular and the economy was declining. People voted for change in 1980 by electing Ronald Reagan. But that’s where the similarities end....
  • Academic publisher suspends publication of ‘too Christian’ encyclopedia

    02/12/2009 7:05:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 36 replies · 625+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Feb 12, 2009
    Academic publisher suspends publication of ‘too Christian’ encyclopedia CNA STAFF, Feb 12, 2009 / 03:37 am (CNA).- The scholarly publisher Blackwell is being accused of censorship for suspending the publication of the “too Christian” Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization and seeking to destroy existing copies pending a full revision of the text. The encyclopedia’s Editor-in-Chief is filing two lawsuits against the company to require the encyclopedia be published without removing its “Christian content, tone and character.”George Thomas Kurian, Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (ECC), has circulated a letter protesting Blackwell’s actions, which he calls a “looming crisis” in the...
  • Obama, Ginsburg and Guns

    02/09/2009 4:06:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 1,633+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 9, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for pancreatic cancer. While Americans pray for her recovery, this sad news is a sobering reminder that President Obama is likely to appoint several justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. And in the aftermath of last year’s landmark decision on the Second Amendment, gun owners need to zero in on what these events mean for the future of the right to bear arms. Last year the Supreme Court held in D.C. v. Heller that the Second Amendment secures the right to bear arms for individual Americans. In doing so, the Court rejected...
  • Why I Endorsed Michael Steele

    02/03/2009 4:58:14 AM PST · by 50mm · 20 replies · 838+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | February 3,2009 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week, Michael Steele made history as the first African-American elected chairman of the Republican Party. Although the GOP is currently the minority party in our two-party system, Chairman Steele takes the reins at a moment of tremendous opportunity. Mr. Steele’s publicly expressed commitment to conservative principles and the platform of the party, led me to urge the GOP leadership to elect him as chairman. January 29 and 30 were rollercoaster days for all of us running to become the next chairman of the GOP. We appeared before the members of the Republican National Committee, making our case about how...
  • RNC 4th Round Balloting

    01/30/2009 11:45:02 AM PST · by jaredt112 · 308 replies · 13,917+ views
    Dawson 62 Steele 60 Anuzis 32 Blackwell 15
  • Conservatives Back Blackwell As RNC Chief

    01/05/2009 2:50:20 AM PST · by careyb · 17 replies · 683+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/5/09 | Ralph Hallow
    Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has won the backing of some of America's best-known conservatives in his bid to become Republican National Committee chairman, just days before he and the other hopefuls are scheduled to begin a week of joint appearances to Republican Party audiences. The soft-spoken politician has received public endorsements from across the spectrum of conservatives - social, movement and economic, but some in the party, people who back him and people who don't, fear he may lack the charisma needed to represent the party on television. Blackwell supporters include limited-government champions such as American Conservative...
  • Blackwell wins Phyllis Schlafly's endorsement for RNC chair

    01/03/2009 8:23:22 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 27 replies · 707+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 3, 2009 | Sabrina Eaton
    Former Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell's bid for Republican National Committee chairman was endorsed this morning by longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, according to a press release from the Eagle Forum, which she heads. "Ken Blackwell is a solid social and fiscal conservative who is dedicated to the principles that brought the Republican Party to power in 1980 and can do so again," Schlafly says in the press release. "He has 13 successful campaigns under his belt. He has run for office himself and knows how to win." Blackwell, a former Cincinnati mayor, is among six Republicans vying...
  • Six Vying To Become RNC Chair

    01/03/2009 3:43:32 AM PST · by careyb · 57 replies · 2,460+ views
    Washington ComPost ^ | 1/3/09 | Parry Bacon Jr
    Following an election that has left Republicans with no clear vision about how to regain power, the normally low-profile race to head the GOP's national committee has turned into a six-man showdown that has opened rifts along racial, regional and ideological lines. As Republicans debate their future, the contest for chairman of the Republican National Committee has become a proxy for the major questions at the center of the party's challenges: how to attract young and minority voters, win outside the South and counter an increasingly powerful Democratic majority. After Chip Saltsman, a candidate for chairman, sent party members a...