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  • Christopher Columbus: His Influence On A Brave New World Should Be Celebrated

    10/15/2017 5:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    The usual suspects have discovered that Christopher Columbus was no 21st century liberal. Of course, that shouldn’t surprise anyone since he lived in a time of empires, slavery, monarchies, and ignorance. But he rose above his time and literally united the world. Without him there would be no America, no us. Today few, if any historical figures are exempt from attack. Even America’s founders are denounced as racists and misogynists. Nor do foreigners enjoy immunity from criticism. Another Columbus Day, another opportunity for angry leftists to denounce Western imperialism, colonialism, and more. Christopher Columbus was a man of his age,...
  • Regime Change in Iran Appears Increasingly Attainable

    06/24/2017 5:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    Thirty years after President Reagan seized upon an historic opportunity to bring down the Iron Curtain, there are growing indications that President Trump can make similarly historic strides in the conflict between the US and the new Evil of our time: Islamic extremism. In its first five months, President Trump’s presidency has witnessed dramatic shifts from the policies normalized by the Obama administration. Few are as significant or wide-ranging as the changes in American dealings with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The new attitude enjoys rare bipartisan support in Congress, and with good cause. The conciliatory policy of Trump’s predecessor...
  • Syracuse mayoral candidate says he assaulted people, sold drugs, carried guns

    06/20/2017 4:46:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | BY CHRIS BAKER cbaker@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- While asking a roomful of voters to elect him, Raymond Blackwell said he has assaulted people, carried a gun to parties and tried selling drugs... The comment was part of a head-turning closing statement during a mayoral candidate forum Monday night at the Southwest Community Center. Blackwell offered details from his youth as a reason people should vote for him. He said growing up on the streets means he knows what a lot of people in the city have gone through.... Blackwell is one of six Democrats hoping to make it to the primary ballot in September.
  • Trump taps former Ohio official Ken Blackwell to lead domestic transition team

    11/11/2016 10:29:59 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 50 replies
    Columbus Dispatch/AP ^ | 11-10-16 | AP
    Ken Blackwell, the Ohio Republican selected by President-Elect Donald Trump to lead his domestic issues transition is an outspoken conservative with a history as a party maverick. Blackwell, according to a document obtained by Politico, is in charge of the Trump "action team" examining the departments of energy, environmental protection, labor, transportation, health and human services, housing and urban development, interior and agriculture. Blackwell backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican primaries, but came aboard with Trump after he secured the nomination. Reached by The Cincinnati Enquirer, Blackwell said he could not discuss his duties because he had signed...
  • Run, Don’t Walk to the Nearest Brexit

    06/30/2016 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    When the people of Great Britain decided to leave the European Union it energized populist movements around the globe. Some Americans wonder if Brexit previews a Donald Trump presidency. The presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is playing up the possibility. “Donald Trump might win—send money” is her new message. In fact, he might win. Anything is possible in American politics. He’s been able to connect with white, working class, secular voters who until now remained Democratic or stayed home. But the success of “Brexit” offers no guarantees. There are many differences between the United Kingdom and America. There’s also the...
  • Danger in the Third-Party Movement

    03/23/2016 9:56:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The pages of the political calendar are turning relentlessly. Yesterday, GOP voters went to the polls in Arizona and Utah. If things turn out as expected, Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination will continue unabated. Yet there are many variables still in play, and there’s no guarantee that Trump will reach the 1237 delegates he needs prior to the GOP Convention. According to Real Clear Politics, as of March 22 Donald Trump had 680 of the 1237 delegates needed – 55%. Even Trump adviser Roger Stone believes that it will take an “inside straight” for Trump to enter the...
  • Republican National Convention [Morton Blackwell on the coming RNC trainwreck]

    03/09/2016 3:01:43 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 29 replies
    rodmartin.org ^ | March 8, 2016 | Morton Blackwell
    No one who has not participated in the rules-making process for the national Republican Party is likely to understand all provisions of the current rules, much less how those rules, whether as they now read or how they might be changed, would affect what happens at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Changed or not, The Rules of the Republican Party will have huge effects not expected or predicted by any of the national pundits who make their livings now commenting on the Republican presidential nomination contest. Some surprising aspects of these effects are already becoming better known. A...
  • Ted Cruz: Historical Conservative Leaders Back Texas Senator For President

    01/21/2016 4:49:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies
    HNGN ^ | January 21, 2016 | Taylor Tyler
    ... Influential leaders with direct ties to the founding of modern conservatism are rallying behind Ted Cruz...
  • The Impending Collision of Obama’s Failures

    06/23/2015 4:44:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Tony Perkins, President Of The Family Research Council, co-athored this column.Like two speeding trains heading toward the same collapsed bridge, the dangers and failures of Barack Obama’s foreign, economic, and social policies are heading rapidly toward implosion. Our vital security interests, our economic well-being, our religious liberties, and the very fabric of American family life are all at grave risk of becoming casualties of the extreme ideological agenda and simple incompetence of the current Administration. First, with respect to foreign policy: Watching the spread of ISIS throughout the Middle East is like watching the growth of a cancer....
  • 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...