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  • Urgent need for reform of juvenile justice system

    by Ken Blackwell

    December 15, 2014: The West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice last week exposed policies that are damaging families, communities and taxpayers in West Virginia. Those policies include approaches that remove youth from their families at alarming rates, even those with no prior contact with the courts. I am very troubled by these findings.

  • What GOP Congress should (and shouldn't) do in 2015

    by Ken Blackwell

    December 12, 2014: The 2014 midterm election euphoria continues for Republicans this week with Dan Sullivan's win Wednesday in Alaska, giving the party eight Senate seat pick-ups with potentially a ninth in Louisiana next month. But the GOP can't bask in these victories, it's time to get to work. Here's what the new majority should do, and not do.

  • What did the President Learn?

    by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison

    December 10, 2014: Is college still America's best friend? Defeated for re-election last month, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) may not be so sure. A racially-charged college paper of his surfaced to his great embarrassment and may have helped to bring him down.

  • December 7, 2014: Hillary's Day of Infamy

    by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison

    December 09, 2014: President Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress on this day in 1941. Looking stern and resolute, the President wore a black armband, as if to memorialize the thousands of U.S. sailors, Marines, Army and Coast Guard personnel who had been killed and wounded the day before in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Pro-life wave washes over midterms

    by Ken Blackwell and Arina Grossu

    December 08, 2014: Democratic candidates trotted out the cliched "war on women" theme in the midterms. Advocates of abortion-on-demand worked to convince voters they had women's interests at heart. It hasn't worked in the past and, in 2014, it really didn't work.

  • Can President Obama Pass Disraeli's Test?

    by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison

    December 05, 2014: British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli famously said: "The Lord deals with the nations as the nations deal with the Jews." Winston Churchill was an avid student of Disraeli's "Tory Democracy" and passed Disraeli's test easily, as Steven Hayward wrote recently in the Weekly Standard. Read more: Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

  • Hagel Dismissed, But Not Missed, As Iran Talks Crumble

    by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison

    November 25, 2014: Nearly two years ago, these writers urged President Obama to "Chuck Hagel." Today, it seems, the hapless Secretary of Defense is on his way out. We wish him no ill. And we certainly don't rejoice in his forced resignation. The timing of his dismissal could hardly be worse. It comes on the eve of another "deadline" in our dealings with an Iran bent on acquiring nuclear weapons.

  • Should court ruling to uphold Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage stand? Yes.

    by Ken Blackwell

    November 17, 2014: In a 2-1 decision last Thursday, a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that constitutional provisions in four states defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman did not violate the U.S. Constitution. The decision in DeBoer vs. Snyder is controlling in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton wrote the opinion and was joined in the majority by Judge Deborah L. Cook.

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