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Ken Falkenstein

Ken Falkenstein
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Ken Falkenstein is the Managing Editor of Committed Conservative and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public affairs to the job. Ken served in the U.S. Army in the last years of the Cold War as a Russian linguist for military intelligence and the NSA. After leaving the Army, he earned his degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, where he also wrote a popular column in the student newspaper. Upon graduation, Ken worked as a Legislative Aide to two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ken also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, managed several successful political campaigns, and managed governmental affairs operations for a local Realtor association. In 1995, Ken moved to Washington, DC to serve as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. John Warner (R-VA). While working for Sen. Warner, Ken attended law school at night, earning his J.D. with honors from the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a The Antonin Scalia Law School). Since that time, Ken has practiced as a civil litigation attorney, including serving for three years as an Associate City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ken previously was a contributor to the highly-regarded political blog Bearing Drift and was a weekly co-host of The Steve Batton Radio Program. In 2016, Ken ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia Beach School Board. Ken is also a former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads. Ken now lives outside of Denver, Colorado with his wife, Kim, and three sons, Adam, Dylan, and Joshua, who has Down syndrome. Ken's writing is motivated and informed primarily by his concern for his kids' future.
One cake will soon determine whether the government can force people to engage in speech that violates their personal beliefs and fundamental religious principles. In the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide...
The State of Florida has been in a state of emergency for the past several days, and with good cause. Hurricane Irma is due to plow through Florida on Sunday as a Category 5 hurricane, the most powerful Atlantic storm...
I have been on a hiatus from Committed Conservative over the past few weeks as I moved my family from Virginia to Colorado, but I am making a brief return to make a point that shouldn't have to be made: Hurricane Harvey...
Donald Trump's followers insist that anyone who dares criticize "The Leader" is an Establishment™ lackey and a disloyal RINO™ (usually misspelled by them as "Rhino") and declare that they are the real conservatives. After all, Trump is The One We've...
To put it another way: Why are you a Republican? This is a vital question: Are you a Republican because you want to belong to a social organization, or is it because you're a committed conservative who wants to live in...
As a committed conservative and a Republican, I'm going to be blunt: President Trump is making an ass of himself, embarrassing himself and his country, and worst of all, making it almost impossible for any Republican in Congress to...
Since President Trump's inauguration five months ago, the Democrats and their lapdog "news" media have miscalculated on a scale that might be unprecedented in American political history. In order to understand their miscalculation, you have to understand that the Democrats...
Nothing is more sacrosanct amongst American principles and values than the right to free speech. When the Founding Fathers decided to add a Bill of Rights to our Constitution to guarantee our fundamental natural rights, "freedom of speech" was listed...
(To the tune of "Who Killed Davey Moore" by Bob Dylan) Who shot Steve Scalise Why an' what's the reason please? Not I, says the left-wing actor My comedic act was not a factor Yes I showed a severed head To show I had "Antifa"...
Yesterday's primary elections in Virginia had some startling results that should be seen as a wake-up call for Republicans nationwide. Here are some of the important things we now know: The November election is going to be about Donald Trump. Both parties...