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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.
I'm convinced that most white conservatives, including myself, don't truly understand racial minorities. This is not to say that conservatives are in any way racist (left-wing/news-media stereotypes notwithstanding). To the contrary, the vast majority of conservatives find racism abhorrent. Indeed, conservatives...
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration today announced that it is currently accepting applications for press secretary. Sean Spicer, President Donald J. Trump's first press secretary, announced his resignation earlier today. Mr. Spicer stated that he has accepted a position as...
President Trump's missile strike on Syria yesterday was about much more than Syria. The specific and immediate objective of the strike was, of course, to retaliate against the Assad regime for its atrocious use of chemical weapons against his own...
Virginia Beach School Board Chairman Beverly Anderson isn't known for inclusiveness or tolerance. One of the first things she did upon becoming chairman at the beginning of this year was to unilaterally change the biography on the school board web...
The Senate vote on Friday on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court will clearly display the Democrats' hostility toward our Constitution and toward representative democracy itself. Judge Gorsuch is an originalist....
That there is a double standard in the establishment news media's coverage of political scandalsĀ is beyond any rational dispute. But can even the establishment news media protect the Democrats from the evidence of what could be the biggest corruption...
The political genius of Obamacare is that it was designed to fail. The idea was to create a system that depended on everyone getting their health care through health insurance but also that ensured that health insurance companies could not...
Rich Kelsey this morning posted an essay arguing that the defeat of the American Health Care Act ("AHCA") by the House Freedom Caucus was a victory for everday Americans over our evil political parties. Rich's piece was well-written, thoughtful, and...

RIP AHCA

Goodbye AHCA. We hardly knew ya. Literally. The American Health Care act was mishandled from the start. It was drafted in secret with no input from conservatives in the Congress. There was never any effort to educate the American people on what it...
It is a little-known fact that United States Senator Al Franken was invited to participate in the 2013 papal conclave to choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. (Sen. Franken was later asked why he should have been considered qualified...