Ben Bullard Archive
Ben Bullard Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic. Email this author.
By now you probably know about Hamid Abutalebi. He’s the would-be diplomat whom Iran wanted to send to the United Nations – but whom Congress blocked, on a strongly bipartisan vote, because he was among the terrorists who helped take Americans into captivity in the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979. Today, President Barack Obama signed […]
Among Republican Party name brands with possible aspirations to seek the 2016 Presidential nomination, so far only Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have made known their opinions on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management.
Almost as quickly as she announced her departure from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the rollout wizard for Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius found herself courting overtures from Democrats to consider a run at a U.S. Senate seat.
Nicolas Aquino, a Carmel, Calif. resident and Air Force captain who’s been featured in promotional material for the military because of his sterling reputation as a voluntarily enlisted airman, found himself in an unfortunate situation last December: a neighbor mistook him for a burglar as he entered his own home late one night and called […]
Michael Bloomberg, whose continued corporeal existence now represents his last remaining obstacle to entering into Heaven, has launched a fresh gun control campaign featuring a tragic scenario that, according to the television spot, happens “all the time” throughout America. The ad, a vehicle for a new gun control group Bloomberg founded called Everytown for Gun Safety, plays out […]
There’s government electronic surveillance, and then there’s government online stalking. In its mission to ensure the government gets every last dollar it can from people, the Internal Revenue Service is now resorting to the latter.
Less than two years after being fully and finally “decimated” by the Administration of President Barack Obama, al-Qaida has somehow managed to foment new leadership and organize into what CNN described Wednesday as “what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering in years.”
The Obama Administration is backing a new FDA proposal that seeks to create regulatory interference where, historically, there has been none whatsoever: in the relationship brewers with leftover grain and farmers who need some extra grain to feed to their cattle. The proposed FDA rule would set the government between the brewers and the farmers, […]
The Census Bureau has been directed to change the wording of questions concerning Americans’ health coverage so that it will be impossible to compare the answers with those provided by takers of the bureau’s interim annual surveys in previous years.
If a recent survey commissioned by the Citizens United Political Victory Fund is any indication, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) will have to double his current polling numbers with Arizona Republicans if he hopes to hang on to his Senate seat in the 2016 election cycle.