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.
A study by two University of Notre Dame professors suggests that spending time around someone who’s depressed can be more than just a drag; it could end up saddling you with the same condition.
The Boy Scouts of America could soon lift a long-standing policy that prohibits homosexual boys from joining the organization. The 103-year-old group decided last Friday to lift the policy on homosexuality for young men, but will continue to bar gay adult men from serving as leaders in the organization. The decision must be ratified in […]
Commenting on Facebook about President Barack Obama’s statement on last Wednesday’s tragic fertilizer factory explosion in West, Texas, Andrew Jackson Middle School counselor Karon Wright said this: Its amazing how the “whites” get angry when Obama speaks. Oh well….its most of the whites who is getting blown away. So they will soon be wiped from […]
An eighth grader in West Virginia got suspended and arrested last week for wearing an NRA shirt that depicted a hunting rifle underneath the words “protect your right” to school and then refusing to take it off after being confronted by a school official. Jared Marcum, whose record was spotless before the incident, now faces […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
A new study group composed of former NASA scientists is challenging the mainstream narrative on the validity of global warming. The group summarizes its findings, to date, in six convincing points.
Off-duty Detective Sgt. Scott Biumi of the DeKalb County, Ga., Police Department got angry at how long he was having to wait at his local McDonald’s drive-thru window. So he got out of his vehicle, walked up to the car at the front of the line and put his service pistol against the neck of 18-year-old Ryan Marsh, who was waiting for his own order at the window.
A strange amalgam of interests, accelerated by the Administration of President Barack Obama’s constituency-expanding entitlement policies, are driving a surge in the predominant role that welfare programs continue to play in accounting for an ever-increasing chunk of the Federal budget.
Mainstream liberal newspapers spent Thursday bemoaning the Nation’s future, following the Senate’s defeat of key components of a gun control bill Wednesday that effectively killed the legislation for good. The Chicago Tribune called the defeat an indication of Congress’ “shameful disconnect” with the American people. The Los Angeles Times said the dead bill is a […]
Usually, when a mob of people acts as one, the results are ugly. But Wednesday’s game between the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres was preceded by a rendition of the national anthem that, for a moment, united thousands of people at Boston’s TD Bank Garden in a pretty uplifting way. Still galvanized by Monday’s […]