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.
Reportedly, Cover Oregon accidentally enrolled nearly 4,000 illegal immigrants in full-fledged health insurance coverage thanks to a “goof,” just one of many problems that have plagued a glitch-riddled, unpopular, bloated and ineffectual mess of a website.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday he fully intends to be Speaker of the House again when the dust has settled after the 2014 midterm elections. In fact, he’s all but certain of it.
Last week, The Heritage Foundation put together a handy list of President Barack Obama’s most flagrant abuses of his pen and his phone. Arguing that Obama has willfully set aside the Constitutional separation of powers in order to accomplish agenda items actions in unprecedentedly ambitious ways, Heritage starts at the bottom with the DOJ’s refusal, […]
An appeals court has ruled that a school district in a central California community was right to ban a trio of students in 2010 from wearing T-shirts that feature the American flag.
What happens if you enroll in Obamacare and then decide somewhere down the road that you want out? It’s early days, but here’s one Florida man’s anecdote — and it’s not encouraging.
No one can be elected President of the United States without compromising his ideals at various points along the pathway leading to the White House. How much compromise will conservatives tolerate?
Lois Lerner still refuses to testify about the Internal Revenue Service discrimination scandal unless ordered to do so by a judge — or unless she’s granted immunity from any prosecution her testimony might otherwise elicit.
The results of the latest Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking survey reveal an ongoing combination of ignorance, indifference and mild revulsion toward Obamacare among the uninsured.
While establishment leaders from both parties and their many hangers-on in mainstream media feed the 24-hour consumer news cycle with banal and insipid debates about partisan wars on women, homosexuals, minorities and the poor, there are people outside the U.S. who would love to have our problems – and who would likely be confused by […]
Only a week removed from the five-year anniversary of the $830 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus package, President Barack Obama is changing up the acronym and pitching the whole idea all over again.