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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.


2012 The Strongest Gun Manufacturing Year In U.S. History; Thanks, Obama!

2012 The Strongest Gun Manufacturing Year In U.S. History; Thanks, Obama!

The most recent report on firearms manufacturing from U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reveals that American gun makers churned out more weapons in 2012 than any other in the Nation’s history.

FCC Backs Away From 1st Amendment-Infringing Plan To ‘Study’ Newsrooms

Facing massive backlash from the public over its announced plan to place government contractors in the newsrooms of TV stations and print media to “study critical information needs,” the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it would abandon the idea only one day after the plan was made public. The FCC billed its “Multi-Market Study of […]

Holder Feeling Heat From House Democrats Over Furtive Use Of FBI National Security Letters For Domestic Spying

Holder Feeling Heat From House Democrats Over Furtive Use Of FBI National Security Letters For Domestic Spying

A pair of House Democrats is adding a bipartisan flavor to months of GOP-led protestations over the way President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice circumvents the spirit of Constitutional protections against warrantless searches and seizures.

New Hampshire Legislator Moves To End Pass-Throughs Of Federal Military Equipment To Local Police

New Hampshire Legislator Moves To End Pass-Throughs Of Federal Military Equipment To Local Police

Under the Police Equipment and Community Engagement (PEACE) Act, no State or municipal agency in New Hampshire would be permitted to buy or acquire any “military style equipment” for a police force unless the purchase is first approved by affected citizens at a public meeting.

UPDATE: Texas May Investigate Alleged Voter Registration Overreach By Battleground Texas

Well, that didn’t take long. We told you this morning about the Project Veritas video that documents a Battleground Texas representative who gleefully appears to be breaking Texas election law by admitting that she and other Wendy Davis activists retain contact information for voters whom they’ve registered. Today, an elections administrator for Bexar County (population […]

Biden: Puttering Obamacare Off To A ‘Hell Of A Start’; NSA Wants More; DHS Scraps License Plate Database; GOP Plans Anti-Reg ‘Blitz’; McCain Would ‘Love’ To Be In Charge Of Armed Services Committee – Thursday Morning News Roundup 2-20-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

White House Economists Push Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike By Urging Employers To ‘Accept’ Lower Profits

White House Economists Push Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike By Urging Employers To ‘Accept’ Lower Profits

President Barack Obama’s White House has put its own spin on Tuesday’s report from the Congressional Budget Office. As you might have guessed, it’s a pretty socialist spin.

Breaking The Rules To Turn Texas Blue

Breaking The Rules To Turn Texas Blue

James O’Keefe’s latest video seems to suggest that the Democratic “Battleground Texas” political action committee is stretching the law in order to track and influence the new voters its field representatives are signing up.

FCC Not Done With Net Neutrality Fight

It looks as though the Federal Communications Commission is ready to dive back into the net neutrality debate. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Wednesday the agency is ready to move forward with plans to overhaul rules that govern the way Internet service providers handle online traffic. Wheeler’s announcement comes on the heels of a D.C. […]

Videos: Obamacare Is Now A Mainstream Joke

In the early going, Obamacare has proven such a manifest failure that it has, at last, become one of the few (out of many) Obama-Administration missteps to make it into mainstream cultural consciousness as a complete joke. Here’s a segment from a Fox News affiliate in Florida that creatively uses a highlight reel of Obama […]

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