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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.


Kerry’s public rebuke of Turkish PM backfires as two meet face to face

Kerry’s public rebuke of Turkish PM backfires as two meet face to face

After John Kerry used the press to publicly chide Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for allegedly calling Zionism a “crime against humanity” earlier in the week, he arrived in Turkey Friday for an already-scheduled face-to-face with the man himself. It didn’t go well.

Colbert Campaigning, Kerry Slapping Turkish Wrists, Harvard’s Liberal Problem And The Sequestration Apocalypse: TGIF Morning News Roundup 3-1-2013

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.

Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC Has NRA In Its Crosshairs

Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC Has NRA In Its Crosshairs

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ramped up the anti-gun part of his super PAC’s message with a warning to the National Rifle Association that it won’t win a spending contest when the 2014 congressional and gubernatorial election season heats up.

NY Governor Exempts Hollywood From State’s Tough Gun Law

NY Governor Exempts Hollywood From State’s Tough Gun Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t intent on letting the NY SAFE Act, his State’s extremely restrictive and reactionary new gun law, hamstring police and the film industry from access to weapons that are now illegal for residents.

Oakland Neighborhoods Tire Of Police; Turn Vigilante

Oakland Neighborhoods Tire Of Police; Turn Vigilante

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That DIY maxim is apparently fueling some Oakland, Calif., civilians’ community-minded vigilantism. Reportedly, crime has become so commonplace that residents have written off the cops and instead begun patrolling the streets and posting “wanted” signs for bad guys.

Should Paramedics Carry Guns Deep In The Heart Of Texas?

Should Paramedics Carry Guns Deep In The Heart Of Texas?

In rural Texas, paramedics could soon be allowed to carry firearms for on-the-job protection, if a bill introduced this year by Representative Ken King (R-Canadian) succeeds before the State Legislature.

Iran’s Game Of Musical Nuclear Reactors, Hagel Confirmed In ‘Bipartisan’ Senate Vote, Fed-Backed Green Energy Company Cited For Pollution, Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Candidate Wins In Illinois, Is It A Crime To Fantasize About Doing Very Bad Things?: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 2-27-2013

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.

BP Suit Dangles New-But-Familiar Windfall Carrot Before States

BP Suit Dangles New-But-Familiar Windfall Carrot Before States

The long-simmering civil suit to assay the extent of British Petroleum’s negligence leading up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast disaster began Monday. But whether the case ever makes it through a trial — or ends up in a settlement — is almost irrelevant for the States certain to get a payout.

Another One Bites The Obamacare

Another One Bites The Obamacare

Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey accepted the yoke of expanded Medicaid funding under the terms of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report Tuesday. His decision appears to stem from overall fiscal exigencies in his 2013 State budget.

Atheists Feel Persecuted, NYC Mayor Funds Chicago Gun Grabber, C. Everett Koop’s AIDS Letters, Veep Keeps Getting 2016 Love, (Accidentally) Underestimating The Taliban: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 2-26-2013

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.

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