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.
The conduct of municipal police in Sherman, Texas in a brutality incident that killed a woman last year has now elicited a lawsuit from the victim’s sister. Last August, police in Sherman – located about an hour north of Dallas – stopped 51 year-old Lesa Surratt after she allegedly committed a lane change violation. She […]
The gap that has separated the predominately conservative social outlook of a majority of people from the more liberal social views of a growing minority has closed almost to the point of parity, according to the latest Gallup survey of Americans’ attitudes toward economic and social issues.
As the U.S. energy sector awaits the release of new regulatory proposals from the Administration of President Barack Obama, the Nation’s biggest business lobby warned Wednesday that the new EPA rules, if adopted, will soon have the energy industry shelling out $50 billion in unnecessary costs every year.
Get ready for a subtle shift in the way progressive politicians and policymakers stoke their arguments in the eternal debate over mankind’s role in changing the weather. A Yale University study has unearthed a useful piece of information for aggressors in the ongoing war of words: people get more agitated when confronted with the phrase […]
A report last week out of New York confirms the acceleration of a growing trend among municipal law enforcement agencies to embrace sophisticated surveillance methods typically used (and abused) by law enforcement at the Federal level.
The latest updated crime report from the FBI demonstrates a continued decline in the number of firearms-related domestic murders, even as consumer interest in guns has soared under the threat of new Federal gun control legislation.
A new coalition of businesses and individuals is taking aim at the Obama Administration to reform Operation Choke Point, a Department of Justice program that misuses anti-fraud laws to harass gun dealers and other “risky” businesses the government doesn’t like.
It says a lot when a bill’s co-sponsor ends up voting against his own legislation once it’s made its way through the committee carwash process and come out sterile on the other side. That’s what Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mi.) did today, casting a “no” vote against the USA Freedom Act he helped co-sponsor, even though […]
On Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) revealed the existence of a classified State Department email that creates fresh questions about the Obama Administration’s handling of the Benghazi, Libya terror attack, even as it was taking place. Without revealing the full contents of the document, Issa said that a State Department email under […]
Even though the President and Congressional Democrats have spent the better part of two years hammering Republicans for refusing to compromise on legislative measures, it’s interesting to take a step back and look at Senator Harry Reid’s conduct as Majority Leader during that time.