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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.


Americans Want Nothing To Do With Fresh War In Iraq

Americans Want Nothing To Do With Fresh War In Iraq

An overwhelming majority of Americans has no desire to see the United States place soldiers on the ground as Iraq breaks into Balkanized territories defined by sectarian loyalty. And, according to a poll released Tuesday, it’s a sentiment that transcends political party lines.

House Budget Slashes IRS Funding (Good Luck With That In The Senate)

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives is taking aim at the Internal Revenue Service in a proposed spending bill that trims more than $300 million from the agency’s present allotment. It’s far from a defund, but fiscal leaders within the Republican Party are making it clear that the proposed reduction has everything to do with the […]

Commerce Department Says First-Quarter GDP Shrank More Than First Reported

Commerce Department Says First-Quarter GDP Shrank More Than First Reported

Last month, economic pundits cautioned that the Commerce Department’s forthcoming estimates of the Nation’s first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth would be flat at best. Now, Commerce reports that its initial GDP estimate was too optimistic.

Scientists Say Geothermal Warming Responsible For Melting Of Antarctic Ice Sheet – No Mention Of ‘Climate Change’

Scientists Say Geothermal Warming Responsible For Melting Of Antarctic Ice Sheet – No Mention Of ‘Climate Change’

A study released last week by researchers at the University of Texas reveals the West Antarctic ice sheet indeed appears to be melting – but human activity’s got nothing to do with it.

Stonewalling IRS Says It’s Lost Two Years’ Worth Of Lois Lerner’s Emails

Those Lois Lerner emails must really contain things that somebody with access doesn’t want Congress to see. After famously stonewalling the House Oversight Committee’s request to review the former IRS official’s communications, the IRS is now saying that two years’ worth of Lerner’s on-the-job electronic data has been lost to a computer glitch. The agency […]

‘None Of The Above’ Wins Nevada Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

‘None Of The Above’ Wins Nevada Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

“None of the above” isn’t the name of a racehorse; it’s simply a placeholder for the name of somebody — anybody — who Democratic Nevada voters would prefer to elect to the Governor’s office than the choices they were given at the polls on Tuesday.

Cantor Worth More As A Potential Lobbyist Than As A Congressman

Cantor Worth More As A Potential Lobbyist Than As A Congressman

The political career of Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is worth more alive than dead on K Street, where headhunters already are assaying the price tag for luring the voter-ousted House Majority Leader into the lobbying business once his six-term Congressional stint ends.

Jay Carney Has A Tough Time Explaining How Obama’s Iraq Diplomacy Represents A ‘Signature Achievement’

Departing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney faced reporters today to address a bevy of questions about whether – and how – the U.S. will move to protect what’s left of its interests in Baghdad as an army of highly-organized ISIS insurgents wrest control of cities from the Iraqi government in a decisive trek towards […]

‘Planeloads’ Of U.S. Contractors Flee Baghdad As ISIS Moves South

As the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues its southern sweep across a severely destabilized Iraq, non-government American workers in Baghdad are evacuating to undisclosed areas of the country by the planeload, the State Department told media today. “We can confirm that U.S. citizens, under contract to the government of Iraq, in support […]

Obama Doubles Down On Confiscation By Praising Australia’s Gun Laws

Obama Doubles Down On Confiscation By Praising Australia’s Gun Laws

Not wishing to let a tragedy go to waste, President Barack Obama on Tuesday reacted to recent highly publicized shootings in California, Nevada and Oregon by telling an Internet audience the United States should emulate Australia’s infamous “assault weapons” ban.

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