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Ben Bullard

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.


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.

Harry Reid Consoles Reeling GOP Establishment: ‘We Need More Lindsey Grahams’

Harry Reid Consoles Reeling GOP Establishment: ‘We Need More Lindsey Grahams’

As the GOP establishment tries to close ranks following Tuesday’s stunning primary defeat of six-term incumbent Congressman Eric Cantor (R-Va.), it’s receiving a perverse kind of solace from across the political aisle.

Video: President Obama Rejects All The Absurd Views Held By Political Straw Men

President Obama has a rhetorical gift for absolutely crushing absurd contrarian views that virtually no one holds. This video mash-up, compiled by the staff at The Washington Free Beacon, offers a Presidency-spanning highlight reel of all the phony political adversaries Obama’s taken down in his growing repertoire of straw-man speeches. One of our favorites is […]

U.S. Intelligence Anticipates Four Of The Freed ‘Taliban Five’ Will Return To Terror

U.S. Intelligence Anticipates Four Of The Freed ‘Taliban Five’ Will Return To Terror

According to high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials, the odds strongly favor the eventual re-assimilation into the Taliban terror network of four Taliban members whom the Administration of President Barack Obama released last week in exchange for the freedom of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Obamacare Opt-Out Penalties Will Hit 1 Million Low-Income Americans In First Year

Obamacare Opt-Out Penalties Will Hit 1 Million Low-Income Americans In First Year

A report last week from the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 1 million Americans will be required to pay a penalty to the Federal government by the end of next year as a “tax” for declining to purchase health insurance under Obamacare’s individual mandate provision.

More Selective Enforcement Of Obamacare As States See Key Provision Delayed

Eighteen States are getting a reprieve from the Obama Administration in rolling out an Obamacare provision that requires their State-managed insurance markets to offer an array of coverage to small business employees. In granting the delay, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) did not decline any of the 18 States that petitioned for […]

Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Naked Pepper Spraying Ordeal At Indiana Jail

Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Naked Pepper Spraying Ordeal At Indiana Jail

An Indiana woman is preparing a Federal lawsuit following a March ordeal in which she allegedly was pepper sprayed, stripped and paraded by police through a local jail after being detained on a pair of misdemeanor charges.

Hillary’s <em>Hard Choices</em> Is Hard To Praise, Say Critics

Hillary’s Hard Choices Is Hard To Praise, Say Critics

Boring. Politically correct and eager not to offend. Devoid of critical thought. Not insightful. Of little news value. Those aren’t assessments of Hillary Clinton, the person. But they are assessments of her new book, Hard Choices.

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