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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.


Progressives Everywhere (Except Texas Democrats) Think Rick Perry’s Indictment Is A Joke

Progressives Everywhere (Except Texas Democrats) Think Rick Perry’s Indictment Is A Joke

Texas Democrats are trying to weaponize last year’s DWI arrest of a high-profile party official, flying the public disgrace of Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, kamikaze-style, right into Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign.

Another Tech Giant Announces Layoffs After Clamoring For Immigration Reform

Another Tech Giant Announces Layoffs After Clamoring For Immigration Reform

Cisco Systems, one among the dozens of U.S. tech companies imploring Congress to relax immigration laws and ease restrictions on foreign worker visas, announced last week that it will cut 6,000 jobs in 2015.

Ferguson Events Offer A Reminder: You <i>Can</i> Photograph Police On The Job

Ferguson Events Offer A Reminder: You Can Photograph Police On The Job

It is legal to photograph or video record police officers in public as they carry out their duties. And, as a recent court ruling reinforces, it’s absolutely legal to photograph police on your property, even (rather, especially) during the execution of a search warrant.

IRS Contradicts Itself On Lerner Hard Drive Testimony; Judge Sets Another Deadline For Agency To Get Its Story Straight

IRS Contradicts Itself On Lerner Hard Drive Testimony; Judge Sets Another Deadline For Agency To Get Its Story Straight

The IRS will have until August 22 to explain to a Federal judge how it is attempting to recover Lois Lerner’s missing emails, as well as its policy relating to destroying computer equipment. The judge set the deadline after documents obtained via a FOIA request revealed agency officials had presented conflicting testimony, under oath, about the […]

Former DARPA Director Broke Ethics Rules By Encouraging Government Funds Flow To Company She Founded

Former DARPA Director Broke Ethics Rules By Encouraging Government Funds Flow To Company She Founded

Regina Dugan, the former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been scolded in a U.S. Inspector General’s report for improperly granting her blessing to agency contracts that were awarded to a company she had previously founded — and in which she continues to hold a financial share.

Publisher Frets Over Proposed Bergdahl Book Because Conservatives Would Use It ‘Against Obama’

Publisher Frets Over Proposed Bergdahl Book Because Conservatives Would Use It ‘Against Obama’

A proposal for a book that would share the views of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s former platoon mates has found tough sledding with at least one publisher, who worries that such a work would give conservatives another tool with which to criticize President Barack Obama.

A Look Into The Islamic State’s Power – And The Powerlessness Of Its Native Enemies

A Look Into The Islamic State’s Power – And The Powerlessness Of Its Native Enemies

While U.S. airstrikes have had some effect – it’s not known how great – on the Islamic State’s jabs into mountainous territory where fleeing Iraqi civilians have stranded themselves in flight before a murderous land grab, many outside observers have been surprised at the relative ineffectiveness of Kurdish forces in the region at beating back […]

Martha’s Vineyard Golfers Frisked Without Warning So Obama Can Play Through

Martha’s Vineyard Golfers Frisked Without Warning So Obama Can Play Through

Rich guys hanging out on the golf course at the Vineyard Golf Club were surprised this week when they were suddenly approached by law enforcement – members of President Barack Obama’s security detail – and frisked without warning. It was to ensure the safety of the President, who is vacationing and golfing at a rented […]

Another Fail For Bloomberg’s Gun Control Spending Strategy

Another Fail For Bloomberg’s Gun Control Spending Strategy

Another state-level candidate has failed to cross the finish line, this time in a sheriff’s race pitting a candidate backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg against the incumbent sheriff.

Texas GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Proposes Deregulating Entry Points For Small Businesses

Texas GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Proposes Deregulating Entry Points For Small Businesses

Greg Abbott, attorney general of Texas and the GOP’s candidate for Governor, recently unveiled a proposal that, if adopted, would put an end to State licensure requirements that currently govern such small-business occupations as cosmetology, coaching, dog training and interior design. Under Abbott’s plan, the State would repeal occupational licensure requirements that currently bureaucratize a […]

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