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.
California residents are lining up to beat a new ban on unregistered shotguns and rifles, as a law that creates a State registry for long guns is set to go into effect at the start of the new year. The law, passed in 2011, basically treats all long guns sold after Jan. 1, 2014 as handguns.
A law signed by President George W. Bush is set to enter its final phase in a long-term plan by Congress to phase the simple incandescent light bulb out of existence. Starting in 2014, you won’t be able to legally get your hands on household 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs.
Over the objections of county officials, former law enforcement officer Ken Selig and a friend created the North Valley Community Watch, a grass-roots crime-fighting organization that covers all of Josephine County and recruits residents to participate in monthly training sessions that focus on personal safety.
A proposal in Ohio generated a lot of controversy, with home schooling advocates decrying a new State intervention in their domestic affairs as the “worst-ever home school law;” an idea “breathtakingly onerous in its scope.” The pressure quickly got to the bill’s sponsor.
A USA Today report Thursday shows that the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable in more than half of the counties in the 34 States where eligible buyers must purchase insurance through Healthcare.gov, the Federal government’s online insurance marketplace. According to the analysis, more than half of the counties on the exchange don’t even […]
The Washington Free Beacon has put together a video montage of the stupidest things that Democrats have said in 2013, drawing from the oratories of leftist talking heads, elected officials and Obama Administration appointees to compile a train wreck of gaffes, dissemblings and bone-headed obfuscations. Our favorite is State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki telling the […]
If you enroll in Obamacare at Healthcare.gov and later find out that your financial information or identity has been stolen by hackers, it likely won’t be because the government called to warn you of the security breach. That’s because the government isn’t obligated to let you know if Healthcare.gov fails to protect your information from criminals.
An Ohio State Senator is hoping to change State law so that parents who homeschool would first have to pass a social services investigation before receiving either a denial or a State-sanctioned “recommendation.”
Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s departing mayor, is merging his pet gun control group with Moms Demand Action, another gun control nonprofit formed in the wake of last December’s sensational Connecticut school shooting. You may remember Moms Demand Action for its absurd, image-driven gun control ad campaign back in April. The ads featured young kids, […]
The Administration of President Barack Obama has authorized an unannounced postponement in the registration deadline for Obamacare enrollees wanting insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1. The one-day postponement pushes the enrollment deadline back from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow (or, technically, 11:59 p.m. Tuesday), even though the Healthcare.gov website still was experiencing crashes Monday. According to […]