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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.

Congress Passes Tax Transparency Bill, Moves To Obama For Signature

A bill that aims to give American taxpayers a clearer understanding of what their government-confiscated wealth is paying for cleared its final hurdle in Congress today, when the House approved the so-called Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) on a voice vote. The bill, which the Senate approved in an amended form earlier this month, […]

Holder To Launch Grant-Funded Database To Eradicate Racial Bias In Law Enforcement

Attorney General Eric Holder announced another government initiative in the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to obligate media to continue talking about U.S. racial relations Monday, unveiling a grant program that will award cities money to participate in a race-tracking law enforcement database. “Noting that African-American and Hispanic males are arrested at disproportionately high rates, U.S. […]

Department Of Justice Seeks Legal Power To Keep Detainees From Erasing Their Smartphones

Department Of Justice Seeks Legal Power To Keep Detainees From Erasing Their Smartphones

U.S. law enforcement is petitioning the Supreme Court for the legal authority to snatch smartphones from detainees without a warrant and peruse the phones’ contents before their owners can activate a “kill switch” — an option on some smartphones that completely wipes or encrypts all their data.

More Than Half Believe Neither Party Is For The People

More Than Half Believe Neither Party Is For The People

A Rasmussen poll released Thursday finds that 53 percent of likely voters feel that neither the Republican Party nor the Democratic Party reflects the values and goals of most Americans.

FDA Pushes To Regulate E-Cig Industry Like It’s Big Tobacco

FDA Pushes To Regulate E-Cig Industry Like It’s Big Tobacco

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s prepared remarks in announcing proposed new rules on tobacco-free electronic vaporizers suggest she possesses a singular measure of insight into the biological and cultural perils of e-cigs, and has satisfied herself that they are, for all intents and purposes, Big Tobacco Part II.

Obama’s DHS Inspector On Leave For Fudging Reports

The policy enforcers in the Obama Administration – and, it turns out, those tasked with making sure they stay ethical – keep dropping like flies. Fox News reported today that Charles Edwards, the former acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has been placed on administrative leave following a Senate subcommittee […]

University Of Hawaii Sued For Restricting Handout Of Constitution To ‘Free Speech Zone’

Here we go again. Two students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo are suing the school in Federal court after officials there told them to stop handing out free copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus. Students Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone, members of the campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), filed […]

If You Owe Back Taxes, Do You Get A Bonus? IRS Employees Do

If You Owe Back Taxes, Do You Get A Bonus? IRS Employees Do

When an Internal Revenue Service employee owes back taxes, not only does he get consideration from his government employers that average Americans don’t get; he also goes home with bonus pay.

Georgia Governor Signs Broad ‘Pro-Gun’ Bill Into Law

Georgia Governor Signs Broad ‘Pro-Gun’ Bill Into Law

The State of Georgia just passed into law a piece of bipartisan gun legislation that removes restrictions on where licensed gun owners can take their firearms, even though some 2nd Amendment supporters had been hoping for much more.

Texas Man Has To Put His Dog Down With Bare Hands After Deputy Shoots, Injures – But Refuses To Kill

Cole Middleton, who lives in rural Rains County in East Texas, dialed 911 after arriving at home last Friday morning to discover his home had been burglarized. It looked to Middleton like someone had broken in and stolen an iPad, jewelry and firearms. A deputy arrived a while later. Middleton had joined his dad in […]


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