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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.


More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

It almost seems as though every Democrat who has fallen in line behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to denigrate the political activity of the Koch brothers has, at some point, benefited from Koch campaign money — including Reid himself.

Retiring Employee Describes SEC As Nothing More Than ‘A Tollbooth On The Bankster Turnpike’

Retiring Employee Describes SEC As Nothing More Than ‘A Tollbooth On The Bankster Turnpike’

It takes an imminent retirement from the corps of U.S. banking referees to elicit candor like that brought forth from 66 year-old James Kidney, who’s departing his counsel job from the Securities and Exchange Commission. On March 27, Kidney gave a farewell speech at his retirement party in which he warned that the SEC’s regulatory reach […]

Obama Administration Waffles On U.N. Nominee Who Helped Take U.S. Hostages In 1979

In a rare bipartisan vote Monday, the Senate passed a bill sponsored by Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blocking Iran’s selection of Hamid Abutalebi from entering the United States as that country’s newest United Nations representative. Abutalebi remembers the yellow-ribbon days of the Iranian hostage crisis well – he was one of its orchestrators. One of Cruz’ […]

Supreme Court Pans New Mexico Photographers’ 1st Amendment Appeal For Refusing Service To Same-Sex Couple

Supreme Court Pans New Mexico Photographers’ 1st Amendment Appeal For Refusing Service To Same-Sex Couple

The Supreme Court is declining to hear the case of a New Mexico photography business that claimed its refusal to photograph a homosexual wedding represented a protected exercise of its free speech as delineated by the 1st Amendment.

Obama Rolls Out Pen And Phone Today To Take On ‘Income Inequality’

Obama Rolls Out Pen And Phone Today To Take On ‘Income Inequality’

This week, President Barack Obama will bring his power of executive order to bear in two anticipated actions that both focus on a favorite election-season talking point for Democrats: income inequality.

Ft. Hood Mom Questions Logic Of Gun-Free Bases

“Well for one thing, they’re trained. They know rules of engagement; we send them off to war, they have their guns, they come home, and then they’re taken away from them on their homes bases. They can’t defend their family, their coworkers; they can’t defend themselves.” Those are the word of Lynda Voyles-Konecny, the mother […]

Mike Lee: End Washington Cronysim – But First, End GOP Cronyism

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) had a guest column online today at National Review, calling for his party peers to take a stand against the corporate welfare and “crony capitalism” that permeated Washington politics before the Obama era, and has accelerated, at the acquiescence of both parties, since. “From the stimulus to cash-for-clunkers, from the bailouts […]

Amateurs Who Read News On The Internet Predict World Events Better Than CIA

Amateurs Who Read News On The Internet Predict World Events Better Than CIA

It may not surprise you, but a consortium of assiduous, conscientious amateurs can better predict the future of human affairs on Earth — for a fraction of the cost — than the CIA can.

Hillary Can’t Remember A Single Accomplishment From Her State Department Tenure

In an effort to answer a simple question Thursday about her accomplishments as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton stammered her way into one of the great non-answers for which she’s famous. Speaking with an interviewer at the Women of the World Summit in New York, Clinton was asked: “When you look at your time as […]

EPA Conducted Toxin Tests On Human Subjects Without Disclosing The Health Risks

EPA Conducted Toxin Tests On Human Subjects Without Disclosing The Health Risks

Reports emerged Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, in recent years, carried out tests of dangerous pollutants on human subjects without fully disclosing the risks — even as it sought “informed” consent from the participants.

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