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.
According to OpenSecrets.org, the Koch brothers are nowhere near the top of the list of the Nation’s most active and profligate campaign donors for Federal elections – though it’s a favored pastime of progressivist media to vilify their world-shaping ambition, which supposedly is carried out via unfairly exorbitant buyouts of political influence.
An attempt by San Diego County to pick and choose which of its residents are allowed to hold a concealed carry permit was refuted Thursday by an appeals court, which ruled that the county’s take on a Statewide “good cause” rule infringed on citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th […]
We haven’t done one of these in a while, but when Vice President Joe Biden hands you lemons, well…it’s time to have some fun. Biden’s official Vice Presidential Twitter account sent out this inane photo today of smilin’ Joe, standing next to a picture of himself and holding up a heart-shaped admonishment to American women […]
Alabama State representative Alvin Holmes, a black Democrat whose loose-cannon pontifications have been a thorn in the side of the State’s flagging Democratic Party for years, topped himself Tuesday.
According to figures updated Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services, Obamacare has now managed to “enroll” 3.3 million people via online health exchanges established under the law. Expect talk of massive government bailouts… once the Congressional midterms have passed.
The permanence of the Internet is a great thing. Every now and then, someone will revive, for present-day scrutiny, some sanctimonious declaration or other made by an elected official who never should have been elected. The one that’s going around this week features Presidential candidate Barack Obama, circa 2008, taking the wood to President George […]
A bill before the Arizona State Senate would make it a crime for Federal officers to attempt to enforce Federal law in the State without first receiving written permission from the County sheriff where the action is to occur. According to the Arizona Daily Star, Senate Bill 1290 would require a Federal agent to obtain […]
How do you take on “Tea Party billionaires” (aka the Koch brothers) who think “attack ads can cover the truth?” You buy a vulnerable Democratic incumbent an ad that covers the truth right back.
The United States, under the Obama Administration, has fallen to 46th place on Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index for 2014 – behind such transparency-friendly countries as Latvia, Slovenia and Romania. The U.S. came in 32nd last year. Reporters Without Borders cites three developments in 2013 as reasons for the precipitous drop: the Administration’s […]
The Senate Budget Committee’s financial prognostications on how Obamacare will affect the economy at least have been more realistic than those of President Barack Obama and his dwindling coterie of partisan supporters. And the committee says Obamacare is on track to sink wages.