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.
A full 62 percent of Republicans are against the immigration reform plan being hatched by the Congressional GOP, further blurring the focus of just how far a bill will advance ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.
President Obama is cementing his legacy, in part, by infamously declining to enforce portions of the law while doubling down on other portions he’s passionate about. The best-reported example is, of course, his à-la-carte menu-picking of Obamacare’s many timed mandates, but there are others. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sat down with Reason TV last week […]
Residents approached Atlanta media last week to complain about illegal roadside strip searches at the hands of multiple police departments in Georgia. A subsequent investigative report confirmed their allegations.
But a consortium of minority student groups at the University of Minnesota, in a fit of confusing “racial” with “racist,” is putting heavy pressure on the school’s administrators to withhold from future campus crime alerts any description of a suspect’s race.
Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t have a ready answer when questioned by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) Wednesday on the Constitutional basis for the President’s use of executive orders.
The January iteration of a Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking poll finds fewer uninsured Americans hold a favorable opinion of Obamacare than at any time since the law went into effect. That’s because they’ve had four months to digest an unending parade of news reports that show the law playing havoc with the finances of […]
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday lasted 65 minutes. The faucet was running the entire time. Here, courtesy of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is a visual representation of how much money poured out while Obama spoke.
Vice President Joe Biden may or may not decide to run for President in 2016, but at least he thinks he’d make a good one. At least, that’s what his heart tells him. Biden told NBC News today it’s simply a question of him making up his own mind about getting in the race. “In […]
If President Barack Obama is successful in accomplishing all that he set forth in last night’s State of the Union address, he will have transformed the Presidency, almost beyond recognition, from the proper and limited role our Nation’s Founders codified in the document that describes his job: the U.S. Constitution.
Nineteen Democratic Senators filed an amicus brief siding with the Obama Administration Tuesday in a long-running court case which could determine whether the government has the power to enforce a controversial Obamacare provision over the religious objections of Christian business owners. The family of David Green, who owns the Hobby Lobby retail chain, filed the […]