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.
Facing massive backlash from the public over its announced plan to place government contractors in the newsrooms of TV stations and print media to “study critical information needs,” the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it would abandon the idea only one day after the plan was made public. The FCC billed its “Multi-Market Study of […]
A pair of House Democrats is adding a bipartisan flavor to months of GOP-led protestations over the way President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice circumvents the spirit of Constitutional protections against warrantless searches and seizures.
Under the Police Equipment and Community Engagement (PEACE) Act, no State or municipal agency in New Hampshire would be permitted to buy or acquire any “military style equipment” for a police force unless the purchase is first approved by affected citizens at a public meeting.
Well, that didn’t take long. We told you this morning about the Project Veritas video that documents a Battleground Texas representative who gleefully appears to be breaking Texas election law by admitting that she and other Wendy Davis activists retain contact information for voters whom they’ve registered. Today, an elections administrator for Bexar County (population […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
President Barack Obama’s White House has put its own spin on Tuesday’s report from the Congressional Budget Office. As you might have guessed, it’s a pretty socialist spin.
James O’Keefe’s latest video seems to suggest that the Democratic “Battleground Texas” political action committee is stretching the law in order to track and influence the new voters its field representatives are signing up.
It looks as though the Federal Communications Commission is ready to dive back into the net neutrality debate. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Wednesday the agency is ready to move forward with plans to overhaul rules that govern the way Internet service providers handle online traffic. Wheeler’s announcement comes on the heels of a D.C. […]
In the early going, Obamacare has proven such a manifest failure that it has, at last, become one of the few (out of many) Obama-Administration missteps to make it into mainstream cultural consciousness as a complete joke. Here’s a segment from a Fox News affiliate in Florida that creatively uses a highlight reel of Obama […]
So when a white student leader at a university in Canada included an animated .gif of an angry Barack Obama in a weekly listserv message, that was an act of racism because it perpetuated the stereotype that black men are violent. Seriously, we can’t make this stuff up.