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Ben Bullard

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.


Appeals Court Upholds School Ban On Wearing American Flag Clothing

Appeals Court Upholds School Ban On Wearing American Flag Clothing

An appeals court has ruled that a school district in a central California community was right to ban a trio of students in 2010 from wearing T-shirts that feature the American flag.

Obamacare: You Can Get In, But Can You Get Out?

Obamacare: You Can Get In, But Can You Get Out?

What happens if you enroll in Obamacare and then decide somewhere down the road that you want out? It’s early days, but here’s one Florida man’s anecdote — and it’s not encouraging.

What Do You Think About Rand Paul’s Calculated Political Compromises?

What Do You Think About Rand Paul’s Calculated Political Compromises?

No one can be elected President of the United States without compromising his ideals at various points along the pathway leading to the White House. How much compromise will conservatives tolerate?

Lerner Won’t Back Down From Immunity Deal; What Does She Know?

Lerner Won’t Back Down From Immunity Deal; What Does She Know?

Lois Lerner still refuses to testify about the Internal Revenue Service discrimination scandal unless ordered to do so by a judge — or unless she’s granted immunity from any prosecution her testimony might otherwise elicit.

Obamacare Has Little Appeal For The Uninsured

Obamacare Has Little Appeal For The Uninsured

The results of the latest Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking survey reveal an ongoing combination of ignorance, indifference and mild revulsion toward Obamacare among the uninsured.

Venezuelan Opposition Leader’s Letter To Pope Francis Puts Our Domestic ‘Problems’ In Perspective

While establishment leaders from both parties and their many hangers-on in mainstream media feed the 24-hour consumer news cycle with banal and insipid debates about partisan wars on women, homosexuals, minorities and the poor, there are people outside the U.S. who would love to have our problems – and who would likely be confused by […]

Economic Stimulus, Round 2: Obama Proposes ARRA-Lite

Economic Stimulus, Round 2: Obama Proposes ARRA-Lite

Only a week removed from the five-year anniversary of the $830 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus package, President Barack Obama is changing up the acronym and pitching the whole idea all over again.

Conscripted Benevolence: IRS Enforcing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Under ‘Shared Responsibility’ Tax Payments

Conscripted Benevolence: IRS Enforcing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Under ‘Shared Responsibility’ Tax Payments

The Internal Revenue Service published an update to its tax-season guidelines Tuesday that makes it clear the agency will be taking an Obamacare penalty from Americans’ Federal tax returns in 2015 if they don’t demonstrate proof of coverage under an eligible health plan.

Democrats’ Obsession With A Hillary Clinton White House Signals Upside-Down Priorities

What is with Democrats’ far-gone fascination with Hillary Clinton? Is there some underlying compulsion to realize yet another “first” superlative in the linear pageant of progressive American statecraft? In a time when Americans have already demonstrated an electoral will to put a black man in the White House, is it really so revolutionary to put […]

California College Settles Lawsuit Alleging 1st Amendment Violation Of Student Who Handed Out Constitution Copies

California College Settles Lawsuit Alleging 1st Amendment Violation Of Student Who Handed Out Constitution Copies

In September, we wrote about how one college student’s civic-minded attempt to exercise his 1st Amendment guarantee of free speech backfired. But after a lawsuit and several rounds of bad publicity, the college has backed down.

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