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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.


Ted Cruz: Libertarians Should Be ‘Dismayed’ By Obama’s Selective Enforcement Of Drug Law

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 Accuse Police Of Roadside Strip Searches In Georgia

Residents Accuse Police Of Roadside Strip Searches In Georgia

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.

Common Sense Missing From Minority Student Proposal At University Of Minnesota

Common Sense Missing From Minority Student Proposal At University Of Minnesota

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.

Holder Can’t Answer Mike Lee’s Question: Where Does The President’s Authority To Act Unilaterally Come From?

Holder Can’t Answer Mike Lee’s Question: Where Does The President’s Authority To Act Unilaterally Come From?

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.

As Enrollment Deadline Looms, Number Of Uninsured Who Hate Obamacare Skyrockets

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 […]

A Picture Is Worth $455 Billion: A Score Sheet For The State Of Barack Obama’s Union

A Picture Is Worth $455 Billion: A Score Sheet For The State Of Barack Obama’s Union

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.

Joe Biden’s Heart Tells Him He’d ‘Make A Good President’

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 […]

Constitution Absent From Barack Obama’s State Of The Union

Constitution Absent From Barack Obama’s State Of The Union

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.

Democratic Senators Side With Obama Administration In Hobby Lobby Birth Control Fight

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 […]

Dinesh D’Souza Gets Arrested In Obama Witch Hunt; Ted Cruz Defends Him On TV; <em>CBS</em> Edits It Out

Dinesh D’Souza Gets Arrested In Obama Witch Hunt; Ted Cruz Defends Him On TV; CBS Edits It Out

Dinesh D’souza, the conservative commentator, writer and filmmaker responsible for the damning 2013 documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” was indicted last Thursday on Federal charges that he funneled money illegally to a Senate candidate

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