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.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released the penalty schedule for people who choose to remain uninsured once Obamacare takes effect, revealing a punitive fee schedule that starts with a relatively low dollar amount in 2014 and increases dramatically by the third full year of implementation. If you’re a single adult who makes less than […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The California Legislature is pressing forward on a number of bills in both the Senate and the State Assembly that, taken together, would give the State the dubious distinction of having the most unConstitutional gun laws in the U.S.
A Federal judge ruled the New York Police Department’s discriminatory implementation of the reviled “Stop and Frisk” policy unConstitutional Monday, rebuking mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly – both of whom had exponentially expanded upon the decades-old protocol that authorized police to stop and search people on the street without probable cause.
Enroll Amercia, the major nonprofit behind the Obamacare enrollment effort, is mounting a hard push into States with Republican governors in an effort to overcome strong conservative resistance to the President’s soon-to-launch health care coverage program. According to The Hill, the multimillion-dollar effort will soon descend on 10 States, nine of which are led by […]
An Arkansas school district that decided late last month to arm some faculty members at its schools is forging ahead with the plan, despite receiving an advisory opinion from the State Attorney General that it should give up on the idea. The school board in Clarksville, Arkansas had authorized more than 20 teachers and administrators […]
A Miami Beach resident died last week after he ran from police, who’d caught him graffiti tagging an abandoned building and decided to put an end to the ensuing foot pursuit by shooting the offender in the chest with a Taser.
A poll released last week shows Americans’ faith in traditional mainstream media as an unbiased source for incisive government monitoring continues to decline, as Internet-based news outlets continue to gain the trust of readers fed up with what they believe is a liberal bias among traditional news sources.
The San Diego Unified School District will essentially require public school students to keep talking about the Trayvon Martin self-defense shooting this fall, following a July 30 school board vote ordering superintendent Cindy Marten to “initiate dialogues among middle and high school students across the district concerning the Trayvon Martin case.” In addition to requiring […]
If you live in a State with open carry laws that don’t disgrace the U.S. Constitution, your local Starbucks could be one of the safest places you can pass the time tonight. That’s because it’s time for Starbucks Appreciation Day, an informal event in which gun owners show their support for the chain of coffee […]