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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.


Watch Jay Carney Dissemble To Avoid Addressing His Own Talking Point On Obamacare Enrollment

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CBS News’ Major Garrett that the demographic mix of Obamacare enrollees was a crucial determinant of the health care law’s long-term viability. He’d kind of been backed into a corner, because Garrett was after him about the Obama Administration’s deafening silence on just how far short […]

North Carolina Cop Shoots, Kills 90-Pound Schizophrenic Teen Holding A Screwdriver

North Carolina Cop Shoots, Kills 90-Pound Schizophrenic Teen Holding A Screwdriver

A mother and father in coastal North Carolina called the police to help get control of their teenage son, who suffered from depression and schizophrenia. He allegedly was experiencing a psychotic episode and had grabbed a small screwdriver.

Michelle Obama’s Reviled School Lunch Program Caves To Demands That Food Taste Better, Be More Filling

Michelle Obama’s Reviled School Lunch Program Caves To Demands That Food Taste Better, Be More Filling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week it will permanently relax rules that limit public schools’ lunchroom options, including calorie count and portion sizes, affirming the agency’s face-saving 2012 decision to temporarily lift those same requirements in the face of public backlash.

Reid: GOP Just Wants To Make Obama Look Bad

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) set a welcoming, bipartisan tone to kick off the new year today, noting that the only ideological ambition his Republican Senate foes harbor is to “make President [Barack] Obama look bad.” Reid followed that up with a call for cooperation between both political parties – because, of course, only […]

Facebook Sued For Storing, Sharing Private Message Data

Facebook Sued For Storing, Sharing Private Message Data

A lawsuit against social media giant Facebook alleges the company has been secretly capturing and storing the contents of users’ private messages in order to share that information with third parties to craft targeted advertising tailored to appeal to members’ most intimate tastes.

Firearms Company Magpul Makes Good On Pledge To Leave Colorado Over Gun Control Laws

Firearms Company Magpul Makes Good On Pledge To Leave Colorado Over Gun Control Laws

Magpul, maker of gun accessories like grips, mounts, sights and magazines, was among the first firearms companies to take a principled stand against gun control laws passed last year in Colorado, where the company had done business for the past 14 years.

Menacing Flutes Destroyed By Vigilant Customs Agents To Protect America From Eco-Terror…And Art

Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection valiantly averted a potential threat last week to the Nation’s environment — as well as citizens’ possible overexposure to aesthetics — by destroying 13 rare flutes that, being made of wood and all, ostensibly posed a threat of introducing “exotic plant pathogens” into the ecosystem. The flutes, hand-made […]

Detroit Police Chief Endorses Concealed Carry For A Safer City

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who’s been on the job since July of last year, started blowing minds this week by telling anyone who would listen that law-abiding citizens who possess concealed carry permits — and the pistols to accompany them — make for wonderfully effective crime deterrents. Craig spoke at a press conference Thursday, […]

Pregnant Nurse Refuses Flu Vaccine, Loses Job

Pregnant Nurse Refuses Flu Vaccine, Loses Job

A Pennsylvania nurse faced a choice: Accept a mandatory flu vaccine in order to comply with workplace policy, or decline the vaccine and be at ease that she wasn’t doing anything to endanger her pregnancy — after two previous miscarriages. She chose not to receive the vaccine, and she was fired.

New Year, New Laws

New Year, New Laws

Are you ready to greet 2014 with more government? Not surprisingly, the government is. From municipalities to States to the whole Nation, plenty of new laws and policy tweaks will be in effect by the time you read this. Will any of them affect you?

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