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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.


Democrats’ Greatest Hits: A 2013 Video Retrospective (Now Send Us Your Favorites)

The Washington Free Beacon has put together a video montage of the stupidest things that Democrats have said in 2013, drawing from the oratories of leftist talking heads, elected officials and Obama Administration appointees to compile a train wreck of gaffes, dissemblings and bone-headed obfuscations. Our favorite is State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki telling the […]

Government Isn’t Obligated To Inform Healthcare.gov Users When Site Compromises Their Private Info

Government Isn’t Obligated To Inform Healthcare.gov Users When Site Compromises Their Private Info

If you enroll in Obamacare at Healthcare.gov and later find out that your financial information or identity has been stolen by hackers, it likely won’t be because the government called to warn you of the security breach. That’s because the government isn’t obligated to let you know if Healthcare.gov fails to protect your information from criminals.

Ohio Proposal Would Force Homeschooling Parents To Receive Permission From The State

Ohio Proposal Would Force Homeschooling Parents To Receive Permission From The State

An Ohio State Senator is hoping to change State law so that parents who homeschool would first have to pass a social services investigation before receiving either a denial or a State-sanctioned “recommendation.”

When Gun Control Groups Unite

Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s departing mayor, is merging his pet gun control group with Moms Demand Action, another gun control nonprofit formed in the wake of last December’s sensational Connecticut school shooting. You may remember Moms Demand Action for its absurd, image-driven gun control ad campaign back in April. The ads featured young kids, […]

Obama Administration Quietly Delays Jan. 1 Enrollment Deadline By One Day

The Administration of President Barack Obama has authorized an unannounced postponement in the registration deadline for Obamacare enrollees wanting insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1. The one-day postponement pushes the enrollment deadline back from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow (or, technically, 11:59 p.m. Tuesday), even though the Healthcare.gov website still was experiencing crashes Monday. According to […]

Barack And Michelle Ask Moms To Become Obamacare Community Organizers On Their Grocery Trips

Barack And Michelle Ask Moms To Become Obamacare Community Organizers On Their Grocery Trips

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle met with eight moms at the White House last week to establish a nebulous cultural association between domestic nurturing and the Affordable Care Act, with the President entreating mothers everywhere to become community organizers for Obamacare the next time they’re in the cereal aisle.

Report: Obama Knew Healthcare.gov Was Broken, But Politics Dictated That He Forge Ahead With Rollout

For some reason, it’s buried pretty far down in the story, but a revelation reported Friday by CBS News demonstrates that President Barack Obama has been putting politics ahead of policy for a long, long time when it comes to the launch of his pet health care website. According to CBS, Teresa Fryer, chief information […]

Maryland May Scrap Awful State-Run Obamacare Market And Just Send Everybody To Healthcare.gov

Maryland May Scrap Awful State-Run Obamacare Market And Just Send Everybody To Healthcare.gov

The editorial board of The Baltimore Sun is embracing a suggestion by Representative John Delaney (D-Md.) that the State should consider abandoning its troubled healthcare online marketplace and just refer everyone who plans to sign up for Obamacare to the Federal Healthcare.gov website.

Lesbian Libertarian Camille Paglia Slams ‘Fascist’ Politically Correct Culture That Punishes ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Right To Free Speech

Count on Camille Paglia to turn her progressive, myopic, ivory-tower echo-chamber colleagues red with indignant rage anytime she opens her mouth to speak the simple truth. Paglia weighed in on the sanctimony-fueled uproar that “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s “suspension” from the massively popular A&E show generated Thursday, as the openly gay professor, intellectual and […]

Minorities Paid Less To Work For Democrats Than For Republicans On National Campaign Trail

In spite of the Democratic Party’s co-opting of the narrative of hope and change for minorities in America, it’s actually the GOP that better compensates paid nonwhite minority staffers. That’s according to a study from the New Organizing Institute (NOI), which reviewed expenditure information from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) for 2012. NOI employed the […]

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