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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.


Obama Has Lost America On Immigration Reform

Obama Has Lost America On Immigration Reform

A Pew survey released Friday shows Americans are increasingly frustrated not only by President Barack Obama’s overall performance, but by his handling of almost every matter of policy that has confronted his Administration throughout his ineffectual, scandal-plagued fifth year in office. Surprisingly, Obama’s approval on immigration reform has plummeted.

Government Redistributed $2 Trillion From Upper Income Classes To Poorest In 2012

Government Redistributed $2 Trillion From Upper Income Classes To Poorest In 2012

A new report from The Tax Foundation shows that the Federal government redistributed more than $2 trillion in income from the Nation’s highest earners in 2012 to the bottom 60 percent of income earners. The upshot? A more government-dependent middle class.

Salon Chooses Veterans Day To Publish Hit Piece On Culture Of Easy Patriotism

Grandpa’s funeral isn’t the best time for someone to point out his secret drinking problem to family and friends. Similarly, Veterans Day isn’t the best time to publish a screed against the sometimes-well-meaning, sometimes-facile culture of loosely-defined patriotism that permeates American media and feeds public opinion about what our enlisted men and women do, without question, […]

High Obamacare Traffic Causing Crashes? Not So Much: Only 18 Percent Of Uninsured Have Visited Healthcare.gov

High Obamacare Traffic Causing Crashes? Not So Much: Only 18 Percent Of Uninsured Have Visited Healthcare.gov

Gallup reported Friday that only 18 percent of all Americans without insurance have even visited websites that sell Obamacare coverage. And even among those uninsured who express interest in buying health insurance soon, only 22 percent report they’ve yet taken a peek at an Obamacare insurance exchange website.

Berkeley Bans Use Of ‘Illegal Immigrant’

Berkeley Bans Use Of ‘Illegal Immigrant’

The student government at the University of California at Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant,” citing its implicit racism and negative cultural associations. Berkeley’s student government will not officially countenance use of “the I-word” in academic writing or in communications between faculty, students and staff.

Show, Don’t Tell: Obama Uses Words, Not Action, To Say He’s Sorry For Obamacare

If President Barack Obama were “sorry” for lying to everybody about his healthcare law’s destructive effect on existing insurance policies – the policies he pledged everyone could keep if they liked – he wouldn’t be getting on TV with Chuck Todd to say “I am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this […]

Gun Magazine Fires Editor For Column Promoting 2nd Amendment ‘Regulation’

Gun Magazine Fires Editor For Column Promoting 2nd Amendment ‘Regulation’

Guns & Ammo magazine has fired contributing editor Dick Metcalf following a controversial column in its December issue in which he attempts a comparison between government regulation of firearms to other “Constitutional” limitations like licensing drivers and arresting people who kill in the name of religion.

Sanford, Fla., Police Flip-Flop On Scheme To Disarm Neighborhood Watch

Sanford, Fla., Police Flip-Flop On Scheme To Disarm Neighborhood Watch

The Sanford, Fla., police department has ditched its plan to disarm neighborhood watch volunteers. Coming in the aftermath of the now-infamous show trial of Sanford resident George Zimmerman over the stand-your-ground shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the plan appeared to be a police effort to rehabilitate the city’s maligned public image.

Netanyahu Slams Obama Agreement As ‘Deal Of The Century’ – For Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly doesn’t agree with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that there’s “no daylight between Israel and the United States” on presenting a united front to Iran in ratcheting down Iran’s developing nuclear weapons program. In a statement today on his official website, Netanyahu called an expected deal that would […]

Five Anal Probes, One Colonoscopy And No Drugs Later, New Mexico Man Sues Local Police Force

Five Anal Probes, One Colonoscopy And No Drugs Later, New Mexico Man Sues Local Police Force

A New Mexico man has filed a Federal lawsuit following an encounter with police that resulted in several anal probes and a colonoscopy in an attempt to find narcotics — narcotics that weren’t there — because the cops thought he had clinched his rear suspiciously when they saw him get out of a car near a Wal-Mart.

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