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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 Rides For Amnesty; Jim Carrey’s (Sorta) Sorry; Fall In Line For Farm Bill; House GOP To Take On IRS; Smelling For Cancer – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 7-9-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

‘He’s Perfectly Innocent And He Knows His Rights’: A Fourth Of July Police Video

‘He’s Perfectly Innocent And He Knows His Rights’: A Fourth Of July Police Video

There are a lot viral videos of test-case encounters with police — the kind in which a law-abiding person, tired of the way in which police usurp the Bill of Rights, decides to open carry a firearm or to refuse to give consent to a vehicle search. But this video is one of the most illustrative.

A Temp Service Is America’s 2nd-Biggest Employer

A Temp Service Is America’s 2nd-Biggest Employer

It’s a great time to be a temporary or part-time employee in America. But it’s a terrible time to have a full-time job or a job that tasks you with making anything — except, maybe, burgers and tacos. That’s one takeaway from last week’s June jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

UPDATE: California Cops Who Shot Dog Pulled From Street Duty

Three Hawthorne, Calif. police officers have been taken off patrol duty after the department received a deluge of threats from outraged Americans who watched a video of at least one officer shoot and kill a Rottweiler belonging to a man whom they were arresting – for videotaping them – last week. Another spectator’s video of […]

Morsi’s Intifada; Government Spies; Widening IRS Probe; Gene Sequenced Babies; Snowden – He’s Everywhere! — Monday Morning News Roundup 7-8-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Obamacare Effect On Jobs: Part-Time Outgains Full-Time As Businesses Scale Back

Obamacare Effect On Jobs: Part-Time Outgains Full-Time As Businesses Scale Back

The labor force lost 240,000 full-time jobs in June, continuing a trend that has seen 557,000 part-time jobs in the United States outpace the comparatively paltry 130,000 new full-time positions since the first of the year.

State Department: Kerry Worked ‘Nonstop’ During Egypt Crisis; Photo Evidence: Kerry Was Chillin’ On A Boat In Nantucket

State Department: Kerry Worked ‘Nonstop’ During Egypt Crisis; Photo Evidence: Kerry Was Chillin’ On A Boat In Nantucket

The U.S. State Department lied to the American people last week when a spokesperson lionized Secretary of State John Kerry for allegedly sweating bullets as he and President Barack Obama’s National Security Council monitored the unfolding Egyptian regime change in real time.

George W. Bush Set To Back Immigration Reform

As the House of Representatives prepares an alternative to the omnibus immigration reform billed that cleared the Senate last week, former President George W. Bush will push next week in favor of immigration reform in a speech and panel discussion to be held at his new Presidential library in Dallas. The event, which will feature 20 […]

Fewer Than Half Of Americans Have Full Time Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics June jobs report that came out Friday predictably polarized liberals, who praised the net gain of 195,000 jobs, and conservatives, who pointed out that most of them were part-time and represented businesses’ fear of Obamacare. But there’s one negative stat in the report that can’t be spun: only 47 percent of […]

Euro Zone Ditching U.S. Data; SCOTUS’ Future; Snowden Snowbound; Egypt’s Military Tightrope; Organs Off The Shelf — Friday Morning News Roundup 7-5-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

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