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.
Remember Jay Carney on NBC’s “Morning Joe” last week, telling a former Bush appointee that “only a sliver or cut” of the American population was getting policy cancelation notices thanks to Obamacare’s one-size-fits-all coverage mandates? The comment was intended to diminish the strength of criticisms that President Barack Obama had lied about people getting to […]
Is it possible that Hillary Clinton’s star among her most ardent political supporters is on the wane? A poll released last week suggests she has lost major clout with the very demographic groups that progressives commonly take for granted: declared Democrats and young people.
Last week, a Florida jury demonstrated that common sense and the rule of law can still prevail when it reinstated Nick Finch as sheriff of Liberty County. Florida Governor Rick Scott had suspended Finch for taking a stand on behalf of the 2nd Amendment.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order last week that forges ahead with his Administration’s unswerving devotion to the lucrative religion of man-made climate change. The order calls on new Federal measures to prepare the Nation’s infrastructure to withstand weather-related natural disasters.
A partisan Senate vote in 2010 that sealed the fate of millions of people whose health insurance policies are now being canceled under Obamacare could come back to haunt the Democrats who made it happen. Now Democratic incumbents are backing away from their Obamacare voting record in an attempt to position themselves for the 2014 elections.
Although produced in Canada, this video by filmmaker Chris Thompson shows that government (on both sides of the border), the insurance industry and the mainstream media all gain by mindlessly reciting the simplistic, decades-old “speed kills” mantra – even though statistics continue to demonstrate that the majority of people drive most safely when they drive […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
President Barack Obama has declined a Congressional invitation to speak Nov. 19, when Gettysburg marks the 150th anniversary of one of Lincoln’s most enduring legacies: the 16th President’s 1863 dedication speech for the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, known to generations both past and yet to come as the Gettysburg Address.
Exactly two years ago, Lawrenceville, Ga., police shocked a registered nurse with a Taser and arrested her after she refused to grant the cops access to a patient suspected of sexual assault at the psychiatric unit where she worked. Now, the woman has filed a Federal lawsuit against them.
A report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services reveals the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the same agency responsible for setting the Obamacare rollout in motion – paid more than $20 million in false benefits to dead people in 2011. According […]