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.
In May, President Barack Obama said al-Qaida was so thoroughly vanquished that the time had come for the United States to rethink its model for counterterrorism. But a new report shows a stark contrast between what Obama has been telling Americans about al-Qaida and what his intelligence team has been telling him.
If there’s a poll out there with the words “President Barack Obama” in it, there’s a good chance it’s attended by words like “only,” “plummets,” “dips,” “sinks,” “dives” and “free fall.” A poll released late Monday shows Americans’ regard for Obama has reached an all-time low: Only 40 percent approve of the job the President is doing.
“It will be a White House address in which a president argues for an endeavor he is abandoning. It will be a president appealing for public support for an action he intends not to take. “We’ve never had a presidential speech like that!” So goes the pith of Peggy Noonan’s anticipatory online article for The […]
When you need a well-placed, influential ambassador to help sell your illegal war dreams to the puppets who can nominally make or break your scheme, where do you turn? Why, to the leader of your party opposition — where else?
The Washington Post reports the Administration of President Barack Obama persuaded the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2011 to secretly reverse George W. Bush-era limitations on warrantless National Security Agency spying. In Obama’s scandal-plagued second term, what ought to be a bombshell comes across like more white noise.
Organizers of Wednesday’s “2 Million Biker Ride In DC” took to the Internet over the weekend to report they’d been denied an event permit to ride on Washington, D.C. – even as a planned “Million Muslim March” was given the green light for a symbolic Sept. 11 demonstration. Then they took to the Internet to […]
Tomorrow’s the day when two Colorado State Senators will find out whether their support of new, controversial gun laws adopted earlier this year will put a major damper on their own political careers. Early voting patterns suggest Tuesday’s turnout for a recall vote of Senator Angela Giron and Senate President John Morse will likely rival […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) authored a guest column for Time magazine Wednesday, forcefully arguing against President Barack Obama’s newfound love of interventionist Mideast policy, saying “America should only go to war to win.”
A three-judge panel for the Washington, D.C. Judicial Circuit has issued a summary judgment that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not apply to requests for Secret Service logs that track recent visitors to the White House.
Homeownership among American black families has contracted to its lowest point in 18 years, according to a Tuesday report by Bloomberg. The new information comes at a time when the decline in homeownership for the general population has stabilized and, in some demographics, is on a slight rebound. According to the report, “18 years of […]