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.
On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sparred with Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) over what’s wrong with conservatives who strike liberally diluted devils’ bargains. The topic was the Senate’s attempt to pass a budget — its first in four years. Led by McCain, moderate Republicans have been urging holdouts to go along with their Democratic colleagues.
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In order to avoid having to pay penalties under Obamacare’s mandatory-coverage rule, many employers are readying a new, lower tier of “skinny” healthcare policies that will cover preventive care, but won’t pay for hospital stays. Under Obamacare, employers who don’t provide employees minimum coverage can face a $2,000 per-worker penalty. But the new cut-rate policies, which […]
The FBI released a statement this week confirming the deaths of two FBI agents who specialized in elite counterterror operations and were involved in the arrest of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The FBI announced the two men — Special Agent Christopher Lorek and Special Agent Stephen Shaw — were killed Monday when they […]
President Barack Obama had a hard time getting through parts of his foreign policy speech at the National Defense University Thursday, thanks to Medea Benjamin, co-founder of left-leaning, female anti-militarism group Code Pink. Benjamin repeatedly interrupted the President’s remarks, pleading with him to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay, where Afghan and Iraqi prisoners have been […]
An Investigative reporter in Cincinnati, the epicenter (so far as we know) of the Internal Revenue Service discrimination conspiracy against conservatives, has all but demolished President Barack Obama’s claim that the two-year hit job was the work of self-willed, autonomously acting “rogue” employees far down the chain of command.
Earlier this week, we told you about the disproportionate ratio of liberals to conservatives on the annual college graduation commencement speech circuit. Many found a way to sneak in an admonishment for pet liberal issues of one kind or another.
More liberal talking heads are sassing their greatest benefactor: President Barack Obama. Here’s NBC’s Chuck Todd railing against Barack on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ show Wednesday – or scroll down to read Todd accuse the Obama Administration of treating journalism as a crime: TODD: So they want to criminalize journalism. And that’s what it’s coming down, […]
As Tea Party supporters gathered outside IRS offices Tuesday in planned demonstrations against the agency’s discriminatory thwarting of their attempts at organizing nonprofit groups, armed officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stood watching. They’re easy to spot at this St. Louis rally: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano sent out the goon squad to […]
The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sat down Lois Lerner, who’s in charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Unit, for questioning early Wednesday, despite forewarning from her attorney that she would invoke the 5th Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination by not answering any questions. Later in the afternoon, committee chairman Darrell […]