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Ben Bullard

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.


Court Rules White House Visitor Log Exempt From Freedom Of Information Requests

Court Rules White House Visitor Log Exempt From Freedom Of Information Requests

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 Blacks Lowest In 18 Years

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 […]

The Islamist Extremists Kerry Calls ‘Moderates’; Obama’s House Problem On Syria; The EPA’s Clean-Water Cops; Unemployment Up; Viking Bicyclists From Hell – Thursday Morning News Roundup 9-5-2013

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

Newspaper: Voter ID Laws Have Positive Effect, If Any, On Minority Turnout

Newspaper: Voter ID Laws Have Positive Effect, If Any, On Minority Turnout

According to an Atlanta newspaper’s investigation, requiring Georgia voters to present a valid form of State-issued photo identification failed to catch a single documented case of voter fraud in five years. Nor did Georgia’s voter ID law stymie the will of non-white voters to play an active part in the process of self-government.

Northern California County Votes To Secede From State; Nothing Happens

The Republican-leaning rural county of Siskiyou, California has taken the first step toward seceding from the State. County supervisors in Siskiyou, which lies in extreme Northern California along the Oregon border, voted 4-1Tuesday to secede, citing a strong dissatisfaction with the near absence of home rule. Ed Valenzuela, Chairman of the Siskiyou County Board of […]

Texas Cops Subject Of Federal Police Brutality Suit

Texas Cops Subject Of Federal Police Brutality Suit

A Houston-area family has filed a Federal lawsuit against three Harris County, Texas, officers after a subpoena of video footage from a 2011 ordeal revealed the cops used excessive force against the family following a routine traffic stop.

White House To Give Unions Obamacare Subsidies

White House To Give Unions Obamacare Subsidies

Outraged at the President’s stoic silence in the face of labor unions’ pleas for massive changes to Obamacare (a plan they once ardently supported), union leaders have begun playing out the fight over the Affordable Care Act in the court of public opinion, launching verbal salvos against the Administration to any reporter who’ll listen.

EU Plan Would Set 70 MPH Speed Limiters In All European Cars

A proposal before the Mobility and Transport Department of the European Commission would require all new cars sold in the European Union to be fitted with speed limiting devices that would restrain vehicles from traveling at more than 70 miles per hour. The plan could outfit new cars with cameras that read posted speed limit […]

White House Quiet Mouse On Syria; Union Members Quit AFL-CIO Over Obamacare; Fed Employees Get 1 Percent Raise; Russia Warns Travelers On U.S. Extradition; Rodman’s ‘Friendly Gesture’ To Hermit Kingdom – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 9-3-2013

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

Does Pelosi Know If She Wants To Be House Speaker Again?

Does Pelosi Know If She Wants To Be House Speaker Again?

While Democrats hope to topple the Republican grip on the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2014 Presidential midterm elections, former majority leader (and current minority leader) Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has indicated she isn’t interested in returning to a gavel position if her party regains control.

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