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.
Former Vice President and Earth Defender Al Gore already invented the Internet. Now he’s inventing a whole new category of megastorm. Gore told The Washington Post Wednesday that “they” – whoever they are – are about to institute a sixth category to accommodate the rogue, steroidal class of apocalyptic hurricanes coming in the future to […]
A gun control group has found an unlikely target in its ongoing campaign to strip Americans of their Constitutional powers. Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America – the same group that ran a series of irresponsible 2nd Amendment attack ads featuring photos combining children, classrooms and firearms earlier this year – is organizing […]
Welfare benefits outpace the amount of money a person can earn at a full-time minimum-wage job in 35 States, according to a study released this week by the Cato Institute. In 13 States, welfare even pays the equivalent of $15 an hour. And it’s all tax-free.
Camille Paglia is among a number of now-jaded 1960s-era liberal intellectuals and culture-makers who truly believe in America as a land of singular opportunity ordained by a governing charter — the Constitution — that eternally stands as one of humanity’s crowning achievements.
A 44 year-old man in Phoenix was on an apartment roof “acting strangely,” according to local television news reports. So witnesses called the police to help him down. Instead, the police ended up killing him. Michael Ruiz, the son of a former police detective, got on his apartment roof on July 28, alarming residents who […]
In early June, Liberty County, Fla., Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested for official misconduct and suspended from office by Governor Rick Scott. The sheriff’s offense? He set free a man who’d been arrested for carrying a firearm without a permit during a routine traffic stop.
The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy of quantitative easing, ostensibly intended to steady the U.S. economy, has more than quadrupled the amount of Treasury securities owned by the Fed since Chairman Ben Bernanke hatched the strategy in 2009.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told National Review today he’d be delighted to see New Jersey Governor Chris Christie win the Republican nomination for the 2016 Presidential race. “We’re friendly, and I think extremely highly of him, and he knows I’d be delighted if he became a national candidate,” Kissinger said. “Conservatives should recognize […]
The Congressional Research Service has tabulated 82 separate deadlines that represent mandatory stepping stones in the rollout of Obamacare. Each one is a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and enforcing each is required if the law (and its enforcers) are to retain their integrity. But the Obama Administration has already missed 41 of them.
A recent USDA report found a 30 percent increase in the proportion of food stamp recipients who illegally sell their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program credits back to stores, which fraudulently redeem the credits by paying the SNAP recipients the credits’ cash value.