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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.


Police Don’t Need A Warrant To Find Out Where You — And Your Cellphone — Go

Police Don’t Need A Warrant To Find Out Where You — And Your Cellphone — Go

A Federal appeals court in Texas has ruled that law enforcement can obtain from cellphone service providers the geolocation data that pinpoints the physical movements of individual users over time without first obtaining a search warrant. The ruling drew immediate condemnation from privacy groups.

Mishandling The Immigration Reform Debate: A Roundup

Mishandling The Immigration Reform Debate: A Roundup

House Speaker John Boehner is poised to stall deliberation on immigration reform until after the August recess — mainly in an attempt to avoid angry constituent confrontations while on break. The tactical delay also keeps House GOP leaders from taking a stand, which effectively gives their Democratic adversaries no GOP policies to criticize.

Chattonooga Newspaper Editorial Snatches The Welcome Mat Out From Under Obama Jobs Visit

“Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough.” That was the headline that ran above a scathing editorial in Tuesday’s Chattanooga Times Free Press greeting President Barack Obama, who arrived hours later to deliver his “grand bargain” jobs proposal that would offer tax cuts to corporations and shell […]

McCain’s Border ‘Compromise’; Univision Sweeps Nielsens; DHS Loses A Million Immigrants; Declassified NSA Docs; China’s ‘People’s War’ – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 7-31-2013

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

Congressional Black Caucus Wants Sheila Jackson Lee To Replace Big Sis

Congressional Black Caucus Wants Sheila Jackson Lee To Replace Big Sis

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has written to President Barack Obama urging him to consider Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, replacing Janet Napolitano, who left the position to accept an offer to lead the State university system in California.

Study: Most On Disability Can Work, Don’t Want To

Study: Most On Disability Can Work, Don’t Want To

In 2009, the Social Security Administration put together a study intended to gauge the character traits, behaviors and tendencies of people who were receiving Federal disability checks. Although the study was a matter of public record, it wasn’t intended to communicate its findings to the public — only to academics and policymakers.

Cruz: End Obamacare Before President’s Delaying Tactic Makes Repeal Impossible

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is sounding an alarm over President Barack Obama’s real intentions in delaying the tiered implementation of his signature first-term accomplishment – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a Breitbart interview, Cruz cautions that Obamacare will soon be inextricably rooted in America’s bureaucratic structure – if the President continues to stagger […]

Faculty, Staff At Arkansas School To Carry Firearms

More than 20 teachers and administrators at schools in one small Southern town will be concealed-carrying firearms on campus this fall, after the school district in Clarksville, Arkansas, a family-friendly town of about 9,000 people, agreed to train and license certain employees as armed security guards. In addition to completing a 53-hour training course, each […]

Obama’s Middle Class ‘Grand Bargain’; California’s Hispanic GOP; More Benghazi Testimony; D.C. Vandal Just A Homeless Lady; A Victory For The Stars And Stripes – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 7-30-2013

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

Police Kill 95-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident With Taser, Bean Bag Shot

A 95-year-old resident of a Chicago-area assisted-living nursing home was killed after police attempted to subdue him Friday with a Taser and bean bag rounds shot from a gun. Allegedly, the man was combative because he did not want to be restrained and forced to undergo an “involuntary” medical procedure.

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