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.
The House of Representatives is considering a bill that would cut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by more than one-third in 2014, only a year after attempting to pass a more modest 17 percent budget cut.
A lot of conservatives have seized upon President Barack Obama’s recent decision to delay a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to revisit the flaws inherent in the legislation, as well as to castigate the law as a monument to the encroachment of the Executive Branch well beyond its Constitutionally-designated role. […]
Sometimes it’s best to step back and let someone with something good to say have as wide an audience as possible. That’s why we’re pointing you to a guest column at the Huffington Post, in which “Weeds” actor Romany Malco, who is black, breaks rank with race-baiting black “leaders” who’ve co-opted the Martin/Zimmerman case and, […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
You know Obamacare’s a mess when the same supporters who voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its components, back in 2009 and 2010, are now voting to put off actually enacting the thing.
Well, this must not have gone according to script. A scientist testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week that global warming isn’t all it’s been cracked up to be.
The Michigan Circuit Judge who blocked Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy protection put an exclamation point on her rulings, stipulating in her judgment Friday that President Barack Obama be sent a copy of her order, saying he “bailed out Detroit” and should be involved in figuring out how public employees’ pension funds won’t be raided to pay […]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added a questions and answers section about the rollout of Obamacare to its new Healthcare.gov website. Intended to serve as a sort of customer service triage to handle common concerns about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will work, the page functions as […]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is going after people who shoot domestic surveillance and reconnaissance drones out of the sky, reacting to word that people are organizing bounties that reward anyone who turns up with the dismantled scraps of any unmanned aircraft they’ve successfully taken down. The move is likely a pre-emptive show of power […]
The Internal Revenue Service chief counsel’s office in Washington, D.C., was directly involved in orchestrating the byzantine, discriminatory application process that targeted conservative groups seeking nonprofit, tax-exempt status, according to an IRS attorney.