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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.


Charging Zimmerman; Texas Gold; Britain’s Panopticon; ‘High’ Taxes; Secession In The Wild West – Thursday Morning News Roundup 7-11-2013

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

Schools Expelling Michelle O’s Austere, Expensive Lunch Program

Schools Expelling Michelle O’s Austere, Expensive Lunch Program

Michelle Obama pushed hard to get the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFK) passed by Congress in 2010. And it did pass. But as quickly as many public schools began adopting the new standards, they’ve often just as quickly abandoned the program.

New Leaked Graphic Reveals Upstream — Big Daddy To PRISM’s Big Brother

New Leaked Graphic Reveals Upstream — Big Daddy To PRISM’s Big Brother

If the National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM program is Big Brother to American (and global) computer users, then a program revealed Wednesday in The Washington Post is the surveillance state’s Big Daddy. Meet “Upstream.”

Illinois Lawmaker Welcomes Police State As Palliative To Murder In ‘Gun Free’ Chicago

An Illinois State Representative held a press conference at the State Capitol Tuesday calling on the governor muster the National Guard to quell inner city violence. “I am requesting with this press conference that Governor Patrick Quinn order the Illinois National Guard [and] the Illinois State Police come to Chicago and work with our mayor […]

U.S. Abortion Laws Liberal Compared With (Liberal) Europe

With a bill before Congress that aims to establish a 22-week cutoff for abortion procedures in the U.S. – as well as a high-profile debate in Texas over similar legislation – the public discussion over late term abortion limits has escalated into extremism, with passions on both sides fueling hyperbolic language. But a survey of […]

Obama’s Utopian Hypocrisy: The Developing World Needs Coal – But In The U.S., It’s Evil

Obama’s Utopian Hypocrisy: The Developing World Needs Coal – But In The U.S., It’s Evil

President Barack Obama knows that the African energy initiatives he announced in a June 30 speech will rely heavily on developing nations using coal as a primary supplier for any expansion of the sub-Saharan region’s energy infrastructure. But Obama’s vilification of coal in his Georgetown University speech last month is wholly absent from the $7 billion plan he’s crafted for Africa.

More Warrantless Federal Surveillance: CFPB Collects, Shares Americans’ Credit Card Data

More Warrantless Federal Surveillance: CFPB Collects, Shares Americans’ Credit Card Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau isn’t yet 3 years old, but it’s already every bit as entrenched as the National Security Agency in snooping through the personal data of millions of unwitting Americans.

House Attacks White House Over Delaying Obamacare For Businesses – But Not People

GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are calling on President Barack Obama to grant the American people the same one-year reprieve from mandatory state-managed health care that the White House recently announced it would be granting to businesses. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said he “never thought I’d see the day when the White House; […]

Illinois Now A Concealed Carry State As Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto

The Illinois House of Representatives has blocked Democratic Governor Pat Quinn’s attempt at effectively vetoing a bill providing for the issuing of concealed carry permits, making the State the last in the U.S. to allow its residents to concealed carry a loaded firearm. The override came on the last day of a court-mandated timeline to […]

Obama Rides For Amnesty; Jim Carrey’s (Sorta) Sorry; Fall In Line For Farm Bill; House GOP To Take On IRS; Smelling For Cancer – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 7-9-2013

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

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