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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.


UPDATE: California Cops Who Shot Dog Pulled From Street Duty

Three Hawthorne, Calif. police officers have been taken off patrol duty after the department received a deluge of threats from outraged Americans who watched a video of at least one officer shoot and kill a Rottweiler belonging to a man whom they were arresting – for videotaping them – last week. Another spectator’s video of […]

Morsi’s Intifada; Government Spies; Widening IRS Probe; Gene Sequenced Babies; Snowden – He’s Everywhere! — Monday Morning News Roundup 7-8-2013

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

Obamacare Effect On Jobs: Part-Time Outgains Full-Time As Businesses Scale Back

Obamacare Effect On Jobs: Part-Time Outgains Full-Time As Businesses Scale Back

The labor force lost 240,000 full-time jobs in June, continuing a trend that has seen 557,000 part-time jobs in the United States outpace the comparatively paltry 130,000 new full-time positions since the first of the year.

State Department: Kerry Worked ‘Nonstop’ During Egypt Crisis; Photo Evidence: Kerry Was Chillin’ On A Boat In Nantucket

State Department: Kerry Worked ‘Nonstop’ During Egypt Crisis; Photo Evidence: Kerry Was Chillin’ On A Boat In Nantucket

The U.S. State Department lied to the American people last week when a spokesperson lionized Secretary of State John Kerry for allegedly sweating bullets as he and President Barack Obama’s National Security Council monitored the unfolding Egyptian regime change in real time.

George W. Bush Set To Back Immigration Reform

As the House of Representatives prepares an alternative to the omnibus immigration reform billed that cleared the Senate last week, former President George W. Bush will push next week in favor of immigration reform in a speech and panel discussion to be held at his new Presidential library in Dallas. The event, which will feature 20 […]

Fewer Than Half Of Americans Have Full Time Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics June jobs report that came out Friday predictably polarized liberals, who praised the net gain of 195,000 jobs, and conservatives, who pointed out that most of them were part-time and represented businesses’ fear of Obamacare. But there’s one negative stat in the report that can’t be spun: only 47 percent of […]

Euro Zone Ditching U.S. Data; SCOTUS’ Future; Snowden Snowbound; Egypt’s Military Tightrope; Organs Off The Shelf — Friday Morning News Roundup 7-5-2013

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

Clapper’s NSA Claptrap: ‘Simply Didn’t Think Of’ Patriot Act When I Lied To Congress

Clapper’s NSA Claptrap: ‘Simply Didn’t Think Of’ Patriot Act When I Lied To Congress

James Clapper, director of the National Intelligence Program, apologized this week for lying to Congress in testimony he gave in March at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He justified the willed omission (i.e., lie) by saying he “simply didn’t think of Section 215 of the Patriot Act.”

Republican Defectors: This ‘Lesser Of Two Evils’ Bit Is Getting Old

Republican Defectors: This ‘Lesser Of Two Evils’ Bit Is Getting Old

A market research outfit examined the attitudes of GOP voters who’ve had enough and identified a number of reasons why they decided to check out. Chief among those was the fatigue of having to choose from between the “two evils” of traditional two-party politics.

Lois Lerner Will Testify About IRS Scandal — If She’s Granted Immunity

Lois Lerner Will Testify About IRS Scandal — If She’s Granted Immunity

In May, the former director of the Internal Revenue Service’s division responsible for quelling Tea Party groups while fast-tracking liberal nonprofits during President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign refused to testify about it. Now, she’s changed her mind.

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