Colbert Campaigning, Kerry Slapping Turkish Wrists, Harvard’s Liberal Problem And The Sequestration Apocalypse: TGIF Morning News Roundup 3-1-2013


Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” served as the main draw last week at a South Carolina fundraising dinner for his Democratic sister, who’s staging a run at a Congressional seat.
  • The Administration of President Barack Obama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California’s 2008 same-sex marriage ban.
  • Austerity means spending more than you ever have in your life, but not as much as you want: The Sequestration clock winds down! To get a taste of how badly it’s gonna hurt, think back to last year’s Mayan apocalypse.

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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.

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