Iran’s Game Of Musical Nuclear Reactors, Hagel Confirmed In ‘Bipartisan’ Senate Vote, Fed-Backed Green Energy Company Cited For Pollution, Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Candidate Wins In Illinois, Is It A Crime To Fantasize About Doing Very Bad Things?: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 2-27-2013

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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.

  • Satellite images show Iran operating, and guarding, a nuclear facility that’s been off-limits to international inspectors since 2011.
  • Four Republican Senators’ support makes Chuck Hagel’s confirmation “bipartisan,” according to the President.
  • A solar energy company that borrowed nearly half a billion dollars from the Federal government was fined in Colorado apparently for building pollution right into its Earth-friendly product.
  • The Chicago Democrat who ran on a gun control platform — and campaigned with $2 million of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s money — won Tuesday’s special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.
  • A former cop in New York is on trial for wanting “to taste some girl meat” — although he isn’t accused of indulging.

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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.