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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.


Alabama Mixed-Race Families Call Legislator’s Bluff After He Issues Racist $100,000 Public ‘Bet’

Alabama Mixed-Race Families Call Legislator’s Bluff After He Issues Racist $100,000 Public ‘Bet’

Last month, Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes used the floor of the State House to issue a vile, racist “bet” with residents of the Yellowhammer State. This week, Alabama parents stood outside the State House and asked the Montgomery Democrat, at least symbolically, to show them the money.

Nevada Ranch Dispute Highlights Conflicting Sovereignties: Federal, State And Individual

Nevada Ranch Dispute Highlights Conflicting Sovereignties: Federal, State And Individual

As a Nevada ranching family and the Federal government face off, both supporters of the family and elected officials have condemned the government’s heavy-handed and Constitutionally questionable encroachment on individual liberties.

Obama Administration Plants ‘Anonymous’ Bad Info To Undermine Israel’s Role In Peace Negotiations

File this one under “Obama Administration mindbenders destined to go underreported in mainstream media” – the White House has been furtively pursuing a behind-the-scenes media campaign in both the U.S. and in Israel to fabricate a plausible narrative that fingers the Israelis as the culprits in recently-collapsed peace talks with the Palestinians. According to a […]

Tennessee Votes To Ban U.N. From Monitoring State Elections Without U.S. Senate Approval

The GOP-led Tennessee Legislature has voted to block United Nations elections monitors from observing any future elections in the State, a reaction against a 2012 episode in which civil rights advocates successfully lobbied for U.N. oversight of the voting process in a number of U.S. States. The Tennessee Senate passed the measure Tuesday on a […]

House Panel Votes To Hold Lois Lerner In Contempt Of Congress

For the second time in as many days, a House committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner criminally accountable for refusing to testify on the political targeting scandal that engulfed the IRS last year. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 along party lines to send a contempt resolution […]

Amid Targeting Scandal, IRS Employees Politicked For Obama While On The Job

Amid Targeting Scandal, IRS Employees Politicked For Obama While On The Job

An independent Federal agency that investigates prohibited personnel practices has found that Internal Revenue Service employees carried their active enthusiasm for President Barack Obama into the workplace even as the IRS’s behind-the-scenes discrimination against conservative groups was unfolding.

LAPD Officers Tamper With Recording Devices To Conceal On-Duty Activities

LAPD Officers Tamper With Recording Devices To Conceal On-Duty Activities

An internal inspection at the Los Angeles Police Department has revealed an unknown number of patrol officers tampered with the communications and geolocation equipment on dozens of patrol vehicles in order to conceal the officers’ whereabouts and activities while on patrol.

Federal Judge Forces Missouri Town To Stop Ticketing Drivers Who Flash Their Lights To Warn Of Speed Traps

Last summer, we told you about a Missouri man who, with the help of the ACLU, was fighting against one municipality’s effort to prosecute motorists who flash their headlights to alert other drivers to the presence of speed traps. Last week, Michael Elli – and everyone else who drives through the town of Ellisville, Mo. […]

Federal VA Administrators Kick State Inspectors Out Of Florida Hospital

Federal VA Administrators Kick State Inspectors Out Of Florida Hospital

State inspectors sent by the Governor to review records and conditions at a Florida Veterans Affairs hospital last week were kicked out of the facility after only an hour, with administrators telling them their next contact with the hospital would come through Washington, D.C.

More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

It almost seems as though every Democrat who has fallen in line behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to denigrate the political activity of the Koch brothers has, at some point, benefited from Koch campaign money — including Reid himself.

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