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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.


CFPB Hit With FOIA Lawsuit After Refusing To Disclose Cost Of Luxe Building Makeover

After eight months of trying to get an affirmative response from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Washington Examiner has filed a lawsuit against the agency for refusing to release financial records relating to the lavish remodel of its Washington, D.C. offices. The Examiner filed […]

How Much Influence Did Phony, Convicted EPA Leader Have Over Environmental Policy?

Senate Republicans issued a report Wednesday targeting the influence convicted fraud John Beale, who stole $900,000 from the government and lied to EPA coworkers about having a fantasy dual life as a CIA agent, had over the agency’s far-ranging clean air regulations – regulations that affected millions of lives and billions of private-sector dollars. The […]

McConnell Campaign Slammed For Using Cops To Control The Press

McConnell Campaign Slammed For Using Cops To Control The Press

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was excoriated by the paper of record in his old Kentucky home Wednesday after his re-election campaign used the cops to obstruct a member of the media from covering a campaign press conference earlier in the week.

Video: Texas Cops Struggle With High School Kid, Subdue Him, Then Snap His Arm

Video: Texas Cops Struggle With High School Kid, Subdue Him, Then Snap His Arm

A fight broke out earlier this month at a Texas high school, and campus police responded at the scene. That’s when one teenager got a rapid dose of reality, thanks to the actions of one violently zealous campus cop.

James Carville’s Pep Talk For Mid-Term Democrats Sounds A Lot Like A Eulogy

Former Clinton strategist and Democratic pundit James Carville wrote a strange, self-deceiving piece of empty optimism for The Hill this week, calling on Democrats to look on the bright side of their political plight as the 2014 midterm elections approach. The piece is, evidently, part of an ongoing relationship between Carville and the Washington, D.C. […]

Insurance Premiums Have Skyrocketed Under Obamacare

Insurance Premiums Have Skyrocketed Under Obamacare

A major nationwide health insurance exchange has revealed that the Affordable Care Act is costing people, on average, a whole lot more than they would have paid for health insurance premiums in the pre-Obamacare market.

Nearly Half Of Americans Think Press Exaggerates Urgency Of Global Warming

Nearly Half Of Americans Think Press Exaggerates Urgency Of Global Warming

As the United Nations readies another urgent report that inevitably will call on governments to step up their spending and regulatory powers to thwart anthropogenic climate change, average Americans appear poised to embrace more global warming gloom and doom with a collective shrug.

Obama White House Secretly Rewrote Freedom Of Information Act To Ensure Political Advantage; Damage Control

Apparently, President Barack Obama got away with a subtle, but fundamentally expansive, act of furtive self-protection in 2009 by positioning the White House, for the first time in the Nation’s history, to intercept any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that involve not only the Executive Branch, but any other government activity that the Executive […]

High Taxes Increasingly A Reason To Flee The Garden State

A decade of sky-high personal income tax on wealthy residents, coupled with a series of regressive taxes that find other ways to bilk money out of the lower income brackets, threatens to propel an unprecedented rate of emigration out of New Jersey, as residents seek other places to shelter from State government more of the […]

Rural Wyoming Landowner Fights Back Against EPA Push To Fine Him For Building A Stock Pond

Rural Wyoming Landowner Fights Back Against EPA Push To Fine Him For Building A Stock Pond

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to implement a draft rule that would empower the agency to micromanage what private property owners can do with their land. But the EPA isn’t waiting for new rules to make one Wyoming farmer’s life miserable.

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