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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.


Bill Could Mandate Background Checks For Gunpowder

A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) would mandate background checks on anyone attempting to buy traditional gun powder, commonly known as black powder. The move comes as Democratic Senators react to the Boston Marathon bombing. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), on whose behalf Reid introduced the bill, said requiring the checks “is […]

Gay Paris, Washington Whitewashes Words, Acquittals For Gosnell, Wrong Guy In Ricin Case, And Pay Up, Mr. President: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 4-24-2013

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.

Pew Study: Nearly All Americans Lost Worth Under Obama-Led ‘Recovery’

Pew Study: Nearly All Americans Lost Worth Under Obama-Led ‘Recovery’

According to a new statistical report, the only Americans who saw their money grow during the past two years of “economic recovery” touted by the Administration of President Barack Obama are those who weren’t hurting to begin with: the wealthy. Everybody else? On the whole, they lost money.

Rand Paul Says Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill Doesn’t Address System’s Failures

Rand Paul Says Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill Doesn’t Address System’s Failures

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wrote a letter Monday urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to hold up any action on proposed immigration reform until Congress better understands what’s actually broken with the immigration laws already in place.

Disgraced Rangel Sues To Overturn House Censure From 2010

Disgraced Rangel Sues To Overturn House Censure From 2010

Disgraced Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is hoping to gig the system by suing the lawmakers whose investigative work led to his censure by the House of Representatives in 2010. But he isn’t maintaining his innocence. Rather, the 82-year-old is trying to change how history will remember him by having the censure reversed on a procedural technicality.

Post-Boston Gun Sales Offer More Proof That Gun Grabbers’ Agenda Is Backfiring

Every time there’s a highly publicized violent crime with multiple victims in America, liberals co-opt the tragedy to talk about updating the 2nd Amendment to make the country safer. Meanwhile, normal Americans go to gun shops and arms themselves against the twofold — but strangely related — threat of domestic terrorism and government tyranny. Breitbart […]

Mideast Chicken, Open Season On Privacy, W. Library Opens, Don’t Tread On The Gadsden Flag, Get On The Bus…Or Else — Tuesday Morning News Roundup 4-23-2013

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.

Lefty Maher Goes Bulldog On Islamist Apologist

Lefty Maher Goes Bulldog On Islamist Apologist

Bill Maher, famously liberal and noted antagonist of religion, is showing signs of cracking. Even he believes there’s something fundamental about Islamic teaching that, for extreme adherents, sanctions killing. More surprisingly, he thinks that’s wrong.

Starving North Korea Looks To Mongolia For Food Aid

North Korea has issued an appeal to landlocked Mongolia for food assistance, bypassing strained relations with neighboring China in an effort to send nourishment to the starving, isolated country. Information on the extent of North Korea’s malnourishment is limited, but the World Food Program notes that one in three North Korean children experiences stunted growth […]

Drone Makers Capitalize On Boston Terror

The president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International told an American publication that drones would have been perfect for post-attack reconnaissance following last Monday’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon. “UAS [Unmanned Aircraft Systems] could be an important tool in the tool kit for first responders,” Michael Toscano told U.S. News and World […]

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