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N.C. law gives student groups more leeway in leadership selection

By William R. Toler [Note: the following was written as an article for the Richmond County Daily Journal.] HAMLET — Student groups at Richmond Community College and public colleges throughout the state now have more autonomy to select their leadership. … Continue reading

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Student suspended for simple mistake

By William R. Toler A Tennessee high school student has been suspended and faces criminal charges for a mistake made by his father. David Duren-Sanner, a senior at Northeast High School in Clarksville, received a 10-day suspension after a knife … Continue reading

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Learn, teach the Constitution’s message of freedom

By Corey Friedman A senseless act of terror that killed three people and injured more than 250 others could lead to limits on individual rights that make the “land of the free” less so. A survey gauging Americans’ awareness of … Continue reading

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NC medical cannabis grower raided

By William R. Toler Last Thursday, men with guns broke into Todd Stimson’s home to steal plants. Stimson says he was brushing his teeth when he noticed police cars from the bathroom window. As he was going out to meet … Continue reading

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Charges dropped in NRA t-shirt case

By William R. Toler Charges have finally been dropped for a middle school student who refused to change his NRA t-shirt. Apparently the District Attorney was tired of looking like an ass, just like every other government official involved in the … Continue reading

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Zero-based government and morality-based government

By Terry Mcintyre Social conservatives often talk about morals and government, but seldom do they consistently apply the first to the second. This is an inherent flaw of “conservative” thinkers; they’re quite reluctant to throw anything away, even something as … Continue reading

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An open letter to Tim Daughtry

By Terry Mcintyre Tim Daughtry has been giving a talk regarding his book Waking The Sleeping Giant: How Mainstream Americans Can Beat Liberals At Their Own Game, which has a lot of agreeable lines, but dances right around an important … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout arrested for gun, administrator previously let off lightly

By William R. Toler Instead of earning another merit badge,  a Johnston County Eagle Scout was apprehended by  a man with a different type of badge. David “Cole” Withrow was arrested for having a shotgun in his truck in the … Continue reading

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Mother could face jail time for sick child’s absences

By William R. Toler Christine Gray could find herself in jail if her daughter misses one more day of school. The Pitt County mother was found guilty of violating the State’s Compulsory Attendance Law earlier this year, according to NewsChannel … Continue reading

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Update: Suspended student returns wearing same shirt

By William R. Toler After being suspended for refusing to turn his shirt inside out, Jared Marcum returned to school Monday wearing the very shirt that led to his suspension and arrest. That shirt portrayed a rifle and the logo … Continue reading

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Student arrested over 2A t-shirt

By William  R. Toler Jared Marcum was suspended and arrested for apparently going dressed to the terror of the public. The West Virginia eighth-grader faces charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process for wearing an NRA t-shirt, according to … Continue reading

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Lottery ‘reform’ could hurt stores, schools

By Corey Friedman Some lawmakers think North Carolina shoudn’t have a state lottery. Instead of calling for an outright repeal — a gamble they’d likely lose — critics want to weaken the lottery with a growing list of restrictions. The … Continue reading

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Private college police reports should be public record

By Corey Friedman When a law is so hazy and imprecise that the state’s highest court can’t decide how to interpret it, all that’s left is for lawmakers to go back to the drawing board. Less than a month after … Continue reading

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Random thoughts of a borderline anarchist Part 1: Roots of a radical

By William R. Toler It’s sort of a running joke around the office that I’m the “free speech, anti-government guy.” In fact, that’s often how the executive producer introduces me to newcomers. (Despite the fact that there are at least … Continue reading

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Unlearning Liberty: A must-read to deter the degradation of discourse

By William R. Toler It isn’t hard to see the extreme socio-political polarization running rampant across the purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain. Left versus right. Black versus white. Us versus them. One new book lays, at least … Continue reading

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