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Rustic living against living regulations

By William R. Toler Eustace Conway is a simple man. He lives off the land in the mountains of North Carolina and teaches others to do the same. But leave it to government to get in the way of someone’s … Continue reading

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PINAC founder ‘Not Guilty’

By William R. Toler What is a “real” journalist? According to Miami prosecutors, apparently a “real” journalist is one that doesn’t question the police. And apparently, police and prosecutors don’t think Carlos Miller is a real journalist, as he told … Continue reading

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College Greens left out of debate

By William R. Toler It isn’t just on the national stage that third-parties find themselves being excluded. A recent debate held at East Carolina University featured speakers representing several student political groups…except the ECU Greens. I was made aware of … Continue reading

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Open letter to a news director

To Matt Miller, news director of WXIX-TV: Thank you for hiring Ben Swann and allowing him to produce Reality Check. Working in television news myself, it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone in the mainstream media actually cover stories that … Continue reading

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Principal parodies are protected speech

By Corey Friedman Students who poke fun at their principal or skewer the superintendent through online parody pages could go to jail under a shortsighted state law passed last month. North Carolina’s School Violence Prevention Act defines building a fake … Continue reading

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Updates: Raub released, Ademo appeals

By William R. Toler One week after being detained, a former Marine can return to his Virginia home. Thursday, a judge ordered the release of Brandon Raub, who had been shuffled between two psychiatric wards since his “arrest” Aug. 16 … Continue reading

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Former Marine detained, held for mental evaluation over Facebook posts

By William R. Toler In a move that would have only seemed possible to some during the Bush Administration, a Virginia man has been taken into custody and is being held against his will, without criminal charges. Former Marine Brandon Raub … Continue reading

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Community colleges earn failing grades on free speech

By Corey Friedman College is supposed to be a marketplace of ideas — a place where students examine a range of diverse viewpoints, champion some and challenge others. At some North Carolina schools, however, robust debate is off the syllabus … Continue reading

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Abortion and bike helmets: A debate of personal responsibilty

By William R. Toler I’ve often heard from conservatives that you can’t reason with liberals. Even when you use their own logic to try and make them see your point it seems…well…pointless. The social networking site Facebook has become known … Continue reading

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DPI goes back to the drawing board

By William  R. Toler The people of North Carolina can claim a small victory in protecting education. The News & Observer reports that the Department of Public Instruction has scrapped a proposal that would revamp U.S. History in the eleventh … Continue reading

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1877 is not Year 1

By Nina Kilbride The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is in the process of overhauling the curriculum for North Carolina public schools.  The DPI has asked for feedback on the proposed curriculum through Feb. 15.  I reviewed the proposed … Continue reading

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