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William Toler: Profile of a news activist

By Hugh D. Fegely [Note: The following was written as an academic paper by Fegely, a former co-worker of Toler’s at WCTI-TV, for a news reporting and writing class at Ashford University in March. Some reformatting and editing was done … Continue reading

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Couple cuffed for lit near Liberty Bell

By William R. Toler Oh, sweet irony. A video recently posted on YouTube features a man and woman sitting on the ground near Independence Hall handcuffed for at least 10 minutes. The reason for their detainment: passing out fliers. What’s … 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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Thoughts on minarchism

By Will Porter Minarchists claim that we need to have an institution who levies taxation just for some essential services. They claim that without this agency doing this, we would have all kinds of terrible problems, starving children, etc. Voluntaryists … Continue reading

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Gun control flouts Constitution

By Corey Friedman President Barack Obama brought four children to the stage Wednesday as he unveiled his gun control initiative at the White House. He should have invited Kendra St. Clair. St. Clair, who is 12, shot an intruder through … Continue reading

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Contraception coverage should be companies’ choice

By Corey Friedman Hobby Lobby Stores could be fined more than $1 million per day after the national craft store chain refused to follow a federal requirement to include emergency contraception in its employee health plans. The mandate is part … Continue reading

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Where is your ‘line in the sand’?

By Eric Voliva I have a question for you; it’s not meant to be answered, nor is its purpose to cause angry discourse. It’s a question that I ask solely for your serious–and internal–consideration; and I sincerely hope you do … Continue reading

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To vote, or not to vote?

By William R. Toler Though I haven’t yet read Shakespeare’s Hamlet (one of the many books I have that are on my I’ll-get-around-to-it list), I know a bit about the title character from Jasper Fforde’s Something Rotten. I know the Dane … 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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Survey says: Americans ignorant of redress of grievances

By Corey Friedman Just one in every 20 Americans knows why we have the right to speak at county commissioners’ meetings and write letters to our congressman. An abysmal 4 percent of adults named the right to petition government for … Continue reading

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Lemonade, lactose and liberty

By William R. Toler As a writer, it would be great if my lead sentence could be: Lemonade will fill the Reflecting Pool in the nation’s capitol Aug. 17 & 18. But that’s probably not accurate. What is accurate is that … Continue reading

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Open letter to the taxman

By William R. Toler Four years ago, on the day this nation celebrates freedom, I penned (or rather, originally penciled) an inner monologue that Corey Friedman titled “A taxonomy of taxes.” It was a somewhat sophomoric look at the number … Continue reading

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There goes the Judge

By William R. Toler Shortly after 4 pm, FOX Business Network announced a reshuffling of programming which included cancelling Freedom Watch hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano. And Libertarians across the country are pissed. In a press release, the network announced … Continue reading

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Golden Rule booed in S.C.

By William R. Toler “[C]an’t believe the golden rule got booed in SC. wow.” That was the status from a Facebook “friend” during the GOP debate Monday night in the Palmetto State. The Golden Rule, treat others as you would … Continue reading

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War: What is it good for?

By William R. Toler As we reflect on this Memorial Day, as everyone breaks out the stars and bars to wave around in a temporary sense “Yay America,” I cringe at the thought of a tired cliche: They fought and … Continue reading

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