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N.C. develops plan to regulate drones, including photography limits

By Corey Friedman If loose lips can sink ships, loose language can crash a statewide plan to regulate drones before the first unmanned flying machines even get off the ground. Lawmakers on a special state panel approved a working draft … Continue reading

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A warrantless witch hunt

By Corey Friedman Terrorists? Check. Spies? Check. Killers, mob bosses and would-be assassins? Check, check and check. But journalists? Federal prosecutors added reporters and editors to the list of people whose phone calls merit monitoring when they covertly seized two … Continue reading

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The false Left-Right Paradigm

By Victor Pross The world has been besieged by politicians, demagogues, and media pundits alike. From the talking heads of television towers to the cut-and-paste political caricature hacks of mainstream newspapers, every authority figure in American culture is crying out, … Continue reading

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New governor shuts out public

By Corey Friedman [Note: This post orginally appeared in The Wilson Times, and the tense has been edited to reflect that it's already happened.] Gov. Pat McCrory overlooked the symbolic significance of shutting the public and the press out of … 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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What if Obama was African-born?

By Richard C. Evey Libertarian/Patriot There has been talk about AKA and whether he was born in the United States or Kenya. Just to make it clear, AKA is the guy who lives in the White House. During his life, … Continue reading

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Branching out

Readers of the Independent Register will soon have a new medium to receive information. In an effort to combine different media formats,  Managing Editor William R. Toler has decided to start making documentaries. Independent Register films will be a collaboration between the I.R. … Continue reading

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Gestapo on the gridiron

By William R. Toler Freedom of the press doesn’t mean you get a free pass through a security check, to paraphrase an officer working security at a Jones Senior High School football game Sept. 12. As I parked the van and … Continue reading

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