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A look back at 2013

Another year is in the can and another begins. That means it’s time for another obligatory year-in-review story, or as Contributing Editor Corey Friedman says: “It’s time to do this thing we do infrequently.” [We haven’t done one the past … Continue reading

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License to blog?

By William R. Toler I love North Carolina. It’s a beautiful state, from the miles of beaches on the Atlantic Coast to the hazy hills of the southern Appalachians. But sometimes the idoacy of the “powers that be” make me sad … Continue reading

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Media bias nothing new

By William R. Toler The media bias on Rep. Ron Paul when it comes to the presidential election is not a new development. It’s been going on since the last election. During the 2008 election I watched as Paul was … 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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The ‘Nanny State’ of North Carolina

By William R. Toler My home state was recently the recipient of an award that’s not so honor-worthy. North Carolina was named Reason.tv’s “Nanny State of the Month” for May 2011. The reason for Reason’s choice: a 1993 ban on … Continue reading

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Delaware debacle over basketball goals

By William R. Toler Residents in a Delaware neighborhood experienced heavy-handed enforcement of a state law, but not without a bit of opposition. According to an Associated Press story, workers from the state transportation department rolled down a particular street … Continue reading

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Big Brother and the Nanny State

By William R. Toler When it comes to the overreaching of government, there are usually two paternal personifications: Big Brother and the Nanny State. Both are invasive in their own right and typically used in tyranical tandem to undermine the … Continue reading

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Are we really free?

By William R. Toler Americans, in general, often laud our freedoms. Usually, the freedoms most openly discussed and debated are those guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. … Continue reading

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