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A modern-day poll tax for public notices

By Corey Friedman In the Jim Crow days of the early 1900s, state officials imposed a poll tax to prevent African-Americans and poor whites from voting. It took a decades-long civil rights struggle and a Supreme Court verdict to reverse … Continue reading

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Death of a Newsman

By James White I think it is safe to say that the media is dead. It is possible that I am late to this party and am like the last caveman to run out of his home yelling, “Look! I made … Continue reading

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Celebrating our fifth anniversary

  “I think it was worth it.” Five years after a grueling weekend of writing, designing, photography and editing produced the first issue of the Independent Register, former editor Corey Friedman expresses his lack of regret for the somewhat failed … Continue reading

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