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Grounding drones a win for privacy

By Corey Friedman North Carolinians will largely be free from spying eyes high above their heads — at least for the next two years. State lawmakers included a provision in the 2013 Appropriations Act that prevents state and local authorities … 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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Keeping carry permits open record could be a good thing

By Corey Friedman Some North Carolina lawmakers think the names of concealed handgun permit and gun purchase permit holders should be a state secret. State Sen. Buck Newton is sponsoring a bill to exclude gun permits from the North Carolina … 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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Secession obsession

By William R. Toler There has been a lot of talk lately about secession. If states should secede. If they CAN secede. Since the re-election of President Barack Obama, petitions from residents of all 50 states have flooded the “We … Continue reading

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Johnson, Stein to debate in D.C.

By William R. Toler The presidential debates aren’t over yet. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party hopeful Jill Stein will square off one final time in Washington, D.C. on October 30 at the studio of RT America. Johnson and … Continue reading

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Johnson, Howe excluded from debates

By William R. Toler Despite the best efforts of the two major political parties and the mainstream media, third-party candidates aren’t giving up. According to Policymic.com, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson will join Jill Stein (Green Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution … Continue reading

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The Failure Presidency

By Zac Goldstein History does not unfold in a vacuum, and neither do presidential terms. Nearly four years have passed since Barack Obama was elected, and in order to evaluate his tenure in the Oval Office, one must examine the … 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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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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Supreme Court approves taxation of not buying something

William R. Toler I don’t even know where to begin. The Supreme Court of the United States of America effectively ruled Thursday that the federal government can tax the people for NOT doing something. The central issue regarding the Affordable … Continue reading

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NDAA causes controversy

By William R. Toler You wouldn’t think something as innocent-sounding as the National Defense Authorization Act would pose such a threat to the people of the nation. On first thought, it sounds like just funding the military….which is just what … Continue reading

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Hyper partisanship: a Downward Spiral

By Justin A. Chick Since the advent of the United States and its application by our founding fathers, the party system of Democracy was designed to protect and represent our nation’s populace. Unlike the Monarchy of 18th century Great Britain, … Continue reading

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Hoffa ‘hates’ on conservatives

By Chris Kling Did you hear what Jimmy Hoffa said at Obama’s de facto re-election rally that tax payers paid for? He was speaking to the union faithful, stirring up support for President Obama who would take the dais later. … Continue reading

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