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The jaded few

By Sarah Snider It seems to me that with all the changes happening in our world, you come across folks who are either really passionate about one side or the other, or those who can’t seem to muster up the … Continue reading

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Learn, teach the Constitution’s message of freedom

By Corey Friedman A senseless act of terror that killed three people and injured more than 250 others could lead to limits on individual rights that make the “land of the free” less so. A survey gauging Americans’ awareness of … Continue reading

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Student fights back against tracking

By William R. Toler Andrea Hernandez may get kicked out of school. Not for fighting. Not for bringing a gun to school. Not for drugs. The reason: refusing to accept an ID card with an RFID tracking chip in it. … Continue reading

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Constitution: Still revoloutionary

By Corey Friedman Two and a quarter centuries after American patriots signed it with quill and ink, the Constitution and its guarantees of personal liberty are still revolutionary in much of the world. As we mark the Constitution’s 225th anniversary … 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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Jefferson and nose rings

By William R. Toler What does Thomas Jefferson have in common with nose rings? They’re both the subject of tonight’s updates. Monday, Johnston County Schools announced that it would drop it’s appeal for a dress code “violator” after a settlement … Continue reading

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Secret Knowledge: Arena of Faith Part I

By Adam Carlson A Brief History of Man’s Search for God Ever since man became aware of his surroundings he has struggled to make sense of what he cannot explain. He looks high and low and attributes these unexplained phenomenons … Continue reading

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Religion, politics and the ‘Christian Right’

By Adam Carlson The First Amendment to the American Constitution outlines a concept known as “separation of church and state.” This legislation prohibits the making of any law favoring an established religion, interfering with the free exercise of religion, infrinfging … Continue reading

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Secret Knowledge

By Adam Carlson “The Devil’s greatest trick was convincing man that he does not exist.” What is “Secret Knowledge?” It is the true history and nature of a thing or an event that has been masked in part or in … Continue reading

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Child soldiers in parents’ holy war

By Ryan Graczkowski The News and Observer ran a story from the Chicago Tribune. A couple undergoing a divorce is currently warring it out over the religion of their child. When they married, the husband converted out of Catholicism to … Continue reading

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Backward, Christian soldiers

By Corey Friedman As applied to hardline, hellfire, pulpit-pounding preachers, the term “fundamentalist” is a misnomer. Today’s evangelical Christians are quick to volunteer for the Republican Party — let’s elect more God-fearing folks to public office! — and hold picket … Continue reading

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