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Buehler found guilty of cussing at cop

By William R. Toler A Texas activist was found guilty Wednesday night for cussing at a cop. Antonio Buehler, co-founder of the Peaceful Streets Project (and West Point graduate), fought a disorderly conduct charge and lost…netting a whopping $1 fine … 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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Texas anti-grope bill fails

By William R. Toler Texas legislators failed to pass a bill Wednesday that would criminalize invasive pat downs by the Transportation Security Adminstration. The bill would have held TSA screeners responsible if “if they touched the buttocks, genitalia or breasts … Continue reading

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Under the thumb of Big Brother

By William R. Toler A story out of the United Kingdom caught the eyes of liberty-concious Americans this week. Students in Manchester, England are having to have their thumbprints scanned to check out library books, according to the Telegraph. The article, … Continue reading

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Texas: It’s like a whole other country

By Nina Kilbride Recently, Texas educators approved a number of controversial curriculum reforms. One change in the history textbooks: as “thinkers,” Thomas Jefferson is out and John Calvin is in. Why? This is what Texas taught me about Calvin: Calvinism … Continue reading

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Mall steals shirts to suppress speech

By Corey Friedman A suburban Dallas mall trampled a T-shirt vendor’s free speech rights when it seized shirts that bore an unflattering depiction of a crime-plagued city neighborhood. The shirts show a silhouetted figure stuffing a body into a car … Continue reading

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Giving the finger to free speech

By Corey Friedman The proud and rugged Lone Star State should amend its slogan: Don’t mess with Texas, because it’s easily offended. Capt. Alfred Decker, the assistant fire marshal for LaMarque, Texas, charged a woman with disorderly conduct after he … Continue reading

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