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Wednesday, 07 April 2021 15:16

OPINION: Free people require free movement

“Vaccine passports” are the latest in a long line of unusual terms we’ve all become familiar with over the past year.

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In recent years, drones have captured the imagination nationwide. There are over 1.7 million FAA-registered drones in the U.S. And increasingly, they’re used not just for fun, but for work.

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RALEIGH — A growing number of senators are signing on to a bill that would make more information available to the public on government employee performance.

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Monday, 29 March 2021 14:51

OP-ED: What is the government trying to hide?

Many newspapers recently wrapped up coverage of Sunshine Week, a time set aside to promote government accountability through public records and public meetings.

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RALEIGH — A supermajority of the N.C. House has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to strengthen private property rights against eminent domain land takings.

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Kelo v. City of New London is one of the worst modern U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The 2005 high court case may not mean a lot to non-lawyers or to those not in a public policy field, but the 5-4 decision allowed for private property to be seized and transferred to another private party in the town of New London, Connecticut. A 2018 film titled “Little Pink House” starring Catherine Keener tells the harrowing story. A line from the film sums up the nightmare: “They can take your land. They can take your home, and it’s perfectly legal.”

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want public activism at government meetings to be a high-stakes affair with the threat of arrest hanging in the balance. 

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“Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign or placed in a remote work program,” The Daily Beast reports, “due to past marijuana use.”

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The easiest way to achieve sainthood in Washington is to cover up a federal atrocity. Thus, it is no surprise that former senator John Danforth continues to be treated by the Washington Post as a visionary statesman. The Post showcased Danforth’s attack on Donald Trump in October after Trump derided the Commission on Presidential Debates. Danforth, a permanent member of that commission, is one of the top five “useful idiots for Leviathan,” according to the revised rankings after the death of John McCain.

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A recent Carolina Journal story detailed Attorney General Josh Stein’s fight for school administrators to retain sweeping powers to regulate and punish North Carolina public school students for disfavored speech that occurs off-campus.

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