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RALEIGH — The pandemic and the government’s general response has exposed a curious paradox.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020 18:08

COLUMN: The feds can't even get Constitution Day right

Thursday will be "Constitution Day."

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RALEIGH — It’s a beautiful day for golfing in Pinehurst, or so North Carolina’s politicians would have you believe. Look closer, experts say, and you’ll see it’s a beautiful day for government handouts and corporate welfare. 

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Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:08

OPINION: Silence is not consent in politics, either

When you undergo a medical procedure or volunteer for a research study, you're presented with forms to sign, outlining what's going to happen (and what bad things could happen), and expressly consenting to have those things happen.

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RALEIGH — Whether a judge rules in favor of Gov. Roy Cooper or decides to throw out Cooper’s executive orders, he knows his decision is likely to head straight to the N.C. Supreme Court.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2020 12:21

COLUMN: 'Anarchist' is not an insult

"These are anarchists, these are not protesters," U.S. President Donald Trump said on July 20, defending his decision to unleash Department of Homeland Security hooligans on anti-police-violence demonstrators in Portland. 

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RALEIGH — An effort by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration is matching North Carolina college students in need of work experience with local governments and nonprofits seeking additional help to support COVID-19 response efforts.

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Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that shields cops from liability for actions taken in the line of duty unless they violate rights “clearly established” by existing judicial precedent. No statute exists granting qualified immunity. It evolved over time based on a series of Supreme Court cases.

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 13:16

OP-ED: Government needs more accountability

In a country such as ours, good government has to start at the bottom and work its way up. If we look from the top down, we will always be disappointed.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. A bill recently filed in the House presents an opportunity for those senior officials to show commitment to the state’s “sunshine laws.”

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