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Want to know how much your police chief and school principal are paid? How about a full rundown of your city council’s spending during that out-of-state conference? The information’s yours for the asking.

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On Aug. 11, 2014, officers from the Caldwell, Idaho, Police Department asked for Shaniz West’s permission to enter and search her home. They were looking for her ex-boyfriend. West authorized the search and handed over her keys.

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Monday, 18 November 2019 10:50

COLUMN: When government push comes to shove

Very few conservatives are “anti-government.” We believe government should be limited in scope, in order to maximize the freedom to make your own decisions and live according to your own values. But we also recognize that protecting that freedom is impossible without government.

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Monday, 23 September 2019 14:21

COLUMN: Uncertain policy has economic cost

Progressives and conservatives argue about economic policy all the time. At government’s current size and scope, would it better promote long-term growth to raise taxes and spend more or to lower taxes and spend less? During a recession, should government try to bolster demand by running large budget deficits or should it economize to keep debt from exploding?

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Andrew Yang's small but solid polling in the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination race shows that "Universal Basic Income" has gone from a fringe idea to an idea with a foothold in the popular consciousness.

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To the editor:

This is a response to Michael Maharrey’s opinion article “In God you must trust — or we'll pass a law.”

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RALEIGH — To the ears of politically engaged North Carolinians, it may sound strange to hear claims that changes in partisan control don’t yield significant changes in state policy. But among scholars, this has been a widespread view for many decades.

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According to CNN Business, "Facebook, YouTube and Twitter struggle to deal with New Zealand shooting video."

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While election scandals, national issues, and candidate announcements for 2019 and 2020 races have dominated the political headlines, North Carolina is continuing to head in the direction of greater freedom. That’s welcome.

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 16:42

LETTER: The Bible is pro-coercion

To the editor:

This is a response to Michael Maharrey's opinion column “Is the Bible 'Pro-Government?'”

Let's begin by stating some obvious facts. 

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