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NEWS & COMMENTARY

The week in review

The first 10 articles posted below on our Home Page on the weekend are ranked according to the most interest generated during the last week....more >>
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Americans are losing their personal freedom faster than most nations

From the Washington Examiner we have confirmation of what we have been saying for the last few years….our personal liberties are being stolen from us, one bit at the time. Now a new study confirms it....more >>
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An Open Letter to the Board of Commissioners from Warren Smith

The following Open Letter was sent to us by Warren Smith upon his submitting it to the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners:
Commissioners: The Pew Trust anticipates a 1% decrease in NC prison inmates over the next 4 years....more >>
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Will the election end Beaufort's cartel politics?

The elections are over. Now the fun begins, if you can call it fun. Observers of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners are watching to see how the board changes. Here's how we see things shaping up....more >>
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Burr votes to allow NSA to continue to spy on Americans

N. C.'s Republican Senator Richard Burr voted against reigning in the NSA spying on Americans. Here's how Roll Call.com reports yesterday's (11-18-14) action
An effort backed by the Obama administration to overhaul the NSA's controversial surveillance activities died in the Senate Tuesday....more >>
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The case for impeachment of B. H. Obama

Andrew McCarthy, writing in National Review.com, explains why Barack Obama should be impeached:
In writing Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment, I had a purpose: Explain that the capacity of Congress to oust a lawless president is central to the Framers' design of our governing system....more >>

Sen. Sessions reacts to Obama's illegal amnesty

Even Obama said it was illegal...before he had a reason to ignore that fact

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) writes in USA Today:
Americans defeated President Obama's disastrous amnesty plans both in Congress and at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation and declared that he will impose his rejected amnesty through the brute force of executive order....more >>
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The ethanol scam: Another example of special interests corrupting sound public policy

Newsmax.com is reporting:
America is enjoying a huge oil and gas boom due to improved drilling techniques, yet the nation's energy sector is still plagued by government intervention and favoritism, a report from the Heritage Foundation warns....more >>
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Smug Obama administration duped the public

Charles Lipson, writing in the Chicago Tribune says:
The viral video of the week, at least among policy wonks, shows one of Obamacare's key architects saying that the health care law passed only because the administration deceived the public....more >>
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D'ya think?

Rules for conservatives?

Rules for Conservatives?? We keep hearing about Saul Alinski and his "Rules for Radicals". Mostly we bad mouth it and him and let it go at that. Maybe that isn't the smartest thing we could be doing....more >>
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Obama is about to commit an act of constitutional infamy

Peter Wehner, writing at commentarymagazine.com offers the following on Obama coming Executive Order on immigration:
The president will present his case on behalf of his forthcoming executive order on amnesty tomorrow at 8 p....more >>
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Which justices are in play in the new ObamaCare case?

ObamaCare is headed back to the Supreme Court. Many legal scholars expect the outcome this time to be different. Michael Dorf, writing at Justia Verdict has an interesting, albeit esoteric for Legal Eagles, discussion of the issues that will be presented to the Court and how it may handle them....more >>
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JLF promotes Swanson to president and CEO as 25th anniversary approaches

There are changes happening at North Carolina's premier conservative "think tank," the John Locke Foundation. Here's the recent press release announcing those changes:
As the John Locke Foundation prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary with new programs and initiatives, the free-market think tank is also announcing the promotion of Executive Vice President Kory Swanson to the post of president and CEO....more >>
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Video gaming loses a big one

The video gaming/gambling business in North Carolina lost a big one Tuesday (11-18-14) when the Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that two operators' conviction of violating the recently revised state law were valid....more >>
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Beaufort GOP changes chairmen

There was a changing of the guard at the regular monthly meeting of the Beaufort County Republican Executive Committee November 18, 2014. Proctor Kidwell tendered his resignation as County Chairman and the Committee elected Keith Kidwell to replace him....more >>
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The real reason ISIS takes hostages and beheads them

The civilized world has been horrified by the video of Muslim extremists beheading Americans and other nations' citizens. Moreover, anyone who has kept up with what has happened to our service men and women who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those who fought in Vietnam know that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome is a very real artifact of modern warfare....more >>
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GOP strategy to block Obama's executive amnesty is beginning to emerge

Matthew Boyle, writing at Brietbart.com reviews the developing story of how the Republicans may try to block Obama's Executive Action Amnesty. He reports:
A clearer picture of the strategy Republicans in both the House and the Senate will use to stop President Barack Obama's planned executive amnesty in government funding bills is beginning to emerge....more >>
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ECU audit shows they're doing much better financially than most of the families in their service area

Meanwhile, disgruntled faculty whine about those Terrible Republicans

The State Auditor's Office has released its 2014 financial audit of East Carolina University. You can review the entire report by ...more >>
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A year ago Obama said it was illegal to do what he now proposes to do

There is strong opposition to the approach Barack Obama is planning to take on immigration. It is coming from none other than….well, Barack Obama. Only a year ago. The New York Times is reporting:
President Obama is poised to ignore stark warnings that executive action on immigration would amount to "violating our laws" and would be "very difficult to defend legally....more >>
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There's still fat in the state budget

When we talk about government waste, it's important to remember that some of this state spending is about attractive projects … that nevertheless aren't core functions of government, and that can and should be supported by voluntary patrons and donors....more >>
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From The Right

R-E-S-P-E-C-T-- MIA in our Culture

R-E-S-P-E-C-T-- MIA in our Culture Aretha Franklin once sang a song called R-E-S-P-E-C-T, something our current culture appears to have forgotten. It is definitely M-I-A( Missing in Action) in our current environment....more >>
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Southern Reflections

Who needs enemies?

As one who usually finds it beneficial to vote with my Republican friends, it's sometimes a confusing arrangement. We recently read where our GOP Governor is suing our GOP legislative leaders....more >>

No, the People are not stupid. They voted overwhelmingly to kill ObamaCare and the Jail/Courthouse. Those who now vote best realize it, or therein will lie the stupidity.

Burke Beu is a pretty ordinary American. He holds no high office. He works as a counselor in a social service agency. Read that as he is, at his core, a liberal. He is a lifelong Democrat....more >>
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AgentPierceSaid

Now we know who is responsible for banishing Kay Hagan

In a rare convergence of partisan agreement, every itty bitty sub-group in that Glorious Big Tent of the Democrat Party has officially and adamantly declared: "We (insert name of weirdo sub-group) are NOT responsible for the Historic Not An Indictment Of Obama Humiliating Butt-Whupping that Democrats took last Tuesday"....more >>
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AgentPierceSaid

If you're not outraged you have not been paying close enough attention

If you're not outraged about what has been going on and UNC-CH you're just not paying attention. Get with it. Read this:
The name "Deborah Crowder" has transcended the borders of UNC's "Great Unpleasantness"....more >>
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A Libertarian's Library

Political entrepreneurs are crowding out the entrepreneurs

The following appeared at Real Clear Markets--- Entrepreneurs launching "disruptive technologies" are reshaping markets across the U.S. economy, often by disintermediation and innovation....more >>
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The militarization of law enforcement--A case of the cure being worse than the disease.

This article is an older post (2-18-14) that has gone viral on the internet. On 5-9-14 it was ranked 77 of 268,000 articles on the topic by Google. It has been viewed over one million times, most of which came after it rolled off our home page, indicating that the traffic was being driven by links from other websites. Most of those websites are gun related websites. Clearly this topic generates a tremendous amount of interest, both in linked-to's and in page views....more >>
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