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Labor board: Take your politics to work

By Corey Friedman
| January 13, 2022

The National Labor Relations Board wants to open the door to workplace activism, but winning its cas...

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Congress can’t regulate social media

By Corey Friedman
| January 8, 2022

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is on a rampage after Twitter deactivated her account and Facebook place...

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School censors lose another battle

By Corey Friedman
| December 22, 2021

School boards, superintendents and principals in the Garden State are on notice: No more censorship ...

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‘Bodyright’ can’t right online wrongs

By Corey Friedman
| December 16, 2021

Registered trademark and copyright symbols beware: A well-meaning impostor is joining your ranks. Th...

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Prisons share blame for contraband cellphones

By Corey Friedman
| December 10, 2021

Guards found 26 cellphones and chargers stashed inside five basketballs tossed over a barbed-wire fe...

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Democracy dies in news deserts

By Corey Friedman
| November 18, 2021

Claiming territory like a conquering army, a vast desert is on the march. It swallows small towns, s...

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Junk science sacks star quarterback

By Corey Friedman
| November 11, 2021

Aaron Rodgers misled the public about his vaccination status, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback ...

OPINION

Turn clocks back on daylight saving time

By Corey Friedman
| November 4, 2021

Twice a year, the federal government gives back something it took from millions of Americans with th...

Serving as Wilson County's local news source for 125 years, The Wilson Times has chronicled Wilson milestones including announcements of a Firestone tire plant in March 1973, left, and the Centro mixed-use project downtown that will include a new Wilson Family YMCA along with apartments, restaurants and retail space.

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4 reasons to become a Times subscriber

By Corey Friedman
| November 1, 2021

After a year and a half in COVID-19’s grip, the United States has fewer local news reporters to tell...

OPINION

Cancel drug patents when the public pays

By Corey Friedman
| October 21, 2021

Pope Francis is urging drugmakers to release their lucrative patents on coronavirus vaccines, allowi...

Dave Chappelle is shown arriving at a Washington awards ceremony to receive the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 27, 2019.

OPINION

Chappelle’s challenge: Conversation, not cancellation

By Corey Friedman
| October 14, 2021

Who makes a more credible ally: the self-important scolds who presume to speak for you, or the true ...

OPINION

Trigger warning: This won’t be helpful

By Corey Friedman
| October 7, 2021

As they write next semester’s syllabus, some professors will make a cynical calculation: It’s better...

Princeton University, an Ivy League school ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of top national universities, came in a lackluster 135th out of 154 institutions in the 2021 College Free Speech Rankings.

OPINION

Campus censors fear Leonard Law clones

By Corey Friedman
| October 1, 2021

What do Harvard, Princeton, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins have in common? These elite private univers...

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Calls to reject 'controversial' letters are misguided

By Corey Friedman
| September 28, 2021

Blaming the bearer of bad news is an all-too-human impulse, but we’ve known for 2,000 years that sho...

OPINION

Flag censors flunk patriotism test

By Corey Friedman
| September 23, 2021

When Oregon school officials tried to banish political symbols from the classroom, English teacher G...

OPINION

Lying leaders can’t be truth police

By Corey Friedman
| September 23, 2021

If you think the federal government should act swiftly to remove coronavirus fibs and falsehoods fro...

OPINION

Protect citizens who film the police

By Corey Friedman
| September 2, 2021

Do you have a First Amendment right to record police officers in public? If you instinctively said y...

OPINION

Can Rand Paul's populism remake the GOP?

By Corey Friedman
| August 26, 2021

Congress set an ignoble record when it replenished the coronavirus relief piggy bank in December. Th...

OPINION

Make college affordable, not free

By Corey Friedman
| August 16, 2021

A budget resolution that cleared the Senate last week sets the stage for one of President Joe Biden’...

OPINION

Censorship is worse than hate speech

By Corey Friedman
| August 9, 2021

Social media companies are scarcely lifting a finger to police antisemitism on their platforms, rese...


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