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Christy Clark, the Democratic candidate for N.C. House District 98, asked Harris Teeter and Kroger to stop selling foam can coolers bearing pro-Second Amendment messages.

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Empty symbolism in the gun control debate

By Corey Friedman
| June 24, 2022

A product meant to keep beer and soda cans cold made Christy Clark hot under the collar. A former No...

Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, is shown in a FIRE publicity photo. Lukianoff is coauthor of the bestselling 2018 book “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure,” written with social psychologist and business ethics professor Jonathan Haidt.

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FIRE’s growth spells calamity for censors

By Corey Friedman
| June 9, 2022

Traffic cops who arrest drivers for flipping the bird, municipal paper-pushers who deny protest perm...

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In school prayer, let the students lead

By Corey Friedman
| May 12, 2022

The religious right will rejoice if the Supreme Court upbraids a public school district for parting ...

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Musk can thwart Twitter’s true censors

By Corey Friedman
| April 21, 2022

When whistleblowers tried to expose conditions in a Saudi women’s prison and advocate for human righ...

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Politicians can’t block online critics

By Corey Friedman
| March 17, 2022

Government secrecy doesn’t require a high-level security clearance, a locked vault in the bowels of ...

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Rittenhouse takes aim at free speech

By Corey Friedman
| March 4, 2022

Whether Kyle Rittenhouse is your idea of a steely-eyed patriot or a cold-blooded killer, one thing’s...

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Child support complicates abortion debate

By Corey Friedman
| January 28, 2022

Crossing partisan battle lines and taking heavy fire from both sides, Rep. Forrest Bennett unwitting...

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Clickbait crusaders challenge cops

By Corey Friedman
| January 24, 2022

An activist’s testy exchange with a small-town police chief is stoking outsize outrage on YouTube, t...

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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 ...

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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.

OPINION

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 ...

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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...


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