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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses New York Times’ warning about free speech

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the New York Times’ column warning about America’s “free-speech problem.” Kokai offered these comments during the March 25, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

Mitch Kokai
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Jordan Peterson returns to Durham 4 years after city moves to ‘cancel’ him

Canadian professor, author, and psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson on Thursday offered a non-political and largely academic lecture on the psychology of beauty, dreams, and purpose. The reaction from city officials and activists to the address at the Durham Performing Arts Center was night-and-day from the one leading up to his appearance four years earlier.  It...

David Larson
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Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring

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Book ‘I, Citizen’ offers blueprint for reclaiming American self-governance

From their commanding heights in political parties, media, academia, and government, partisans have attacked one another for years. Increasingly they’ve convinced everyday Americans to join the fray. The real threat to our union isn’t Red vs. Blue America, it’s the quiet collusion within our nation’s political class to take away that most American of freedoms: our...

Mitch Kokai
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Operation Christmas Child continues despite rising costs, supply chain issues

Rampant inflation, supply chain issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic aren’t dampening the Christmas spirit at the international Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse. Volunteers are hard at work this week collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts for needy children across the globe. Operation Christmas Child began in 1993 as a simple way to deliver shoebox gifts — filled...

David N. Bass
Opinion

What COVID? Yes, Biden and Cooper, that’s how most of us feel

Excuses and blame. A familiar theme these days, a common thread. President Biden and Gov. Roy Cooper, both Democrats, have mastered the artless tack to dangerous and constitutionally dubious levels. On Afghanistan, Biden blames a string of past presidents, stopping just short of Eisenhower. On COVID, Trump is a frequent target. The same goes for...

John Trump
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We can’t solve societal ills without strong fathers

We are living in an unprecedented time in American history. Never before have we had so many social issues or ills. From gun violence, teen pregnancy, incarceration, drug abuse, and the list goes on and on. As you read this, you are adding problems to the list yourself. If you just stop and think about...

Jeff Zenger