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Unpacking North Carolina’s Ballot Initiative Shortfall

February 26, 2024

. . . voting measures are opportunities for citizens of a state to propose a change in legislation or a state constitutional amendment.  Ballot initiatives are commonly viewed as a pure form of democracy and may be utilized by those who feel underrepresented by their state or local politicians. ...[Continue Reading]

To Drink or Not to Drink?

February 6, 2024

The 21st Amendment was passed on December 5, 1933, ending the nationwide prohibition.  North Carolinian drinkers rejoiced, although their celebrations were short-lived. The state stayed true to its temperance roots and continued to enforce its state-wide prohibition for several months. ...[Continue Reading]

The Copyright War on Recipes in the Kitchen

February 5, 2024

However, copyright laws, though helpful for larger works such as cookbooks and websites, may not be as accessible to those who create their culinary works through other individual platforms, such as food blogs, videos, and podcasts.  Social media outlets create inclusive communities to build networks both to share recipes and also to copy recipes without giving credit where it is duly earned.  In order to combat this, it may be up to those communities to create a shared space of respect and appreciation without relying on the legal system.  ...[Continue Reading]
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