Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 9)

  • Governor Cooper, Don’t Ignore These Questions

    Many things have changed since the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread across the country in early 2020. One major change North Carolina has seen is in the way reporters in the state can ask questions to the Cooper administration. The change from in-person press conferences to online briefings has had…
    Brenee Goforth, August 11, 2020
  • N.C. State Guidance Puts Preschoolers in Classrooms and Kindergarteners on Computers

    The beginning of the school year is coming up fast. While many parents are preparing to school their children from home in the fall, parents of preschoolers will likely have the option to send their children back to the classroom. In his research brief this week, JLF’s Dr. terry Stoops…
    Brenee Goforth, August 7, 2020
  • The Questionable “Science and Data” Guiding the Cooper Administration

    The week before Gov. Roy Cooper announced his statewide mask mandate, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen went in front of the NC House Health Committee to make the case for masking the public. This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders took the liberty of examining the evidence Cohen provided to support a mask…
    Brenee Goforth, August 6, 2020
  • UNC Students Will Continue Paying Fees For Facilities They Can’t Use

    The UNC System has seen much change recently – from a new chairman to the UNC Board of Governors to a new Chancellor at their flagship campus, UNC Chapel Hill. However, one thing is not changing: tuition and fees. This week, JLF’s Dominic Coletti wrote a research brief on the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 4, 2020
  • Wake County Property Owner Challenges Eminent Domain Power

    Wake County property owner Beverly Rubin has been fighting a legal battle with the city of Apex for five years after the city used eminent domain to place a sewer line through her property. While this legal battle should have been over with a court decision in Ms. Rubin’s favor,…
    Brenee Goforth, July 31, 2020
  • Cancel Culture’s Chilling Effect on Free Speech and Scientific Research

    So-called “cancel culture” is currently on the rise in the United States. Cancel culture is a term used to refer to the “cancellation” of a person who says something outside of what is politically or culturally correct. For instance, if a person were to say something that could be perceived…
    Brenee Goforth, July 22, 2020
  • The Government as a Perpetuator of Inequality

    America is currently in the midst of a national conversation about race relations and inequality. While many are calling on government to solve these problems, it is important to remember many of these issues stem directly from government itself. In his most recent research brief, JLF’s Joe Coletti writes: Few…
    Brenee Goforth, July 16, 2020
  • Here’s What’s Up With N.C. Bowling Alleys

    On Tuesday, July 7, N.C. Business Court Judge James Gale issued a preliminary injunction that would allow for the reopening of bowling alleys across the state. Carolina Journal’s John Trump reports: Cooper on June 25 extended his moratorium on bars and gyms for three more weeks. Businesses such as restaurants…
    Brenee Goforth, July 9, 2020