Brooke Medina

Vice President of Communications
Brooke likes capitalism, Reese's, and CS Lewis.

Posts by Brooke Medina (page 1)

  • Time To Put Government On a Diet

    This past weekend, I visited West Jefferson, a lovely town tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I enjoyed spending time interacting with the small business owners that opened their doors to tourists like me. The owner of Mountain Outfitters was extremely helpful, ensuring my husband and I found the…
    Brooke Medina, October 20, 2021
  • Oh, Ship. How Supply Chain Delays Will Impact the Holidays.

    The holidays might be a little less warm and cozy if continued supply chain and labor market woes don’t reverse course soon. Those frumpy (but delightfully fuzzy) Santa socks you were waiting to buy and that heady and sultry scotch you wanted to serve your guests might be stuck in a shipping…
    Brooke Medina, October 12, 2021
  • Show Me the Crypto

    The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)  wants to oversee it and China has outlawed it. But North Carolina and a handful of other states might just pave the way for it to flourish. What am I talking about? Cryptocurrency; Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other blockchain currencies are growing in use,…
    Brooke Medina, September 27, 2021
  • Is It Censorship or Accountability?

    “Did you have a version of cancel culture when you were growing up?” he asked me. My 15-year-old son looked at me, waiting for my answer as we sat at a stoplight several weeks ago. I thought about it for a few seconds, not entirely sure there was something that resembled…
    Brooke Medina, September 22, 2021
  • Government Drives Up Consumer Costs

    Government is a necessary institution, and I would argue that, when it is fulfilling its constitutionally designated role, it has the capacity for much good. I realize some of my most libertarian friends rally around a battle cry of “Taxation is theft” as they raise their well-worn copy of The Law (a…
    Brooke Medina, September 20, 2021
  • The U-Hauls Are Coming

    Those of us who live here know very well what a wonderful state North Carolina is to call home, and if you’ve subscribed to On Locke, our weekly Monday morning newsletter, for more than a few months, you’ve likely heard me sing praises of our significant…
    Brooke Medina, August 30, 2021
  • TikTok, Fox, or Vox…Who Do You Trust?

    Generation Z, those born between 1997 and 2012, are less likely than Boomers and Gen X, to trust news channels like Fox News and CNN. However, they’re twice as likely to trust international news sources such as BBC and Al Jazeera than Boomers. The way Americans consume media falls along the dividing line…
    Brooke Medina, August 4, 2021
  • Housing Must Keep Up With Job Growth

    The future belongs to the cities that can keep affordable housing growth properly matched to job growth. And that’s proving too difficult for some city governments, especially in states with extensive land-use regulations. Perhaps cities like San Francisco, Boston, and New York should take a lesson or two from North…
    Brooke Medina, July 20, 2021