Daniel Simpson

Daniel is a Research Intern at the John Locke Foundation. A graduate of Duke University, Class of 2011, he majored in Public Policy and History with a minor in Statistics. When he isn't immersed in politics or a good book, he can often be found rooting on Duke Basketball, the Carolina Panthers, the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Atlanta Braves.

Posts by Daniel Simpson

  • NC Employment numbers put “recovery” into question

    In a recent post, Fergus Hodgson attempted to shed some light on national unemployment numbers by looking not at the unemployment rate, but at the employment-to-population ratio. The unemployment rate, he points out, is often politicized and doesn’t show the full picture. This critique is spot on. The unemployment…
    Daniel Simpson, March 2, 2012
  • In Florida, women go for Romney in droves

    Last night, as many of you know by now, Mitt Romney won an overwhelming victory in Florida, defeating Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul by a margin of 46.4% – 31.9% – 13.4% – 7.0% respectively. Romney won the swing state with a higher percentage of the vote…
    Daniel Simpson, February 1, 2012
  • Marco Rubio delivers GOP’s weekly address ahead of Florida primary

    This week, Florida Senator Marco Rubio delivered the GOP’s weekly address, in which he addressed the “promise of America” and panned Barack Obama for “making everything worse”. Rubio, considered by many as one of the GOP’s brightest young stars, is seen as a potential Vice Presidential candidate. In fact, Gingrich…
    Daniel Simpson, January 29, 2012
  • Warren Buffett’s secretary does not deserve sympathy

    During the State of the Union address this week, President Obama made a central point of asserting that the rich do not pay their fair share in taxes in this country. His proof? Warren Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, who had a place of honor sitting with Michelle Obama during the…
    Daniel Simpson, January 26, 2012
  • Gingrich falls flat without an audience.

    All eyes were on Florida last night as the four remaining GOP candidates for president gathered at the University of South Florida for the first of two debates in advance of the January 31 Florida primary. In the wake of his stunning and decisive win in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich…
    Daniel Simpson, January 24, 2012
  • The Internet goes black

    As many of you have no doubt already noticed, websites all over the Internet have chosen today to protest two bills currently in front of Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). The New York Times, in an article this morning, offers an brief…
    Daniel Simpson, January 18, 2012
  • Thoughts from last night’s GOP debate

    The five remaining GOP candidates for president met last night in Myrtle Beach for one of the most heated and confrontational debates yet. From the very beginning, it was obvious that the other candidates realized that this was one of the final chances to unseat Romney as the presumptive favorite.
    Daniel Simpson, January 17, 2012
  • Looking ahead to tonight’s GOP Debate

    Tonight at 9 PM on FoxNews, the South Carolina GOP will host one of the last debates before the primary on January 21st. Participating in tonight’s debate will be Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry (Jon Huntsman dropped out of the race this morning). This…
    Daniel Simpson, January 16, 2012