Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor
Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. Her career has been spent in marketing, public relations and writing, and includes 11 years at The Arizona Republic, the daily newspaper serving metropolitan Phoenix. Donna co-hosts Carolina Journal Radio, JLF's weekly syndicated radio show. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and is married to Rick Martinez, VP of News and Information at Curtis Media Group. Donna and Rick host "The Triangle's Afternoon News with Rick and Donna," a weekday 3 to 6 pm radio talk show heard from the Triangle through eastern North Carolina on NewsRadio 680 WPTF. She and Rick live in Wake County with their dogs Bo and Hank.

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 1)

  • Is Biden’s Vaccine Mandate On Private Business Even Legal?

    President Biden is seeking, through a rule from OSHA, to force private businesses with more than 100 employees to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. But does Joe Biden have the authority to do that? Is it legal? At this week’s Shaftesbury Society forum, I talked with…
    Donna Martinez, October 19, 2021
  • Whew! Fauci Gives the Vaccinated Permission To Enjoy The Holidays

    Were you worried you wouldn’t get official government permission to celebrate and enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas? For those who believe the government has the answer, worry no more. On ABC News This Week, host Martha Radditz asked Dr. Anthony Fauci for his guidelines. Seriously, folks. Do we really…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2021
  • This Is What He Really Thinks About Masks

    The photo of President Biden says it all. No mask in a public place, in violation of the mandate in D.C., and the restaurant itself. Think about it the next time you hear our president verbally wag his finger at Americans as he tells us he knows what’s best for…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2021
  • Locke’d & Loaded: We Will Not Comply.

    We will not comply. She’s Locke’d & Loaded. Locke CEO Amy Cooke takes apart President Biden’s alarming attempt to force businesses to require their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine – or face the consequences. Click below to watch. Make no mistake: Mr. Biden does not have…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2021
  • Locke President: Forced Recusal of 2 GOP Justices Would Set Alarming Precedent

    The will of the people and the credibility of North Carolina’s Supreme Court are hanging in the balance. In a piece published by the News & Observer, Locke President Donald Bryson sounds the alarm and urges prudence when it comes to what is a clearly political move by the…
    Donna Martinez, October 12, 2021
  • CNN: Independents Have Turned On Biden

    Harry Enten, Senior Data Reporter for CNN, analyzes a slew of polling data that shows Biden is shedding supporters bigtime. For Independents, it’s a stark and clear case of buyers’ remorse. First CNN takes the obligatory shot at Trump, but then comes the terrible data for Biden (emphasis is…
    Donna Martinez, October 11, 2021
  • Could Recent Indictment Linked To Russian Collusion Story Have Impact In North Carolina?

    She’s Locke’d & Loaded. Locke CEO Amy Cooke looks at the recent indictment of Michael Sussmann. She reminds us to keep our eyes on Democrat operatives working right here in North Carolina.
    Donna Martinez, October 11, 2021
  • No, He’s Not Over

    No, he’s not finished. The latest from the Pew Research Center’s survey of U.S. Adults shows the dominance of Donald Trump among Republicans. Support for Trump is particularly strong among conservative Republicans. Among conservative Republicans, there is widespread support for Trump remaining a national political figure: Three-quarters prefer this, including 49% who say…
    Donna Martinez, October 8, 2021