Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 2)

  • Four More Years?

    The honeymoon is over for Joe Biden. The man who ran as the unifier, the man with character, the nice guy who wouldn’t send out mean tweets, the foreign-policy expert who would restore America’s place in the world, has been revealed as the hard-hearted president who left Americans and Afghan…
    Donna Martinez, September 7, 2021
  • 10 Reasons NCAE Members Are Leaving The Union

    RALEIGH – Teachers deserve respect. For too long, their voices have been held hostage by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE); their legitimate challenges drowned out by NCAE’s political theatrics and divisive and partisan agenda. To give classroom professionals a real voice, the John Locke Foundation has launched a…
    Donna Martinez, August 31, 2021
  • INBOX: Sen. Chuck Edwards Responds To Cooper’s Veto of Bill To Repeal Pistol Purchase Permit

    Landing in my inbox Monday afternoon, sent by Senate Leader Phil Berger’s office.   Statement on Gov. Cooper’s Veto of Bill to Repeal Pistol Purchase Permit Pistol permit created by Jim Crow Democrats to keep guns away from black people  UNC Law Review: “Black applicants [for pistol permits]…
    Donna Martinez, August 31, 2021
  • Billboard Campaign Urges Teachers To Cut Ties With NCAE

    RALEIGH – As teachers across North Carolina begin one of the most challenging school years of their careers, the John Locke Foundation today launched a statewide campaign to provide them with the tools to reject politics in the classroom and neutralize pressure to conform.  “Leave NCAE” is a combined billboard…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2021
  • Locke’d & Loaded w/Amy Cooke: COVID Death Toll and Murky Data

    In this week’s edition of Locke’d & Loaded, CEO Amy Cooke addresses a key question about how many Americans have actually died of Covid. Oftentimes what is listed as a “Covid death” includes not only people who died FROM Covid, but people who died of…
    Donna Martinez, August 30, 2021
  • Kitty Hawk Wind Farm Project Poses Serious Ecological and Environmental Risks and Economic Burdens

    Federal agency should carefully weigh substantial costs vs. narrow benefit RALEIGH – In comments submitted today to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the John Locke Foundation’s senior fellow of regulatory studies, economist Jon Sanders, urges environmental reviewers to refrain from moving forward with the…
    Donna Martinez, August 27, 2021
  • IN BOX: Senate Passes Bill to Prevent Indoctrination in Schools

    Senate Leader Phil Berger’s office sent this news release Thursday at 12:30. ———- Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Senate today passed Senate Leader Phil Berger’s (R-Rockingham) bill opposing discrimination in school curriculum. Read Sen. Berger’s full remarks on the proposal. What’s in the Bill The legislation does not permit public schools…
    Donna Martinez, August 26, 2021
  • National Poll: Just 41% Approve of Biden’s Performance In Office

    Policy choices have consequences, and President Joe Biden is now way underwater with registered voters in this country. Here are the topline numbers from Suffolk University/USA Today.  More than six out of 10 — 62% — say the country is on the wrong track. A…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2021