Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 2)

  • Columnist: Gov. Cooper has taken 1st step toward cap and trade in NC

    When we think of Leftist energy policy, a lot of us think of federal policy — the Green New Deal and the Biden version of the Green New Deal. But a new Forbes column by Patrick Gleason points out that Gov. Cooper has signed on to help advance a…
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2021
  • North Carolina ‘ground zero’ in debate over civics/social studies education

    Progressives are commandeering civics and social studies education in our country. That alone should alarm us and lead us to join together to reverse this trend. Locke’s Terry Stoops is taking a stand. He has signed on to the new Civics Alliance, joining the effort from the National Association of…
    Donna Martinez, April 1, 2021
  • The free market can tackle the need for affordable housing

    This week, Locke’s Jon Sanders participated in a Davidson College virtual forum that brought together diverse views on how to address the need for affordable housing. Jon advocated for new and fresh thinking, including allowing the free market to work.   Jon also discussed further the concept of…
    Donna Martinez, April 1, 2021
  • Democrats, Teachers’ Unions, and Cold Hard Cash

    In case you’re wondering what’s happened with all the money appropriated to public schools through the federal ‘relief’ bills, you’re not alone. Writing for North State Journal, Locke’s Bob Luebke has the numbers as well as a few thoughts on whether we really need all this cash.
    Donna Martinez, March 31, 2021
  • Locke Is Hiring: Are You Our Next Grassroots Outreach Coordinator?

    The Grassroots Outreach Coordinator will identify, recruit, and engage grassroots leaders in North Carolina, mobilize them, and drive policy reforms. Responsibilities Include Developing a North Carolina network of grassroots organizations that facilitates collaboration among groups with similar policy priorities. Developing state-based strategies to advance state and local policy priorities and desired…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
  • He’s Back: Trump officially debuts website

    Former President Donald Trump isn’t going anywhere. Monday night he made it official. A brief statement from the former president’s office Monday evening announced the launch of “the official website of the 45th President of the United States” and stated that the former first couple is “continually strengthened by the enduring…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
  • Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit against Gov. Cooper moves forward

    Greenville bar owner Crystal Waldron continues her fight against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of emergency powers, which prevented her from earning a living and fully operating her business. Carolina Journal reports: Superior Court Judge James Gale issued a two-page order Friday, March 26, to transfer the Waldron v. Cooper…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
  • Another poll shows massive support for photo I.D. to vote

    Rasmussen is reporting the following results for its recent national poll of likely voters: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote.
    Donna Martinez, March 29, 2021