Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 3)

  • Monday: A Legislative Agenda For a Better Carolina

    Join Our Livestream Monday, Jan. 11 at Noon You’ll Find Us On Facebook or at john locke.org With the new year comes new opportunity to drive a Carolina Rebound that lifts North Carolinians from the nightmare of COVID-19 shutdowns into a year of promise and purpose.
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
  • Living with mom & dad: the go-to choice for 20-somethings

    Even discounting the impact of the Great Recession and the devastating COVID-19 business shutdowns like those imposed by Gov. Roy Cooper, it is startling to see the trend among 20-somethings, detailed in the chart below by Pew Research. In 1960, 29% lived with their parents, but the trend is…
    Donna Martinez, January 6, 2021
  • Defending Worker Freedom From Unions Targeting North Carolina

    Is his picture coming to a North Carolina elevator near you? Veteran McDowell County state legislator Josh Dobson is North Carolina’s new labor commissioner. It’s a position that runs under the public radar — except for the photo in the elevator! — but a position with key responsibilities around worker…
    Donna Martinez, January 5, 2021
  • Walt Disney’s 1953 Advice About Competition Could Save 2021 Hollywood

    Innovation leads to opportunity. And opportunity leads to prosperity. That’s why I’m forever reminding fellow free marketers that we should lift up and showcase innovators and their impact on our lives. In my household, innovators are driving me onto streaming platforms and out of traditional TV and — with a…
    Donna Martinez, January 4, 2021
  • Wishing You a Happy and Bright 2021

    Donna Martinez, December 26, 2020
  • Wishing You a Holiday Filled With Joy and Blessings

    Donna Martinez, December 21, 2020
  • North Carolina Must Rein In Governor’s Emergency Powers

    Gov. Roy Cooper has taken long-term control of the movements and actions of more than 10 million North Carolinians through the state’s Emergency Management Act. His long-term use of the act during COVID-19 has spurred big concerns over the restrictions on liberty, Cooper’s interpretation of the act, and the…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2020
  • “mind-numbingly stupid and blatantly unconstitutional”

    Courtesy of The College Fix, take a look at the University of Colorado-Denver’s new IT policy, which is saturated with overly broad and politically correct language guaranteed to ensnare just about anyone. Or, as the author puts it: Even by the standards of college speech codes, the University of…
    Donna Martinez, December 16, 2020