Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 4)

  • IN HIS OWN WORDS: Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Addresses Bias, Indoctrination In Schools

    You’ve probably heard stories about kids in North Carolina public schools who come home with classroom assignments or words from a teacher that reflect a Leftist or socially liberal bent, leaving parents who don’t hold those views very concerned. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has, too. This week he announced a…
    Donna Martinez, March 17, 2021
  • Virus and government restrictions flip our behavior on its head

    Food for thought. The chart below from Axios details the monumental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on our most basic activity: eating. Remember, it wasn’t all that long ago that eating at restaurants and bars had eclipsed eating at home. Take yourself back to…
    Donna Martinez, March 15, 2021
  • Learn More and Apply Today

    The John Locke Foundation uses paid interns throughout the year. Candidates should be undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, or graduate students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, limited government, private property and free markets. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) think tank; we pursue research, analysis, and…
    Donna Martinez, March 12, 2021
  • LISTEN: Cooper tells Politico he doesn’t want Mark Robinson to be governor

    Fascinating political news on Thursday when Gov. Roy Cooper sat for a 30-minute virtual interview with Politico’s Elena Schneider. The headlines from a confident-sounding Cooper talking to North Carolina native Schneider: He thinks North Carolina will follow Virginia and turn ‘blue’ No, he won’t run for the U.S. Senate…
    Donna Martinez, March 12, 2021
  • Most Americans think both major parties are too extreme

    The latest from Pew Research is an interesting look at how U.S. adults view the Democrat and Republican parties. Both are seen as holding positions that are ‘too extreme’ by about six in 10 adults. (see chart). The real question for me is what that phrase means to the…
    Donna Martinez, March 12, 2021
  • LISTEN: Reps. John Bell & Destin Hall on reining in governor’s emergency powers

    This week N.C. House lawmakers filed a bill that would reform the powers of North Carolina’s governor to declare and continue an emergency. Carolina Journal reports: House Bill 264, Emergency Powers Accountability Act, would require the governor to seek the concurrence of the Council of State when issuing…
    Donna Martinez, March 11, 2021
  • Talking without a government license?

    It’s the classic tale of government overstepping its bounds, making itself a burden to the very people it purports to help. A professional counselor in Virginia has been told by District of Columbia bureaucrats that she can’t offer online teletherapy to people who live right next door to her…
    Donna Martinez, March 11, 2021
  • Dog Tales: Biden, Obama, Bush & FDR

    I admit I was one of those dog lovers who cheered the news that President Biden and the First Lady had moved their shelter dogs into the White House. As people.com put it, “The first dogs have arrived!” It gave me common ground with a progressive president whose views…
    Donna Martinez, March 10, 2021