Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

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  • On Justice Paul Newby’s Victory

    A joint statement from John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute December 12, 2020 RALEIGH – In November, North Carolinians delivered a blow to the litigious Left by electing conservative-leaning judges to all eight of North Carolina’s open statewide judicial seats. Today, the final race achieved closure as…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
  • Not tired of winning

    North Carolina voters once again gave Republican/conservative legislators a thumbs up, returning them to majorities in both the North Carolina House and Senate. Come January, legislative leaders will be working – again – with a Democrat/progressive governor in Roy Cooper, whom voters also endorsed. What does that mean for…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
  • VIDEO: North Carolina’s Teacher Attrition Rate Is Dropping

    We should be pleased North Carolina’s statewide teacher attrition rate is dropping. That’s just one of the conclusions reached by John Locke Foundation education expert Dr. Terry Stoops. In this interview with Donna Martinez of Carolina Journal Radio, Stoops explains how a dropping rate mitigates turnover costs, and…
    Donna Martinez, December 14, 2020
  • North Carolina Think Tanks Join Forces, Creating the Southeast’s Most Powerful Voice For Personal and Economic Freedom

    RALEIGH — The intellectual forces that have driven three decades of freedom-forward research and policy reforms in North Carolina will merge their capabilities, ensuring that North Carolinians’ liberties are robustly defended and advanced as we enter this next decade. Effective January 1, 2021, the staff and resources of the John…
    Donna Martinez, December 10, 2020
  • 10,000 U.S. Restaurants Have Closed Since September

    The only way to describe this is ‘catastrophe.’ Around 10,000 restaurants have closed — just since September. Some will never open again. Others don’t know what’s ahead, as CBS reports. Restaurants are struggling with high levels of uncertainty, ranging from a decline in customer demand to local COVID-19 restrictions,…
    Donna Martinez, December 9, 2020
  • Axios: Schumer Blames Cal Cunningham

    Axios reports that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has told Democrat donors that N.C. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham’s inability to “keep his zipper up” is responsible for Democrats’ inability to take control of the U.S. Senate on election night. Chuck Schumer told party donors during recent calls that the death…
    Donna Martinez, December 1, 2020
  • Tuesday 10 am Update: Paul Newby Leads By 367 Votes In Chief Justice Race

    UPDATED AT 10 AM: Can it get any closer? The State Board of Elections website shows that the last vote count added to the Election 2020 total occurred Tuesday morning. In the race for Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Republican Paul Newby maintains a lead of…
    Donna Martinez, November 17, 2020
  • What Just Happened? Join Us Monday at Noon

    The victorious will celebrate and the defeated will move on to fight another day. As we make our way out of a bruising and sometimes ugly political battle for power at every level of government, our panel will offer perspective on what we know about the results and what it…
    Donna Martinez, November 4, 2020