Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 5)

  • $1,400 for you, $1,400 PER WEEK for some federal employees

    It’s bad enough that the $1.9 trillion federal ‘rescue’ plan approved by the U.S. House of Representatives is filled with pork and appropriates only a small fraction for COVID-19 health spending, as Sen. Thom Tillis illustrated in remarks on the floor just days prior to his ‘no’ vote.
    Donna Martinez, March 9, 2021
  • 3 Reasons H.R. 1 Should Alarm You

    It is called the “For the People Act of 2021.” It’s anything but. North Carolina Congressman David Rouzer characterizes some of H.R. 1’s provisions as “outrageous.” Here’s a taste of his concerns as he prepared to vote “no.” Makes “pandemic-style” election changes permanent. in 2020, states rushed to make…
    Donna Martinez, March 9, 2021
  • WATCH: Why Sen. Tillis Voted ‘NO’ To COVID Bill

    Just days before the vote in the U.S. Senate on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending bill, Sen. Thom Tillis took to the Senate floor to explain what was about to happen and what senators were going to vote on. Here’s why he — and every Republican U.S. senator — voted…
    Donna Martinez, March 8, 2021
  • This mom is getting it done

    Such a great story of pushing through hardship from the folks at CNBC. Meet Tiffany Dangerfield of Alabama, who has turned her side hustle into a thriving business — all while her kids are at home due to the pandemic and while her husband is working. Watch below.
    Donna Martinez, March 5, 2021
  • Poll: Biden’s approval at 49%

    From Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Sponsored by SLANTEDfrom Sharyl Attkisson, for Thursday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. The latest figures include 33% who…
    Donna Martinez, March 4, 2021
  • “With every crisis, government grows. And now the crisis is government itself.”

    We’re a year into Gov. Roy Cooper’s muscular use of emergency powers via the state’s Emergency Management Act. Too muscular in my view, and others as well. It’s time to reform it, rein in the use of immense power by one person — no matter who sits in…
    Donna Martinez, March 3, 2021
  • Senate leadership reacts to Democrats siding with Cooper over parents

    It’s another day of suffering for North Carolina school kids now that Democrats in the North Carolina Senate chose…
    Donna Martinez, March 2, 2021
  • Another day of suffering for the children

    Tragic circumstances unfolded in the North Carolina Senate Monday night. Despite Republicans’ efforts to lift North Carolina children out of the dark education hole of this pandemic, all but one Democrat sided with Gov. Cooper over parents. The N.C. General Assembly on Monday, March 1, tried but failed —…
    Donna Martinez, March 2, 2021