Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 6)

  • Mitch Kokai on C-SPAN: Key Issues Facing North Carolina As 2019 Begins

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses North Carolina’s 9th District congressional dispute and Gov. Roy Cooper’s political prospects for 2019. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2019, edition of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” WATCH Mitch Kokai talk about North Carolina.
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2019
  • Forced Hike In Minimum Wage = $10,000 to $12,000 Tab For Restaurant Customers

    As of today, Missouri businesses must increase the minimum wage from $7.85 to $8.60 per hour. The Associated Press reports this will be the first of multiple wage hikes that will culminate in a minimum wage of $12 per hour. The hike was approved by voters. The results are…
    Donna Martinez, January 1, 2019
  • Are Teachers With Advanced Degrees More Effective?

    Thoughtful piece by syndicated columnist John Hood on the important role that evidence and data should play in making public policy. But Hood rightly points out that human nature can never be discounted when it comes to interpretation of data that does — or doesn’t — comport with one’s…
    Donna Martinez, December 31, 2018
  • Gallup: Dems Favor More Moderate Party, Republicans Favor More Conservative Party

    From Gallup’s survey after the mid-term election: Given a choice, 54% of rank-and-file Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer that their party move closer to the center, and 41% would rather it shift further left. At the same time, rank-and-file Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor a shift to the…
    Donna Martinez, December 20, 2018
  • Here’s What Happens When You Break The Rules in San Francisco

    The San Francisco Planning Commission issued a renovation permit to a developer, who then decided to completely tear down the home that was deemed historic. Now that developer is being subjected to the commission’s power to enforce the rule — and to make an example of him. Earlier this…
    Donna Martinez, December 18, 2018
  • Who’s In Charge — You or Your Child’s School?

    The headline of this Atlantic story is what caught my eye: The Controversy Over Parents Who Eat Lunch With Their Children at School Really? It’s controversial to eat lunch with your child? These days, the answer is yes. At some schools, swarms of parents wait in line to be…
    Donna Martinez, December 10, 2018
  • Civility Takes Another Hit

    Not even the death of a president can break the ugly cycle for those tightly moored to their mocking of others. While many pundits and network commentators spoke of sharp contrasts in the tone, conviviality, and respect for the media between the 41st and 45th presidents, some conservative figures…
    Donna Martinez, December 7, 2018