Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 8)

  • 9 things legislators can do to make your life better and easier

    You want your life to be better and easier. So do we. We’re fighting for you at the state legislature with a list of 9 actions items we’re urging state lawmakers to address. You’ll find more details in our 2021 legislative agenda for a Better Carolina, but here’s…
    Donna Martinez, February 10, 2021
  • The 6 GOP Senators Who Voted Yes To Impeachment Trial

    Following hours of debate on Tuesday from House prosecutors and defense attorneys representing former President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted 56 – 44 that trying Mr. Trump is constitutional. The 56 votes included six Republican senators. They are: * Bill Cassidy – Louisiana * Susan Collins – Maine *…
    Donna Martinez, February 10, 2021
  • Open up! NC Senate passes bill to get kids back in class

    From Senate leadership comes this news today about reopening North Carolina schools. Today, the Senate took decisive action…
    Donna Martinez, February 9, 2021
  • Do you see your neighbors as red or blue?

    A lot of attention is being paid to an LA Times column about a Leftie’s gnashing of teeth over her discovery that her Trump-supporting neighbors are nice people. Virginia Heffernan writes: Oh, heck no. The Trumpites next door to our pandemic getaway, who seem as devoted to the ex-president…
    Donna Martinez, February 9, 2021
  • Greta Thunberg and John Kerry will love this

    Climate alarmists love to refer to the ‘existential threat’ of climate change, including our new president. And their fear typically comes with a verbal wagging finger pointed at anyone who dares to ask questions or point out hypocrisy. Here’s how the Biden administration’s climate envoy,  John Kerry, reacted…
    Donna Martinez, February 8, 2021
  • Coincidence? Science? Or was it the Civitas Poll results?

    The timing is fascinating. Republicans in the North Carolina Senate say enough is enough, our kids are facing devastating learning loss, depression and more, so they file a bill to require public school districts to offer at least some in-person instruction. That bill has now passed its second reading.
    Donna Martinez, February 5, 2021
  • A battle over ideas and priorities

    The researchers at Pew have charted the political divide in our country, showing the stark difference in views between Democrats and Republicans on major public policy issues. The chart below reflects the views of U.S. adults in early-to-mid January. Note there is only one item — just one —…
    Donna Martinez, February 4, 2021
  • The return of Pat McCrory?

    The 2022 election season is here, and the North Carolina U.S. Senate seat now held by Richard Burr, is a sought-after seat. Already on the Republican side, former North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker has stepped into the GOP primary race. Will Walker face former Gov. Pat McCrory in that…
    Donna Martinez, February 3, 2021