Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 8)

  • John Hood’s Daily Journal: Silent Sam Must Be Restored

    What comes next in the Silent Sam story? Columnist John Hood has a thoughtful commentary on the options for Silent Sam, and a recommendation. To allow the mob to achieve its objective would reward criminality, weaken the rule of law, and set a dangerous precedent. What might the…
    Donna Martinez, August 29, 2018
  • $240 Billion

    Interesting piece in The Atlantic that contends it’s so easy to shop, and stuff is so inexpensive, that we’re becoming a nation of hoarders. In 2017, Americans spent $240 billion—twice as much as they’d spent in 2002—on goods like jewelry, watches, books, luggage, and telephones and related communication equipment,…
    Donna Martinez, August 22, 2018
  • Why Failure Can Be a Good Thing

    I know an amazingly successful business person who says she failed at a lot of things before finding success. I thought of my friend as I read this piece on failure from Fast  Company. Throughout my years as a journalist, failure is probably the most frequent subject I’ve talked…
    Donna Martinez, August 20, 2018
  • Tracking Poll: Trump Approval at 50%

    Tuesday’s daily tracking poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows continued support for President Trump. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of…
    Donna Martinez, August 15, 2018
  • Former Governors Join Cooper In Opposing Two Constitutional Amendments

    It was a rare gathering of five former North Carolina governors of both political parties, as Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal. All five attended Monday’s news conference to express opposition to two constitutional amendments the General Assembly has passed and that are scheduled to appear on the November…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2018
  • Gallup: Americans Say U.S.-China Tariffs More Harmful Than Helpful

    From Gallup’s July 26 polling results on U.S.-China tariffs. More losers than winners — that’s the legacy of tariffs.  …
    Donna Martinez, August 13, 2018
  • An Alternative To Regulation of Opioids?

    From Sy Mukherjee at Fortune comes the tale of an interesting study and approach to reducing the prescribing of addictive opioids: write a letter. “A simple letter, supportive in tone, to inform clinicians of a scheduled drug harm to their patient resulted in fewer subsequent opioids dispensed by those…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2018
  • CJ Reports: Supreme Court Candidate Anglin Says He’ll Drop Out If He Loses In Court

    The latest on legal wrangling related to North Carolina’s November ballot, reported by Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: State Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin has offered to withdraw from the race if the courts don’t restore his affiliation as a Republican to the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Anglin hand-delivered a…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2018