Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 9)

  • Bill to save the planet would hurt the poor

    Democratic state senator Wiley Nickel of Wake County is pushing a carbon tax. As Locke’s Brian Balfour notes: (emphasis is mine) The “carbon tax” bill is designed to punish the use of greenhouse gas emissions under the guise of protecting the environment. Such a tax would of course make…
    Donna Martinez, April 21, 2021
  • In Box: Senate advances bill to rein in governor’s emergency powers

    This came into my email in box Wednesday afternoon, from Senate Leader Phil Berger’s press shop. Raleigh, N.C.
    Donna Martinez, April 21, 2021
  • Defeating The Progressive Left

    It was one not to miss. Locke’s recent virtual Shaftesbury Society forum exploring the future of conservatism was filled with thought-provoking perspective, as well as a call to action for the Freedom Movement to unite around one mission: defeating the progressive Left and their destructive, divisive policies that limit our…
    Donna Martinez, April 20, 2021
  • Read His Words: Why Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Won’t Run For U.S. Senate

    It’s official. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has decided against jumping into the race for the U.S. Senate. Last week, Carolina Journal was first to report that Robinson was considering a run. In a statement posted on social media, Robinson wrote that, after taking ‘an earnest look at the…
    Donna Martinez, April 20, 2021
  • Voices of the pandemic shutdown: 3 NC business owners tell their stories

    COVID-19 – the virus and the shutdown – have been incredibly difficult for all of us. I lost my father-in-law to the virus, shocking my family and imprinting 2020 on my heart as a year of suffering, sadness, and loss. Because of that, emotion wells up in me pretty quickly…
    Donna Martinez, April 16, 2021
  • Consequences for ‘woke’ Major League Baseball

    Crack went my Dodger-loving heart. When Dodgers manager Dave Roberts made it clear he’s all in on the new ‘woke’ Major League Baseball cultural embrace of the Left, he rendered me speechless. I’ve considered him a reasoned and calm influence on his team, and a manager fans could respect…
    Donna Martinez, April 15, 2021
  • Pat McCrory Jumps Into U.S. Senate Race: Watch His Video Here.

    Former Gov. Pat McCrory has jumped into the race for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr. He joins former Triad-area Congressman Mark Walker. Carolina Journal’s Dallas Woodhouse writes that others could join the race as well.  Here’s McCrory’s announcement video.
    Donna Martinez, April 14, 2021
  • Leandro judge won’t force new education spending by General Assembly

    Locke’s Terry Stoops was right. Here’s why. Just two weeks ago he wrote that we should expect to hear the word “Leandro” a lot more in the months ahead. And now we have. Judge David Lee’s new message in the decades-old lawsuit over education funding is welcome. For now,…
    Donna Martinez, April 14, 2021