Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 9)

  • Do politicians not understand where electricity comes from?

    Hang onto your seats. Here’s the headline in The Hill: Environmentalists should lead the charge against electric vehicles Written by Locke Senior Fellow Dr. Don van der  Vaart, this piece goes straight after the progressive narrative that ‘green’ vehicles are key to saving our planet. If you want to…
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2021
  • GOP legislators listen to science & parents, file bill to reopen NC schools

    Republican legislators have made good on their promise to push to reopen North Carolina’s public schools. From Senate Leader Phil Berger’s office comes the details of Senate Bill 37, which will be heard Tuesday afternoon in the Senate Education Committee.
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2021
  • Read Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s statement on “divisive” social studies standards

    Social studies standards for North Carolina are under fire, as reported by Carolina Journal last week. A N.C. State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, became a flashpoint in the national debate over racism and American identity. Some Republicans complained proposed social studies standards were full of negativity,…
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2021
  • What is HR 1 and why is Speaker Pelosi pushing it?

    You’ve heard about it, but do you really know what HR 1 — the For the People Act — is all about? Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, gives us a succinct explainer on the U.S. House’s plan for inserting the federal government into state election rules.
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2021
  • Republican legislators working on bill to reopen schools

    After months of being forced into total or partial online learning, could the school shutdown be coming to an end in North Carolina? Here’s what the Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have to say about it in a news release posted to online. Their message is good…
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2021
  • Vaccine ingenuity on display

    From the Associated Press comes the story of ingenuity and quick thinking in Oregon. Oregon health workers who got stuck in a snowstorm on their way back from a COVID-19 vaccination event went car to car injecting stranded drivers before several of the doses expired.
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2021
  • Civitas Poll: just 7.5% give their local public school an “A”

    Pollsters for the new Civitas Poll asked likely registered voters in North Carolina a variety of questions about how and where their kids are educated. For example, they were also asked their view of the role a parent should play in choosing where their child attends school. The overwhelming…
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2021
  • Civitas Poll: Disapproval for Cooper’s handling of schools

    RALEIGH – After living for months under Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictive rules that have forced most North Carolina public school kids out of the classroom and into online learning, many North Carolina voters aren’t happy with the governor’s handling of school reopenings during COVID-19. A new Civitas Poll released Thursday…
    Donna Martinez, January 28, 2021