Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 9)

  • Shaftesbury Society Is On Vacation Until Sept. 10

    Shaftesbury Society is taking a summer vacation. We will not meet in August, or on Labor Day. Shaftesbury Society will return Monday, September 10.
    Donna Martinez, August 6, 2018
  • Survey: FDA Menu Mandate Fails To Make Us Care About Calories

    I scratch my head when I hear pro big-government types express the view that more and more Americans are fat because we don’t have enough information about calories, sugar, etc. in the food we eat. Therefore, they tell us, the government should mandate that restaurants post all this information…
    Donna Martinez, August 3, 2018
  • CJ Commentary: Big Almond and Big Coconut aren’t pulling the wool over your eyes

    Is it milk or is it something else? And do consumers realize that milk is milk, and other stuff doesn’t come from an animal? That’s the nut of the debate here in North Carolina and in Washington D.C., as Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains: The farm bill became law…
    Donna Martinez, August 2, 2018
  • Ballots Won’t Include Captions Describing Constitutional Amendments

    How will your November ballot look? Six constitutional amendments will be on the North Carolina ballot, and you will be asked to approve or reject each one. Tuesday’s special legislative session determined the wording on the ballot, as Carolina Journal reports: In a special session convened with less than…
    Donna Martinez, July 25, 2018
  • No Explanation From the Feds For $43 Million Gas Station in Afghanistan

    The U.S. financial commitment to rebuilding Afghanistan is behemoth — more than what was spent post World War II on rebuilding Europe. Unfortunately, huge amounts have been wasted, spent on dubious projects with little accountability, as Reason reports. One such project is a compressed natural gas station. Price tag:…
    Donna Martinez, July 24, 2018
  • How Much Is Enough?

    The new state operating budget devotes more tax dollars to public education — $500 million more — and delivers an average 6.5% pay raise to teachers — the fifth pay raise in a row. Yet despite these facts, and despite the reality that taxpayer appropriations to public education dominate the…
    Donna Martinez, July 23, 2018
  • Plant-Based Meat Alternative? A Fascinating Look at Food Innovation and Market Demand

    Several friends of mine are vegans. I can’t imagine changing my diet in such a fundamental way, but they keep encouraging me to replace meat. They say more and more tasty alternatives are emerging. Based on this story, they’re right. Check out the innovation that’s occurring inside Beyond Meat,…
    Donna Martinez, July 20, 2018
  • Carolina Journal Reports: Navy Study Says No More Wind Turbines at Amazon site

    Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington provides this update on his ongoing look at the Amazon wind farm: A new study from the U.S. Navy says expanding the Amazon Wind Farm site near Elizabeth City, as the operator planned to do, may cause interference with the Navy’s radar-tracking facility in southern…
    Donna Martinez, July 19, 2018