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  • Why Do Senate Liberals Want To Look Through JLF’s Files?

    JLF President and CEO Kory Swanson has received a fascinating letter in the mail. It should both amuse you and alarm you — and it telegraphs the influence of the John Locke Foundation in the world of research, policy, and analysis. U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the…
    donnamartinez, March 10, 2015
  • One Hand Tied Behind His Back

    Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports here on a North Carolina regulatory issue that makes the state the arbiter of what is “fair” competition.  Distilleries across North Carolina are hoping to follow in the footsteps of the state’s growing winery and craft beer industries, but the law places distilleries at…
    donnamartinez, March 3, 2015
  • Why Should a Doctor Need Government Permission To Compete?

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on North Carolina’s anti-competitive “Certificate of Need” laws. North Carolina has fewer hospital beds and MRI scanners than other states, and restrains psychiatric services because of a regulatory process that protects legacy health care providers, says a new study from the Mercatus Center at…
    donnamartinez, February 23, 2015
  • Leftist Screed On Wheels

    More intolerance this weekend from a Leftist driving in front of me on a North Carolina highway. The vehicle –driven by a female — was plastered with no less than 10 bumper stickers, several of which were rude anti-religious messages. And there was the predictable support of abortion as well. But…
    donnamartinez, February 23, 2015
  • Scott Maitland of Top Of The Hill Distillery To Discuss Unfair ABC Laws

    North Carolina distilleries face serious competitive barriers and regulatory challenges, thanks to our ABC laws. Unlike craft breweries and wineries, which are allowed to sell their products to customers who tour their facilities, distillers are prevented from selling directly to customers. Scott Maitland is calling for reform. In this presentation,…
    donnamartinez, February 19, 2015
  • Heartbreaking: Liberals Pushing To Take Away This Child’s Opportunity

    Delicia Hare is trying so hard to help her son, Christian. She applied for and received an Opportunity Scholarship so Christian can thrive in a school that meets his needs, which wasn’t the case in a traditional public school classroom. And now, North Carolina liberals and their powerful allies…
    donnamartinez, February 19, 2015
  • We’re #23, But We Should Be #1

    Freedom is more than a slogan. It’s a very set of principles that should guide our lawmakers. Thankfully, we’re blessed with many reform-minded legislators who are working hard to protect and expand our freedoms. To help guide the conversation, we’ve created the First in Freedom Index. John Locke Foundation…
    donnamartinez, February 17, 2015
  • “Don’t their daughters’ struggles count, too?”

    Over at sister blog The Locker Room, Julie Gilstrap points out a great commentary by Brian Lewis, formerly a teachers union lobbyist. Lewis writes about his new embrace of giving education options to all parents and kids. Congratulations, Mr. Lewis. We welcome you into North Carolina’s Education Freedom Movement,…
    donnamartinez, February 10, 2015