Source Archives: John Locke Foundation

  • NCAE tests the waters for a teacher strike

    According to the Citizen Times, the NCAE Organize 2020 Racial and Social Justice Caucus, the extreme left-wing of N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), “is circulating surveys online that ask teachers how many days of work they’d ...

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  • Corporate taxation and corporate welfare — is Cooper’s combo the right one for NC?

    Of the four possible combinations, we at the John Locke Foundation have always favored the Freedom & Growth combination of low corporate taxation with low corporate welfare. Not only is that the combo that best promotes human liberty, but also ...

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  • Martin Center column focuses on free expression at Duke

    Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill writes for the Martin Center about students’ impressions of free speech at Duke. Is support among Duke students for free expression and the First Amendment eroding? Back in October, I had my chance to find out. ...

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  • New Rule Allows Dental Hygienists to “Fill the Gaps” in Oral Care

    On Thursday, January 16, the N.C. Rules Review Commission announced that dental hygienists in high-need areas will be allowed to treat patients without direct supervision. This is a step forward for dental care in the rural parts of North Carolina. ...

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  • Woke or unwoke

    Lynne Lechter writes at the American Thinker about those who consider themselves “woke.” Urban slang defines a person being “woke” or “wokeness” as someone being cognizant of “social justice.” Social justice, in ...

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  • Two market-based health care reforms that focus on consumers

    James Capretta writes at RealClearPolicy.com about two market-based health care reforms worth prioritizing. Advocates of market incentives in health care should focus their energy on two reforms that would make a real difference by making it easier for consumers ...

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  • Cowen touts Trump’s trade dealings with China

    Tyler Cowen offers Japan Times readers a positive assessment of President Trump’s latest trade announcement. It is too early to give a final assessment of the U.S.-China trade deal, the details of which have just been ...

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  • The high cost of a fracking attack

    Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute tallies potential consequences of a ban on hydraulic fracturing. The extraction of oil and gas through the techniques of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (colloquially, “fracking”) has catapulted the United States into ...

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  • Pelosi as Trump’s stooge

    Kyle Smith offers New York Post readers a theory about impeachment’s likely impact for the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The more Nancy Pelosi tries to get people to take her seriously, the more ridiculous ...

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  • Mecklenburg ASC’s future with no sales tax bailout

    Mecklenburg voters soundly rejected a proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike in November. The $50 million tax hike to bail out the Arts & Science Council would have delivered $22.5 million per year to the Arts and Science Council, $17 million ...

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