Source Archives: John Locke Foundation

  • 30 years of spending

    The General Assembly has provided real spending discipline since 2011, in marked contrast to the previous two decades. In the graphs below, we look first at the General Fund, then at total spending, then at the General Fund’s share ...

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  • CJ Commentary: Uncertain policy has economic cost

    This week, syndicated columnist John Hood published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on the economic costs of such uncertain policy. Hood writes: [T]here is an emerging body of evidence suggesting that the uncertainty of economic policy is itself ...

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  • REAL Ways to Improve the Environment

    As the climate strikers began their public strike, the former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on ways individuals can improve the environment. Van der Vaart, ...

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  • Who cares what Paul Krugman thinks of NC? The Winston-Salem Journal.

    In today’s lead editorial, the Winston-Salem Journal beats the proverbial dead horse once again: North Carolina’s “battered image.” Most recently, there were the shenanigans by state House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican, to time ...

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  • Clickbait website: N.C. is 28th best state for teachers

    Classic clickbait website Wallethub released their “2019’s Best & Worst States for Teachers” ranking.  (Click here if you must see it for yourself.) Among states in the southeast, North Carolina outranks Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South ...

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  • Martin Center column focuses on college sports spending

    Jody Lipford and Jerry Slice write for the Martin Center about universities with high levels of spending on sports. In 2017, Clemson spent over $46 million, or 42 percent of its $110 million athletic budget, on football. Duke led the way in men’...

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  • Which Democrat is Leading Where?

    From Realclearpolitics.com, this is how the state-by-state race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is looking right now:   The post Which Democrat is Leading Where? appeared first on

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  • Chick-fil-A is doing just fine

    Caitlin Yilek writes for the Washington Examiner about the impact of a Chick-fil-A boycott. Chick-fil-A has more than doubled its annual sales since gay rights advocates called for a boycott of the chicken chain restaurant after it was revealed nearly ...

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  • Historian rebuts NYT’s skewed narrative

    Wilfred McClay uses a Commentary column to critique the New York Times‘ new slant on American history. The New York Times seems to have made a grand splash with the August debut of its 1619 Project, which it unveiled to ...

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  • Hollywood’s ‘fake news’ problem

    Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti, Hollywood suffers from a “fake news” problem. So says Christian Toto at DailyWire.com. While one news outlet after another endures self-inflicted wounds, another liberal group suffers right along ...

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