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AEI's Arthur Brooks explains purpose of 'The Conservative Heart'

Dr. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the key messages in his book The Conservative Heart. Brooks offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 653).

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NTU's Brandon Arnold discusses tax reform prospects in 2016

Brandon Arnold, executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union, assesses the likelihood of federal tax reform in 2016. Arnold offered these comments during a Nov. 16, 2015, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

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Economist Taylor ties prosperity to basic economic 'First Principles'

Economist John B. Taylor of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution explains how a return to basic economic "first principles" — predictable policies, rule of law, strong incentives, reliance on markets, limited government — can boost American economic growth and prosperity. Taylor offered these comments during the Sept. 30, 2015, John W. Pope Lecture at N.C. State University.

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JLF's Becki Gray analyzes 2016 N.C. candidate filing season

Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation vice president for outreach, assesses the upoming 2016 N.C. candidate filing period. Gray offered these comments during the Nov. 25, 2015, edition of Time Warner Cable News' "Capital Tonight."

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Nov 24, 2015

Reforms Are Producing Results

A new report from the Tax Foundation shows how lower, simpler taxes have improved North Carolina's standing among other states and helped families and business owners in the state.

Nov 19, 2015

N.C. Has Long History as Battleground State

Long before its present designation as a “purple” state, North Carolina played a key role in resolving major American political contests.

Nov 12, 2015

More Renewable Subsidies Need To Go

Allowing a 35 percent state tax credit to sunset marks a good start.

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Jul 16, 2015

We Must Value the First Amendment

The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.

Jun 16, 2015

Telling Both Sides of the Story

Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the “wrong” side.

Mar 13, 2015

Corrections Policies Say A Lot

A news outlet’s willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.

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