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JLF experts brief candidates preparing for 2014 N.C. elections

The John Locke Foundation's research staff members brief candidates preparing for North Carolina's 2014 elections during a March 7, 2014, session. To watch individual presentations, click the speaker's name. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray welcomes candidates and offers an overview. Executive Vice President Kory Swanson discusses the role of a think tank. Dr. Roy Cordato, Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar, introduces the research staff and covers tax policy. Sarah Curry, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, tackles the state budget and spending. Katherine Restrepo, Health and Human Services Policy Analyst, reviews health care policy. Jon Sanders, Director of Regulatory Studies, discusses regulatory issues. Tyler Younts, Legal Policy Analyst, outlines the role of the N.C. Constitution. Dr. Terry Stoops, Director of Research and Education Studies, reviews K-12 education policy.

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Pope Center's Jenna Ashley Robinson discusses college student-athletes

Dr. Jenna Ashley Robinson, director of outreach for the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, discusses the conflict between academics and athletics on college campuses. Robinson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 584).

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Locke Box

National Review's Jim Geraghty offers advice to conservatives for 2016

Jim Geraghty, contributing editor at National Review, explains why he believes conservatives should unite behind a single 2016 presidential candidate early in the election process. Geraghty offered these comments during a July 28, 2014, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

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On the Record

New poll shows N.C. residents oppose federal bill targeting Internet sales tax

Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover, joins Andrew Moylan of the R Street Institute and Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union in a July 1, 2014, news conference discussing a new poll that shows North Carolinians oppose a federal bill targeting sales tax for online purchases.

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Air Wars

Carolina Journal's Barry Smith discusses a possible N.C. state budget deal

Barry Smith, Carolina Journal associate editor, discusses the possible resolution of North Carolina's state budget stalemate. Smith offered these comments during the July 28, 2014, edition of Time Warner Cable News' "Capital Tonight."

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Jul 17, 2014

Speech-Stifling Ordinance Grants Notable Exemption

Winston-Salem city government has set up new restrictions for door-to-door salesmen, unless they're hawking newspapers.


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Not Much Cooling Linked to New CO2 Regulations

The impact on climate of these costly regulations would be so tiny, so close to zero, that it is not worth mentioning.


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A Suspicious Reason To Raise Taxes

Two large counties cite public education as justification for a sales tax increase. The timing is curious.


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Anatomy of a Newspaper Hit Piece

In a Sunday piece, <i>The Charlotte Observer</i> employs all the steps used by the mainstream media to mislead readers.


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