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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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George Mason law professor Frank Buckley discusses presidential power

Frank Buckley, law professor at George Mason University, discusses the problems associated with the growth of presidential power in the United States. Buckley offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 593).

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Locke Box

Professor Heywood Sanders pans Raleigh convention center projections

Heywood Sanders, professor of public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio, pans projections that an expansion of Raleigh's city-owned convention center would lead to major increases in business. Sanders offered these comments during a Sept. 29, 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

Piereson points to sluggish growth as a greater problem than income inequality

Dr. James Piereson, president of the William E. Simon Foundation and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses the recent debate over growing income inequality in the United States. Piereson identifies sluggish economic growth as a more pressing problem than inequality. He offered these comments during a Sept. 30, 2014, Hayek Lecture at Duke University.

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JLF's John Hood discusses his response to a liberal 'fairy tale' about N.C. history

John Locke Foundation President John Hood discusses his recent work rebutting a liberal "fairy tale" about North Carolina's recent economic history. Hood offered offered these comments during the Sept. 24, 2014, edition of Time Warner Cable News' "Capital Tonight."

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Sep 25, 2014

CJ Editorial: The State Raised School Spending

Overall K-12 spending will increase by more than $1 billion under Republican leadership in the General Assembly, a 3-percent increase in inflation-adjusted, per-pupil terms, following a two-year drop of 9 percent under Democratic rule.


Sep 18, 2014

Low-Wage Work Beats Unemployment

Doubling the minimum wage would compound the woes of low-skilled, younger workers with few job skills.


Sep 11, 2014

A Good Start to a New School Year

Substantial teacher pay raises marked just one of the ways in which state legislators have focused on improving public education in North Carolina.


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Sep 17, 2014

When the Price of Access Is Too Steep

Media outlets should think twice about maintaining cozy relationships with murderous regimes.


Sep 06, 2012

How to downplay an embarrassing story

The N&O buries the one moment of real drama at the Democratic National Convention.


Mar 21, 2012

Death of a narrative

The world's media found the neo-Nazi meme in stories about the school shooting in France just too enticing.


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