Lead Story

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.

Add This

Real Time

JLF's Lindalyn Kakadelis discusses recent AP U.S. History controversy

Lindalyn Kakadelis, John Locke Foundation director of education outreach, discusses a recent controversy involving changes to the Advanced Placement U.S. history class. Kakadelis offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 589).

Play video »

Locke Box

Paul Slobodian discusses competing education reform factions

Dr. Paul Slobodian, psychologist and organization and management development consultant, discusses four competing factions in North Carolina and national education reform debates. Slobodian offered these comments during an Aug. 4, 2014, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

Play video »

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.

Play video »

Air Wars

JLF's Becki Gray assesses the length of the 2014 N.C. legislative session

Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation vice president for outreach, discusses the length of the 2014 N.C. legislative session. Gray offered these comments for an Aug. 20, 2014, report on Time Warner Cable News.

Play video »

Aug 28, 2014

CJ Editorial: Legislators Deserve A Time-Out

Many legislative leaders behaved like petulant children at the end of the short session.

Aug 21, 2014

UNC System Avoids Budget Chopping Block

While other state departments scrambled for funding, the UNC system saw its overall budget rise.

Aug 14, 2014

The Left Is Abandoning The Good Ship Obama

The president's sinking poll numbers have emboldened vulnerable Democrats to declare their independence.

More Carolina Beat >>

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.

Jan 16, 2012

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.

More Media Mangle >>