Tag: John Locke Foundation

It’s safe to reopen schools in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalization rates, study says

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By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – A new national study says that it appears safe to reopen schools for in-person instruction in counties with lower rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The study, conducted by the National Center for Research on…

Competing schools serve NC families well

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools have gone in a variety of directions. Some public-school districts that shut down last spring have never reopened for in-person learning to any significant degree. Others…

Five North Carolina political questions for 2021

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – After getting many political predictions wrong in 2016, including but not limited to the results of the presidential election, I threw my long-cherished crystal ball out and started building a new one. Figuratively speaking,…

Let’s compensate victims of regulation

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – As of November, North Carolina’s state government has some $4 billion in unreserved cash in its General Fund, plus well north of $1 billion in its rainy-day account and other reserves. Other states would…

Election 2020 — It’s a wrap … mostly

By Kari Travis Raleigh, NC – Take a deep breath. It’s finally over. Mostly.  North Carolina’s 2020 election was a mixed bag full of unexpected results. Most voters are confident in the outcomes, but others aren’t so sure, a new…

Let candidates control their message

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – When U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis narrowly won reelection against Cal Cunningham, the two candidates had collectively spent $78 million. That’s a large number. But it was dwarfed by the $221 million spent on the…

The voters have spoken, now let’s get to work

By Becki Gray Raleigh, NC – The 2020 election is over. Thankfully and finally. Maybe. Not everyone is happy, and the process may not be perfect, but it works better than any alternative. Before I close my notebook on what…