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John Locke Foundation Guest Editorial  

JLF’s Mission: The John Locke Foundation employs research, journalism, and outreach programs to transform government through competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal responsibility. JLF seeks a better balance between the public sector and private institutions of family, faith, community, and enterprise.

James Antle explains in a Washington Examiner column why the economy could offer good news to President Trump this fall.
James Antle explains in a Washington Examiner column why the economy could offer good news to President Trump this fall.
 
Molly McCann explains in a Federalist column why governments that mandate masks during the COVID-19 pandemic are focusing on more than health and safety.
Molly McCann explains in a Federalist column why governments that mandate masks during the COVID-19 pandemic are focusing on more than health and safety.
 
An MIT study on the factors that contributed to the transmission of COVID-19 has gotten a lot of traction recently.
An MIT study on the factors that contributed to the transmission of COVID-19 has gotten a lot of traction recently.
 
Editors and Issues and Insights ponder recent scientific evidence and reach a disturbing conclusion.
Editors and Issues and Insights ponder recent scientific evidence and reach a disturbing conclusion.
 
The National Center for Education Statistics recently published The Condition of Education 2020, which is a compendium of education statistics and data collected and compiled by NCES researchers.
The National Center for Education Statistics recently published The Condition of Education 2020, which is a compendium of education statistics and data collected and compiled by NCES researchers.
 
Kerry Picket reports for the Washington Examiner on Republican activists’ response to recent revelations involving President Trump’s first national security adviser.
Kerry Picket reports for the Washington Examiner on Republican activists’ response to recent revelations involving President Trump’s first national security adviser.
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
Lisa Beilfuss‘ cover story for the latest Barron’s focuses on the challenges facing American small businesses in the pandemic’s wake.
Lisa Beilfuss‘ cover story for the latest Barron’s focuses on the challenges facing American small businesses in the pandemic’s wake.
 
Paul Kupiec of the American Enterprise Institute compares our current economic conditions to those in societies some left-wing partisans want to emulate.
Paul Kupiec of the American Enterprise Institute compares our current economic conditions to those in societies some left-wing partisans want to emulate.
 
John Fund and Phil Kerpen explain at National Review Online why reports about COVID-19 deaths can be misleading.
John Fund and Phil Kerpen explain at National Review Online why reports about COVID-19 deaths can be misleading.
 
Everyone in North Carolina is familiar with the executive orders Gov. Roy Cooper has been issuing to address the coronavirus outbreak.
Everyone in North Carolina is familiar with the executive orders Gov. Roy Cooper has been issuing to address the coronavirus outbreak.
 
Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker writes that Florida’s governor has released his “inner Trump.”
Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker writes that Florida’s governor has released his “inner Trump.”
 
John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist considers the 44th president’s efforts to cripple the 45h president’s administration.
John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist considers the 44th president’s efforts to cripple the 45h president’s administration.
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
Cassidy Morrison of the Washington Examiner reports that most states are moving toward an end of government lockdowns in time for the unofficial start of summer.
Cassidy Morrison of the Washington Examiner reports that most states are moving toward an end of government lockdowns in time for the unofficial start of summer.
 
Joy Pullmann of the Federalist pushes back against a condescending characterization of the long-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Joy Pullmann of the Federalist pushes back against a condescending characterization of the long-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice.
 
On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced his executive order allowing for certain businesses to reopen at limited capacity.
On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced his executive order allowing for certain businesses to reopen at limited capacity.
 
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released its annual “Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget” on May 18.
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released its annual “Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget” on May 18.
 
This week, JLF’s Senior Fellow and former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Dr. Don van der Vaart, wrote a research brief analyzing the currently available data on hospitalizations and fatalities related to the coronavirus outbreak.
This week, JLF’s Senior Fellow and former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Dr. Don van der Vaart, wrote a research brief analyzing the currently available data on hospitalizations and fatalities related to the coronavirus outbreak.
 
A recent audit centered around Rocky Mount uncovered some questionable fiscal behavior.
 
Public school advocacy groups claim that public school appropriation as a percent of the North Carolina General Fund is indicative of the legislature’s commitment to public schools.
Public school advocacy groups claim that public school appropriation as a percent of the North Carolina General Fund is indicative of the legislature’s commitment to public schools.
 
A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has dismissed a Greenville woman’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s red-light camera law.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has dismissed a Greenville woman’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s red-light camera law.
 
RealClearScience published a piece by our Dr. Don van der Vaart on the Coronavirus last week.
RealClearScience published a piece by our Dr. Don van der Vaart on the Coronavirus last week.
 
Bruce Thompson writes at the Washington Examiner that the future is not as bleak as media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic suggests.
Bruce Thompson writes at the Washington Examiner that the future is not as bleak as media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic suggests.
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper, in the wake of COVID-19, made it easier to apply for Medicaid.
 
Cassidy Morrison of the Washington Examiner reports on the impact of unclear messaging from federal and state officials about the justification for economic lockdowns.
Cassidy Morrison of the Washington Examiner reports on the impact of unclear messaging from federal and state officials about the justification for economic lockdowns.
 
JLF’s Jordan Roberts recently published a research paper in conjunction with the Brookings Institution.
JLF’s Jordan Roberts recently published a research paper in conjunction with the Brookings Institution.
 
It’s not all full-blown coronavirus news–at least not in the Queen City.
 
North State Journal reporter A.P. Dillon tweeted out a report on “Local leaders challenging executive order provisions” this morning.
North State Journal reporter A.P. Dillon tweeted out a report on “Local leaders challenging executive order provisions” this morning.
 
Mike Gallagher argues at National Review Online that now is the time for Americans to step up support of Taiwan.
Mike Gallagher argues at National Review Online that now is the time for Americans to step up support of Taiwan.
 
On Thursday, May 14, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order establishing social distancing guidelines aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
On Thursday, May 14, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order establishing social distancing guidelines aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
 
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
 
For those who are interested, UNC Professor Jonathan Holbrook provides a thorough analysis at the School of Government’s Criminal Law blog.
For those who are interested, UNC Professor Jonathan Holbrook provides a thorough analysis at the School of Government’s Criminal Law blog.
 
James Antle explains at the Washington Examiner how the latest twists in the Trump-Russia story could help the president’s re-election bid.
James Antle explains at the Washington Examiner how the latest twists in the Trump-Russia story could help the president’s re-election bid.
 
John Fund of National Review Online takes aim at proposals to boost the use of mail-in ballots during 2020 elections.
John Fund of National Review Online takes aim at proposals to boost the use of mail-in ballots during 2020 elections.
 
The coronavirus has every business in different ways. Some businesses are seeing heightened revenue from delivery sales, like Amazon, while others going bankrupt.
The coronavirus has every business in different ways. Some businesses are seeing heightened revenue from delivery sales, like Amazon, while others going bankrupt.
 
My latest research brief looks at the death of a local Irish pub. What happened to Trali Irish Pub in Morrisville is what is happening all across North Carolina.
My latest research brief looks at the death of a local Irish pub. What happened to Trali Irish Pub in Morrisville is what is happening all across North Carolina.
 
And some say the “system” is breaking down—looks to me like it’s working just fine—in what other world (in the middle of a pandemic no less) would a professor get a $360,000 grant to study the impact of student loan debt, which (by the way) averages $30,000 per student?
And some say the “system” is breaking down—looks to me like it’s working just fine—in what other world (in the middle of a pandemic no less) would a professor get a $360,000 grant to study the impact of student loan debt, which (by the way) averages $30,000 per student?
 
Willis Krumholz argues in a Federalist column that huge federal deficits “kill blue-collar America.” The federal government’s response to COVID-19 hasn’t helped.
Willis Krumholz argues in a Federalist column that huge federal deficits “kill blue-collar America.” The federal government’s response to COVID-19 hasn’t helped.
 
Caroline Freund of the World Bank writes at Barron’s about factors nations and companies will consider in the debate over the future of supply chains.
Caroline Freund of the World Bank writes at Barron’s about factors nations and companies will consider in the debate over the future of supply chains.
 
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